Sightseeing in Central Park is a great way to experience the beauty of New York City.
Central Park can feel a bit overwhelming for first-timers. There’s so much to see and do! Depending on the season, sightseeing in Central Park includes but is not limited to: rollerblading, bike riding, ice skating, boat rowing on the Lake, fishing in Harlem Meer, visiting Victorian Gardens Amusement Park r the Central Park Zoo.
The park offers its visitors many forests, lakes, fountains, and other water bodies, historical sites, bridges with amazing architecture, and also alleys for walking, carriage, or bike tours to see all of the park’s amazing spots.
Explore the beauty of Central Park with a horse and carriage ride!
Horse-drawn carriages are the most unique way to witness the beauty of Central Park. With Central Park horse riding visit well-known attractions like Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and the Mall. Customized rides for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proposals, and other special occasions.
There is nothing more romantic than visiting Central Park by hiring a horse-drawn carriage. However, taking to this global pandemic, each carriage will be detailed and sanitized fully every day. Seats will be sanitized after each ride and hand sanitizer will be available for guests. Carriage covers will not be used unless it is raining or heavily snowing.
Top Attractions in Central Park
The Mall and Literary Walk
The Mall is Central Park’s most renowned horticultural feature with its canopy of elms. It is the largest remaining stand of American Elm trees in North America. Literature lovers will appreciate the statue of renowned authors that flank the walkway. You will find street performers here.
Named after the Italian meaning ‘beautiful view,’ Central Park’s Belvedere Castle offers park goes exactly what its name implies. With its two balconies, it supplies wonderful panoramic views that include some of Central Park’s most beautiful and famous landmarks – the Ramble, the Turtle Pond, the Great Lawn, and the Delacorte Theater.
One of the park’s several natural bodies of water, the Pond is a serene spot in the southwest corner. You are likely to recognize the famous Gapstow Bridge. Along with the skyline in the background, it is a classic NYC view. Hallet Nature Sanctuary is a wooded hill near the pond open to visitors occasionally.
Do not forget to stop and admire the walls and pillars of the park’s most picturesque architectural setting. The magnificent Bethesda Fountain called ‘Angel of the Waters’ is the centerpiece of the scene. This is a great place for street musicians as the Minton tiles of the terrace’s arcade provide perfect acoustics.
Central Park Zoo
This is the park’s most popular attraction. You will witness several animals in the zoo featuring from the tropical, temperature, and polar global zones. Visit the place in the feeding times and watch the sea creatures performing tricks. The feeding times are 11:30am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
These are just some of the highlights of sightseeing in Central Park. Whether you are sightseeing, celebrating a special occasion, or treating your family to a fun activity in the city, do not forget to book Central Park horse riding for creating timeless memories to cherish later.
Our Central Park Carriages offer:
- A brief ride along the Park’s perimeter
- In-depth rides with stops for photos
- Romantic night rides through the park
- Customized rides and pick-ups for several occasions like weddings, engagement proposals, parades, events, film/photo shoots, etc.
Reserve our Central Park horse riding in advance by paying securely online. Visit centralparkcarriages.com for more details.