from The Essential Central Park Guided Walking Tour
No movie set in New York is complete without at least one scene shot in iconic Central Park. On this 2 to 2.5-hour private guided walking tour, you’ll stroll the paths of the world’s most famous urban green space to learn about its many monuments and oftentimes quirky history.
Born in the 19th century, Central Park was designed to give New Yorkers a breath of fresh air. More than just green space, it’s also a venue for memorials and artwork honoring figures like Bolivar and Marti, as well as Balto and Hans Christen Andersen. As your enthusiastic young guide shares the park’s history, you’ll cross the famous Gapstow Bridge on your way to the Central Park Zoo. You will follow the tree-lined Mall and discuss the literary figures memorialized in statues on either side. You will discover the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, site of countless Hollywood moments. Cross Bow Bridge on your way to Strawberry Fields towards the Dakota to learn about John Lennon’s assassination at his memorial. You’ll discover the resplendent restaurant, Tavern on the Green, before joining the locals in Sheep Meadow, where New Yorkers of all walks of life can get away from city life for a moment.
Highlights generally include (but are not limited to):
• The Mall
• Duck Pond
• The Dairy
• Checkers and Chess House
• Belvedere Castle
• Boat House
• The Lake
• The Reservoir