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New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

1. New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

Start the tour by heading to the meeting point at the edge of the park. Meet your driver and board your pedicab, then set off together on a 1-hour tour to discover Central Park's main sights and attractions.  Journey through the park and make a 10-15-minute stop at the stunning Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Get out here for the chance to stroll around and take pictures. Then, set off again towards the Cherry Hill Fountain and Bow Bridge, an iconic spot where countless wedding proposals have taken place over the years. Make another quick stop here to cross the bridge over the lake and take more incredible photos.  Next up, head over to Strawberry Field for a 5-10 minute stop where you'll discover the John Lennon Memorial. Make your final stop at the Dakota Building for the chance to visit what's best known as the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. At the end of the tour, be taken back to the initial pick-up location where your memorable ride concludes.

Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

2. Central Park: Live Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy a Central Park bicycle tour and discover its most popular destinations, including the Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, the Literary Walk, the Reservoir and more. Take a tour with New York City's largest bike rental and tour company. Ride with a licensed professional tour guide while exploring Central Park. You’ll have the option of renting your bike past the end of the tour to explore Central Park and NYC on your own. Choose from the 4 tours of Central Park that are offered daily. Tours depart at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The tour duration is 2 hours and the distance covered is 5 miles. Possible sights on these tours include: Columbus CircleCentral Park MallBethesda FountainConservatory WaterThe ReservoirConservatory GardenThe Great LawnBelvedere CastleStrawberry FieldsCherry HillThe Balto StatueThe Alice in Wonderland Statue

New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

3. New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

Meet your guide at the meeting point then head into the park for a scooter safety briefing. Once you’re ready, hop onboard your electric scooter and explore the world-famous Central Park. The first stop of the tour is the iconic Bethesda Fountain, also known as the Heart of New York City. Admire this beautiful fountain, then visit the park's other famous landmarks including Cleopatra's Needle, the Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, and the North Woods. Along the way, stop to take photographs while learning about the park and its impressive history from your knowledgeable guide. At the end of the tour, enjoy time to ask your guide any questions you have about the park, or for tips to enhance your stay in the Big Apple.

Central Park 5-Star Bike Tour

4. Central Park 5-Star Bike Tour

See the best of Central Park on a bicycle tour and discover the secrets and famous spots of this legendary park. The 2-hour tour covers all the main highlights of Central Park, including the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, the Strawberry Fields, the Literary Walk, Cherry Hill, Belvedere Castle, and the Reservoir. You will learn amazing facts, hear interesting park history, and see the architecture. Discover famous movie spots and celebrity homes. During the tour, make multiple stops for photograph opportunities and short walks. The tour goes at a leisurely pace so it is perfect for riders of any skill level.

2-Hour Private Biking Tour of Central Park

5. 2-Hour Private Biking Tour of Central Park

Along with your own private tour guide, experience the best of Central Park at your own pace and by your own schedule. Hop on a comfortable bike of your choice and explore the most famous attractions in the park, such as the Bethesda Fountain, the Great Lawn, and the iconic Central Park Mall, where many movies have been filmed. Your guide will, in the language of your choosing, explain to you the historical and current significance of these features of the Park so that you come away from the tour relaxed and entertained. Enjoy the feeling of the fresh air on your face and the green foliage around you as you and your private group guide the way for 2 full hours.

New York City: Central Park Walking Tour

6. New York City: Central Park Walking Tour

One of the best ways to get to the heart of Central Park is on foot. You will be guided by a former Central Park employee on a tour that offers a complete picture of this iconic New York City landmark. On this tour of New York's backyard, you will hear about the park's origins and admire its design. Learn about the cultural influence of the park, and feel the peace that comes from walking through the natural environment. Many people are familiar with Central Park, but do not know the most interesting places to explore. With 843 acres, this landscape masterpiece has a lot to offer. Your guide will show you the highlights of Central Park, many of which feature in popular movies. See the Gapstow Bridge, a film site for the home alone II movie, and pass the Wollman Rink, from love story and serendipity. Walk past the Dairy, and stroll along the Mall and Literary Walk. Explore Conservatory Water, an ornamental pond that featured in the Stuart Little movie.  See the Alice in Wonderland statue, and Bethesda Terrace that overlooks the lake. Cross Bow Bridge, where some of the filming of spider man III took place. Wander through Strawberry Fields, the peace garden and memorial to John Lennon.

New York: Central Park Secrets and Highlights Walking Tour

7. New York: Central Park Secrets and Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour through Central Park with a licensed guide to learn about the park's rich history. Visit some of the prettiest spots for terrific photo opportunities. Meet your guide in front of The Shops At Columbus Circle. Set off to explore the southern part of Central Park. Begin the tour in the southwestern section before winding your way northeast. End near the Imagine mosaic memorial and the Dakota (the former home of music legend John Lennon and other celebrities). During the 2-mile walking tour, learn how to navigate the 843-acre urban wonderland nestled amid a concrete jungle of Manhattan skyscrapers. Take advantage of this photographer's paradise as you pass some of the park's 30 spectacular ornamental bridges and arches. Spot the park's inhabitants, including songbirds, ducks, geese, egrets, herons, hawks, owls, raccoons, and chipmunks. Admire a grove of majestic, endangered American elm trees. Take in the architecturally impressive Bethesda Terrace Arcade and beautiful Bethesda Fountain. See the much-photographed Bow Bridge. Learn about the statues and tributes that line the Mall. Enjoy the talents of some of the many performers as you stroll through the park.

New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

8. New York: Central Park & NYC Landmarks Guided Ebike Tour

Explore the best parts of New York City on a safe, guided route via Ebike. Take a tour that encompasses all of Central Park and parts of Upper Manhattan. See much of the city without breaking a sweat. Begin in the beautiful neighborhood of West Harlem. Explore sites alongside the Hudson River such as the George Washington Bridge and Grant’s Tomb. You'll also experience incredible displays of gothic architecture at Riverside Church and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine before making your way to Central Park. Once in Central Park, glide along the winding paths of the famous metropolitan park. Along the way, stop at popular sites, such as Strawberry Fields, Central Park Pond, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace.

New York City: Deluxe 1.5-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

9. New York City: Deluxe 1.5-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

Your 1.5-hour Central Park pedicab tour begins at the water conservatory, where you can see the statue of Alice in Wonderland and the water pond from the movie Stewart Little. You are then taken to the most popular area of the park, the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, before traveling to the mall and the famous Loeb Boathouse Restaurant. Following that, encounter the Cherry Hill Fountain to see the fountain from the hit 90s TV show Friends, as well as Bow Bridge. Your guide then takes you to Strawberry Fields to see the John Lennon Memorial and the iconic Dakota Building, before your tour finally concludes with Sheep Meadow and the famous Tavern on the Green.

Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

10. Guided Electric Bike Tour of Central Park

The best way to experience Central Park is with this "no sweat" e-bike tour. You won’t have to worry about destroying your nice shirt or ruining your makeup in the searing New York City heat when peddling is less important than your comfort. Speed through the park on a top-of-the-line Yamaha-powered, Giant-built e-bike. Glide over the park’s gentle slopes with as much effort as it takes to tie a lace.  See such impressive sights as The Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Conservatory Waters, Conservatory Gardens, the Alice in Wonderland Statue, Strawberry Fields, and more.  A seasoned tour guide will be at hand to teach you about the rich cultural history contained within Central Park and its most spectacular highlights. Your hunger for knowledge of the still green heart at the center of this great city will finally be satisfied after this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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What people are saying about Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 938 reviews

Central Park is HUGE! Impossible to see it all. So I tried this audio walking tour and was super glad. It's a great introduction, so if you only have one chance to see the park this is perfect. Hits the big highlights, like the zoo, the mall, Bethesda fountain, Strawberry Fields, plus the Dakota, where Lennon was shot. Some walking tours I've tried are just blah-blah-blah facts but this was cool, with sound effects and actors. Like a movie in your head. Gave me turn-by-turn directions using GPS. All sorts of cool details and stories I never would have known otherwise, like why some of the statues have these weirdly high foreheads. Some of the stories were funny, some touching. I would do anothr one like this

The whole thing was a lot of fun. I was originally slightly anxious about the safety aspect of using e-scooters on roads. However the roads in Central Park had dedicated lanes for bikes/scooters and roads aren’t busy. Philip our guide was great. He was very friendly, provided some insight to the history of the park and was very patient with us wanting to take photos at the dedicated stops of our tour. With lots of opportunities to do so.

We had a wonderful time exploring Central Park on electric scooters! Our guide, Phillip, was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of opportunities to stop for photo shoots and to explore. We were on the 9 AM tour and it was fun to explore the park while it was still quiet.

learned a lot,about central park , certainly more than just renting a bike on our own. big thanks for our guide Alp, who brought back my wife's bike back when she had issue and wasn't able to ride back to the start point

Fun way to see the attractions in Central Park quickly. Scooters were in good condition and the guide was very knowledgeable.