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Central Park South End Walking Tour

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This is a two hour walking tour of the South End of Central Park. America’s First Landscaped park and the third largest park in New York City. Hear about Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Learn about what their vision for the park was over the years and how it evolved as the park was built. The tour begins by the Pulitzer Fountain across the street from the Plaza hotel. From there we will make our way through the park stopping at places Including Wollman Rink, Central Park Zoo, Gapstow Bridge, The Dairy, The Carousel,The Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Sheeps Meadow, Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, Imagine Mosaic and The Dakota. Along the way see filming locations from some of your favorite movies and tv shows. The tour ends at The Dakota on West 72 Street and Central Park West.

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Stop At: The Arsenal, 64th St Fifth Avenue, Central Park, New York City, NY 10065

See the one building which was on the site before Central Park was built

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Central Park Zoo, 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001

A Zoo was not included in the original plans for Central Park. We'll discuss why a zoo was later added and talk about some of the different design concepts for the zoo over the years

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Delacorte Clock, 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-4810

See the beautiful animal cultures on this beautiful clock

Stop At: Wollman Rink, 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001

Learn about the history of the ice skating rink

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks must be worn for the entirety of the tour.
  • Two Hour Walking Tour with an English Speaking Guide

  • Entry/Admission - Wollman Rink

Departure Point
Pulitzer Fountain, 764 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA

Departure Time
10:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
Strawberry Fields, New York, NY 10023, USA

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