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  • Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    1. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass.

  • New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

    2. New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

    One of New York City's most celebrated sights, Central Park, is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour you are guaranteed to see more of this oasis than possible on foot. As you travel you will be regaled in stories of the park's highlights, such as the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, John Lennon's memorial. You knowledgable guide is bound to provide you with extra information you might miss if you were doing it alone. There will be more than fifty highlights throughout this experience, which include historical landmarks, movie locations, celebrity apartments, and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at either the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, or the Fifth Avenue Shops.

    Driver was nice. He showed us excellent movie locations. Said some good informations about the park. Cool thing was when he showed us building where famous actors have apartments.

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

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

    Start the tour with an optional pickup from your hotel in New York if it's not more than 5 blocks away from Central Park. Alternatively, head 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 th...

    Enjoyed this tour very much! John was an excellent guide and not only was he knowledgeable about Central Park, he took pictures of us. Best way to start our vacation!

  • New York Hell's Kitchen Food & Central Park Combo Tour

    4. New York Hell's Kitchen Food & Central Park Combo Tour

    At one time the home of poor, working-class Irish immigrants, Hell’s Kitchen became the site of skirmishes between Irish and German immigrant gangs. A later wave of Puerto Rican immigrants in the 1950s led to additional ethnic tensions, inspiring the famed Broadway musical West Side Story. Today Hell's Kitchen has become a gentrified area that boasts some of the most expensive properties in the city, as you’ll experience on this 4-hour guided tour. A world of ethnic food is available in Hell's Kitchen, a diverse neighborhood located just to the west of the Theater District. On the Hell’s Kitchen Food Tour you’ll visit some of the best restaurants in midtown Manhattan and taste some of the best food in New York. Try a variety of specialties from empanadas to custom-made donuts, and don't forget the bourekas! Next on this combo tour you’ll get to walk off all that amazing food in Centra...

  • New York City: 3-Day Combination Walking Tour Ticket

    5. New York City: 3-Day Combination Walking Tour Ticket

    See the highlights of New York City with guided walking tours of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Central Park, and Lower Manhattan. Split your tours over any 3 days within a 2 week period, and discover the top sights of the city. Meet your guide at Battery Park for your 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Skip the ferry lines and head straight to the boat. Admire the iconic statue, and learn everything there is to know about this must-see sight. You’ll also enjoy access to pedestal level. Continue to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station. Discover the history of this landmark, and its role in shaping the melting pot of America. Fall in love with Central Park on a 2-hour stroll past its highlights. Enjoy an easy walk, and listen to anecdotes and stories told by your guide. See the Conservatory, the Dairy, the Naumburg Bandshell, and more. Movie ...

  • New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab

    6. New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab

    Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour tour of Central Park by Pedicab 1-Hour Tour If you would like to get familiar with the basic places of interest in Central Park, take a ride on a 1-hour pedicab tour through New York City's famous park. Visit Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Summer Stage, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on Green, and more. You'll see it all! No matter what season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass. 2-Hour Tour (2-hour tours are not possible in winter time because of cold temperatures.) See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique 2-hour pedicab tour. Your...

    Buddy did an amazing job. His overall knowledge was great. He was very interactive and explained many of the highlights in and around the park fro historical to movies. I would recommend highly!! Hey Buddy your travelers from Buffalo!! ☺

  • New York: TCM Classic Film Locations Tour by Bus

    7. New York: TCM Classic Film Locations Tour by Bus

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite classic films set in New York City, as a local actor guide entertains, informs, and quizzes you with trivia questions on up to 60 filming locations Not only will you get a taste of New York’s film history, you'll receive a great bus tour of Manhattan, visiting neighborhoods rich with the history of the cinema. Discover popular location sites like Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. Hop off at Zabar’s, the well-known market place, featured in “You’ve Got Mail.” Stand outside the famous Dakota Building where Yoko Ono lives, and featured in “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Cross to the Upper East Side through Central Park, learning about the dozens of films set in the park, including the first motion picture ever made in New York City. Continue down the east side of Manhattan to stop in front of Ho...

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

    8. 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.

    My Husband and I were in NYC for the 1st time celebrating our 30th Anniversary. The Pedi-Cab tour was one of the highlights of our trip. :-) Our tour Guide Johnny Cash was extremely pleasant, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He said he would be our very own Paparazzi... lol He took the time to take photos of us with both our phones at all the great stops in Central Park. We would highly recommend this tour when visiting New York, we had a Blast.

  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure: New York Mid-Central Park

    9. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure: New York Mid-Central Park

    Looking for a way to turn Central Park into a giant game board?  Come experience an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the "Amazing Race" with a three-hour sightseeing tour of the middle of Central Park. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at The Dakota and will take you on a journey through the middle section of Central Park. The route leads you from Strawberry Fields to the architectural splendor of the Natural History Museum and the Met, and from ornate art hidden around playgrounds to the great Reservoir. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows you to start when you want and determine your own pace of play. Stop for lunch along the lake or take a stroll on one of the shaded trails… w...

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What people are saying about The Dakota

My parents had Shawn as their guide and absolutely loved him! The ride was comfortable, but hold onto your belongings since it’s sort of “open”. They loved seeing and hearing all about Central Park. During the tour, he stopped to let them get out in certain spots like where Gossip Girls filmed, the fountain where Friends was filmed and the John Lennon Imagine area. Ride was at 4pm and they were there at 3:45pm and went on the ride right away and lasted a little longer than one hour. They chose drop off at Fifth Avenue shops so they could walk to a nearby restaurant.

Driver was nice. He showed us excellent movie locations. Said some good informations about the park. Cool thing was when he showed us building where famous actors have apartments.

Enjoyed this tour very much! John was an excellent guide and not only was he knowledgeable about Central Park, he took pictures of us. Best way to start our vacation!

Great trip! I was scouting spots to propose so the guided tour helped!

Our guides were fantastic. Would absolutely use tgem again!