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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):
Checkers and Chess House
(based on group size)18 years of age or older
(based on group size)Between 10 - 17 years of age
(based on group size)Between 0 - 9 years of age
I arranged for a private walking tour of Central Park for my friend and I for our last day in the city. This particular tour through Babylon Tours was money well spent. The guide, Jared, contacted me the day before to arrange a specific spot to start and end the tour. This made it very helpful to locate him and arrange a pick up when we were through. Jared was fantastic! Not only was he knowledgable on the history and beauty of Central Park, he had a fantastic way of telling the story of it. He was just a pleasure to listen to and walk this beautiful park with. It felt like I was talking to a good friend with a vast knowledge of New York City and its landmarks. Jared kept the pace going so we were sure to see the most important highlights of Central Park. The tour was 2.5 hours but I could have easily gone another hour. Jared was fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this particular guide!