Central Park Pedicab Tour
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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.
Probably one of the most visited spots in Central Park, Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to the world-famous singer, songwriter and peace activist, John Lennon.
The location was picked because it is directly across from the Dakota Apartments where John Lennon once lived and where he was murdered. A mosaic of stones forming a word “Imagine” lies in the center.
In 1832 thousands died in New York from a Cholera epidemic. Then Croton Aqueduct was built in 1842 and provided the New York with clean water, ending fears of another epidemic.
The Bethesda Fountain is in honor of the healing powers of that aqueduct and was unveiled in 1873. It is the only statue that was part of the original design of Central Park.
Perhaps the most photographed and famous spot in Central Park, The Mall was once the central promenade where people would stroll in their Sunday best.
Today it is known as one of the largest and last remaining stands of American Elms. The quadruple rows of the rare trees create a one of a kind canopy.
Named for its curved shape, reminiscent of an archer’s bow, Bow Bridge is the second oldest iron bridge in the United States and the oldest one in Central Park.
It was built in 1862 and is considered one of the most romantic spots in the park. Several movies have taken advantage of the romantic setting including Manhattan, The Way We Were and Keeping the Faith.
Alice in Wonderland
In 1959, George Delacourte commissioned this statue as a gift to the children of New York. He choice Alice in Wonderland in memory of his late wife who often read the story to her children.
The gift has been well received as thousands of children have climbed, played and hidden among Alice, the MadHatter, the White Rabbit and the little dormouse.
In 1925 the city of Nome, Alaska was besieged with diphtheria. Dog sled team leading by Balto covered 674 miles over rough ice across treacherous waters through arctic blizzard to deliver antitoxin.
The statue has become a favorite place among kids who climb up on the dog hero celebrated in several books and in Steven Spielberg’s animated film, Balto.
The Central Park Carousel is one of the most well-known features of the park since 1871. While three Carousels have been destroyed by fire, a new one always took its place.
Today the Carousel is one of the largest in the United States and is over 100 years old. It services over 250,000 people a year and features 57 hand carved horses.
Sheep Meadow is a perfect representation of the pastoral vision that Olmstead and Vaux wanted the park to have. The 15-acre pasture gets its name from the sheep that once grazed upon its lands.
While in the 60s and 70s, it was the site of protests, where hundreds of thousands would gather. It is now designated as a quiet zone for picnicking, relaxation and frisbee freestyle.
The Dakota building was constructed in the 1880s and continues to be one of the most prestigious cooperative residential buildings in Manhattan.
Perhaps the biggest claim to fame for this elegant apartment is that it was the residence of John Lennon from 1973 until his death just outside the building in 1980.
Created from what was originally an ugly swampland, this glistening jewel of Central Park charms with a bamboo patch, overarching bridges, and the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water.
It is a popular place for boating and catch and release fishing. 9 different species of freshwater fish inhabit the Lake, including largemouth bass.
One of the most impressive glacial remnants in Central Park, Umpire Rock is more than 450 million years and was formed during Paleozoic Era.
The rock offers the perfect view over surrounding playfields and city skyline, Several movies have taken advantage of the picturesque setting including Friends With Benefits, The Fisher King and Doctor Who.
Classic - 1 Hour Tour covers south part of Central Park, which is considered to be the most beautiful part and is most popular among visitors. You will see and learn about:
- Strawberry Fields
- Bethesda Fountain
- Cherry Hill
- The Mall
- Bow Bridge
- Alice in wonderland
- Wollman Rink
- The Literary Walk
- Summer Stage
- Loeb Boathouse
- Sheep Meadow
- Tavern on the Green
- Mother Goose
- The Lake
- Umpire Rock
- and many others!
Optional stops for walking and pictures can be made at Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain and Strawberry Fields
Belvedere Castle was designed in 1865 as a way to bring fantasy and adventure to life right in the heart of Central Park. Translating from Italian as 'beautiful view', it is one of the most breathtaking sights in the entire park.
There are two balconies and a small promenade that offer enough of a Castle and one of kind views to make anyone feel like royalty.
Jaclyn Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
A marvel of engineering and a stunning facet of Central Park, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir holds a billion gallons of water.
Built in the 1860s to provide temporary water to the city, it is now arguably the most valuable waterfront real estate on the planet and a favorite jogging place for New Yorkers.
Created in 1913, this 4 acres garden features the plants and flowers of the English countryside that inspired many of Shakespeare’s writings.
You will see rosemary and pansies referenced by Hamlet’s Ophelia, thistles from Much Ado About Nothing and even a white mulberry tree which is believed to be inculcated from a tree planted by the Shakespeare himself in 1602!
Turtle Pond rests at the foot of the famed Belvedere Castle and gets its name from a flourishing turtle population. The first turtles were released here by their owners in the 1980s and since then the population has exploded.
The pond is actually the last remnant of the Croton Water System which was the first steady source of clean water for the city.
Spanning over 55 acres, the Great Lawn lives up to its name. It has become a favorite spot for baseball games, picnics and sunbathing.
Lots of concerts have been held here drawing thousands of people. Biggest crowds were recorded during Elton John (300,000 attendees), Simon and Garfunkel (500,000 attendees) and Diana Ross concerts (800,000 attendees).
This beautiful and often forgotten part of the park offers a quiet retreat from the bustle of the city and is an ideal place for a date, a relaxed lunch, or quiet contemplation.
The Cove has become a desirable wedding location and is not to be missed, especially in Fall when the leaves of the surrounding trees turn to brilliant shades of red and yellow.
Azalea Pond is a favorite spot among bird watchers because birds flock there for the gentle stream and tall trees. The Pond is so named because of the 100-year-old Azalea plants that offer a gorgeous pop of color amongst all the greenery.
This area was designed to be reminiscent of the rugged and beautiful Adirondacks.
The Beresford is the home of the rich and famous with apartments going for anywhere from $3 million to $22 million. There is one unit that is actually listed for $62 million!
The building was constructed in 1929 and is named after the Hotel Beresford which used to occupy the site. Celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Diana Ross and Tony Randall have made it their home.
Deluxe - 2 Hours Tour covers south part and top sights of middle and west sections of Central Park. In addition to all the sights covered on Classic - 1 Hour Tour you will also see and learn about:
- Belvedere Castle
- JKO Reservoir
- Shakespeare Garden
- Turtle Pond
- Swedish Cottage
- Great Lawn
- Delacorte Theater
- Wagner Cove
- The San Remo
- Romeo and Juliet Statue
- Seneca Village Site
- Azalea Pond
- Oak Bridge
- Natural History Museum
- Ladies Pavilion
- NY Historical Society
- The Ramble
- The Beresford
- Arthur Ross Pinetum
- Summit Rock
- and many others!
Optional stops for walking and pictures can be made at Jaclyn Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Belvedere Castle, Alice in Wonderland Statue, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain and Strawberry Fields.
One of the hidden wonders of Central Park, the Conservatory Garden, gives you the chance to experience the charms of a European gardens while in New York.
This six-acre garden has 3 sections - French, Italian and English, each offering its own plethora of flowers, fountains and neatly trimmed hedges. No wonder the place has become a favorite spot for weddings and picture taking.
Harlem Meer was created as a memorial for the old village of Harlem that was settled by European settlers in the 17th century.
It is a thriving wildlife habitat and is a great spot for catch and release fishing, exploring, skating and swimming.
The Untermyer Fountain was donated to Central Park after the death of Samuel Untermyer in 1947. The fountain is a cast of the original fountain in Berlin and it remained at Untermyer’s residence until his death.
No one knows how Samuel Untermyer was able to get the cast made, but it has become a favorite addition to the Conservatory Garden.
The Burnett Fountain is seen as a memorial to the famed writer Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is placed in the English part of the Conservatory Garden is depicts characters from her novel, The Secret Garden.
Mary and Dickon look perfectly happy just enjoying their time in their own secret garden in Central Park as Dickon plays his flute and Mary watches the birds.
The Blockhouse is all that remains of a fort that once stood there. The people of New York banded together to build the fort during the war of 1812 when there were fears of a British invasion.
Park designers fell in love with the vine covered ruins which add a unique bit of history and character to Central Park.
Deluxe Plus - 3 Hours Tour covers the entire park. In addition to all the sights covered on Classic - 1 Hour and Deluxe - 2 Hours tours you will also see and learn about:
- Conservatory Gardens
- Northern Woods
- Harlem Meer
- Untermyer Fountain
- Vanderbilt Gate
- The Great Hill
- The Ravine
- The Loch
- Carnegie Mansion
- Burnett Fountain
- North Meadow
- Lasker Pool & Rink
- Fort Fish
- Fort Clinton
- Huddlestone Arch
- Glen Span Arch
- Nutter's Battery Site
- Pool Grotto
- William Thomas Stead
- and many others!
Optional stops for walking and pictures can be made at Conservatory gardens, Jaclyn Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Belvedere Castle, Alice in Wonderland Statue, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain and Strawberry Fields.
- Amazing Guides
- Experienced and DCA licensed tour guides. A professional guide makes all the difference. Our guides rock!
- Visual Aids
- Not just listen to commentary - see it! Our guides are equipped with rare historical pictures, movie slides and famous event photos!
- Optimized Route
- The tour runs optimized route providing lots of stops for the pictures & several 5-10 minutes stops at main sights.
- Complete Comfort
- On hot days pedicab roof will provide enjoyable shade, on cold days warm blankets will ensure your comfort.
- Pick up/Drop off
- Custom pick up & drop off options can be requested. Here is list of places eligible for pick up/drop off.
57th St & 6th Ave, 2 blocks away from Central Park
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Mar 28, 2017Donna S. - Stockton, CAOh my goodness!! We so enjoyed our tour. Andrew was a terrific guide-- so knowledgeable, warm and friendly. We learned so much about Central Park, it's history and significance. We would love to do it again in the spring or in the fall. Thanks so much!was this review helpful? 23
Apr 15, 2017Elizabeth M. - Richmond, VAThoroughly enjoyed and particularly liked the very north parts of the Park that are more locals than tourists. The gardens were beautiful. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great afternoon!was this review helpful? 16
Mar 30, 2017Sharon N. - Belfast, UKAndrew was fantastic, such a friendly personality and extremely knowledgable, I would def recommend your tour. Please thank Andrew from both me and Graeme for a great tour of Central Park and the lovely photos.was this review helpful? 15