Pick between morning and afternoon departure times and then meet your guide on the day of your trip at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza just across from The Plaza Hotel.
You’ll start your Central Park exploration by learning some details about the park’s creation. Hear about the park’s origins by architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1857, discussing some of the obstacles they faced prior to construction. Then start exploring the park’s more than 843 acres (341 hectares) of territory.
First, pass by the Central Park Zoo, featured in the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and see other park highlights like the Sheep Meadow and the iconic Tavern on the Green. Continue your exploration as you pass by Central Park landmarks including Belvedere Castle, the Boathouse, Shakespeare Garden, and the Delacorte Theater.
Proceed alongside the main lake, where you just might see turtles floating on the surface, and make a pilgrimage to Strawberry Field, a memorial to the famous Beatles star John Lennon. Making your way out of the park, you’ll make one final stop in front of The Dakota, an 1884 building that has been home to a range of celebrities including Judy Garland, Leonard Bernstein, John Lennon, and Lauren Bacall. Your Central Park trip ends here.