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Tavern on the Green: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

    1. Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

    With this ride, you will get the lucky opportunity to witness many of Central Park's historical landmarks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. This activity is perfect for a romantic promenade or a fun ride with friends and family. The ride takes 40-minutes on a 2.5 mile trail. It has one stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain where you can take some mesmerizing holiday pictures or simply just enjoy the view. During the ride you will see various landmarks such as The Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue/Upper East Side, Literary Mall, Balto Statue , Summer Stage, Boat Pond, The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, Bethesda Fountain, Bandshell, The Lake, Cherry Hill (photo stop), The Bow Bridge, The Museum Of Natural History, Strawberry Fields, Upper West Side, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Heckscher Playground and Columbus C...

    Louis was our driver and Dante our horse. It was a great adventure and we are horse people, so we loved getting to learn about how the horses are chosen, get vacation, etc. Thanks!

  • Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

    2. Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

    Pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic date, or a fun outing with friends or family. Cimb into a lavishly-decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horses' hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, as well as many other famous sights in the park. With a knowledgeable driver to tell you stories about the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. View the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain you can pause to snap memorable photos, before you head towards Cherry Hill. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn...

  • New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

    3. 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: Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour

    4. New York: Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour

    Pretend you are Audrey Hepburn for the day as you take a stroll through New York’s Central Park to see locations used in many famous movies, from blockbusters to classic films. The New York icon has featured in hundreds of films throughout the history of cinema. Some, like Audrey Hepburn’s “Breakfast at Tiffany's” will be instantly familiar. Others may be a surprise! For movie buffs, this is the chance to relive moments from your favorite movies. Feed the pigeon's just like Macaulay Culkin did in “Home Alone 2,” discover where characters from “Glee” sang and danced a love song to New York, and stop at Wollman Rink to swoon at sites used in “Love Story” and “Serendipity.” In total, you will visit more than 40 locations. Even if you’re not a big movie buff, this tour will give you a whole new perspective on Central Park.

    Gary was a great guide and made the tour better than we expected! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that is planning a vacation to New York!

  • New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

    5. New York City: Pedicab Tour Through Central Park

    This ride takes around one hour on a 3.5 mile trail. During this tour, there are three short breaks. The first stop is at Bethesda Fountain so you can see the magnificent architecture of the Bethesda Terrace Tunnel and the lake. Then, you will stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain followed by a stop at Strawberry Field/John Lennon Memorial. Some other points you will pass by are: Wollman Rink, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Carousel, Balto Statue, Boat Pond, the Bow Bridge. With a knowledgeable driver to regale with you tales of the park's past, cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk, watch the up-and-down of horses on the Carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, pause to snap memorable photos and then head towards Cherry Hill. Surroun...

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

    6. 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 Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    7. New York City: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    During this ride, you will pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic promenade, or a fun ride with friends and family. You can climb into a lavishly decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horse’s hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, see the John Lennon memorial, and circle the fountain at Cherry Hill. With a knowledgeable driver to regale you with tales of the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. You can view the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, you can pause to snap memorable photos before you then head towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cher...

    It was fun and we felt like royalty being ridden around in a Horse Drawn Carriage. Truth is the Park is just way too big to see all the good spots in one day on foot so I am very happy we went for it.

  • New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab

    8. 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: 2-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tours

    9. New York: 2-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tours

    Our tours are all personally customized to ensure you experience the magnificence of the world's most famous urban park in exactly the way you want. 2 hours is the largest loop of our tours and covers all the main features of the Park, Central Park 'Spectacular' is a customized offer we have several stops a long the way. Popular stops includes the Great Law, Shakespeare Garden, the Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill Fountain, Alice in Wonderland, The Boat Pond, The Bow Bridge, The Lake, Loeb Boathouse, Tavern on the Green, Strawberry Fields & the Dakota building. All stops are optional however some stops are definitely recommended and we'll be sure to mention those. We do stop for short walks, stretching, and taking photos however you will be on the pedicab most of the time for your comfort.

    The only tricky bit was finding the meeting point ! However when I rang the help line they contacted our guide who found us. This tour was excellent: our guide was really knowledgeable, he took our photo in all the great spots allowed us to walk to the areas he couldn’t access if we wanted to and even dropped us at the subway. We had wanted to book a horse and carriage but actually this was more than twice the price and as the horses seemed to know their way we noticed that many of the drivers were on their phones! Just remember to wrap up warm if you go in the winter!

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What people are saying about Tavern on the Green

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 344 reviews

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.

Sha was absolutely amazing! Very kind and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our beautiful ride around Central Park!

Our guides were fantastic. Would absolutely use tgem again!

Niko was great! Customer service was great as well. Thanks!