Central Park Hidden Secrets Tour

The Central Park hidden secrets tours covers all the spots that are left behind by other conventional tours of. The tour starts from the entrance on 96th street and Central Park West, where your guide will meet you. Then you will immediately dive into one of the most secluded areas in Central Park, the Ravine. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the Ravine provides refuge to the highest concentration of birds in Central Park. It is also the home of 3 beautiful waterfalls.

You will then exit the Ravine from the north end of it and head towards the Harlem Meer and the Conservatory Garden. Your guide will show you the entrance of the Conservatory garden and once inside you can explore 3 different garden styles: French, British and Italian.

After a brief stroll at the Conservatory Garden, start heading towards Jackie Kennedy Onasis Reservoir. Once used to supply the tap water in the city, now the reservoir provides some stunning views of the city and the building surrounding the park. You will have the opportunity to take a break, enjoy the scenery and take some photos. 

Continue south as you explore more of Central Park. Fifteen minutes away from Jackie O's reservoir is Belvedere Castle. As the name suggests (bel vedere - "nice to view") this castle is situated at one of the highest points in Central Park, overlooking the Great Lawn. Considered one of the most romantic place for young couples, don't be surprised if all of a sudden you hear hand clapping and you notice a guy proposing to his future wife. 

You will then leave Belvedere Castle and slowly start entering the commercial and well-known touristy areas of the park. Your next stop will be Strawberry Fields, John Lennon's Memorial. You will get the opportunity to walk the fields and hear interesting stories about the famous Beatle. Right across the street from Strawberry Fields is where John Lennon used to live (at the Dakota building) and where he was assassinated. 

Your tour ends at Columbus Circle.
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  • Min price: $90.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Central Park entrance located at 96th Street and Central Park West

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Great overview and orientation of the city
    • Perfect for all ages and skill level
    • Small-group tour
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Local guide
    • Small-group tour
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Return Details: The tour ends at Columbus Circle (59th street and Broadway)
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Central Park Yoga

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan. It is the most visited park in the United States and one of the most filmed locations in the world. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds, walking tracks, ice-skating rinks, Zoo, natural woods, running track and theatres.

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Harlem is a large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem...

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. It contains exhibit rooms and an observation deck, and since 1919, the folly has also been the location of the official Central Park weather station. Belvedere Castle was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in...

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