Boating

At twenty-two acres the Lake in Central Park offers one of the most peaceful and bucolic settings existing at the center of any city in America. And what better way to enjoy this sanctuary than from one of the easily available excursion crafts (row boats). From Bethesda Fountain to Bow Bridge it is easy to imagine yourself, on a lazy summer afternoon, drifting along in your very own Merchant Ivory production (parasols optional). The waterside Boathouse Restaurant also offers an elegant location for refreshment while watching the navigational efforts of other intrepid urban mariners.

Where : Central Park’s Lake — at the Loeb Boathouse on the east side between 74th and 75th Sts.

When : April 15th through October, weather permitting. Row boats can be rented at the Loeb Boathouse daily, 10:00am to 5:30pm (last rental). The boats must be returned by 6:30pm. Rentals cost $12 for the first hour, and $2.50 each additional 15 minutes; $20 cash deposit required. Up to 4 people per boat. Gondola Rides are also available during the summer from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Mon.-Fri. and 2:00pm to 9:00pm Sat.-Sun. Rides cost $30 per half hour – No reservations.  For more information call: 212-517-2233

Permit Requirements : No permit required.

Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


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New York, NY, 10028

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