Central Park

Type Walking
Start / End Point
Pulitzer Fountain, 5th Avenue and 59th Street
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Strawberry fields, 72nd St & 8th Avenue

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New York’s Central Park sprawls over an impressive 843 acres (341 hectares) of green space featuring running paths, a boating lake, ponds, fountains, a zoo, statues, skating ring, and gardens. So, unless you have all the time in the world, you might need help finding the best parts! Locals and visitors alike love visiting Central Park, as it offers calm in the otherwise chaotic city. New Yorkers and visitors alike have gathered at this national historic landmark year-round since 1857 to enjoy a respite from Manhattan's Concrete jungle.

Belvedere Castle
Central Park Point of Interests
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • The Plaza Hotel
  • The Pond
  • The Dairy
  • The Mall and Literary Walk
  • Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
  • Strawberry Fields
  • The Dakota Apartments
Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza is a square at the southeast corner of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South (59th Street), covering two blocks on the west side of Fifth Avenue between 58th and 60th Streets. It contains an equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman on its northern half and the Pulitzer Fountain on its southern half.

Grand Army Plaza was designed by Beaux-Arts architecture firm Carrere and Hastings and completed in 1916. It was renovated in 1933–1935, 1985, and 2013. The plaza has been a New York City  scenic landmark since 1974.
 

The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel (also known as The Plaza) is a luxury hotel and condominium apartment building in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The 21-story, French Renaissance - inspired chateau style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. The facade is made of marble at the base, with white brick covering the upper stories, and is topped by a mansard roof.

The Pond
The Pond

The Pond - Located at the southeast corner of the park, near the entrance at Grand Army Plaza, the Pond provides immediate relief from the hustle and bustle of the city just outside. This is due to a veritable wall of trees and shrubs, as well as the inspired landscaping of Olmsted and Vaux, which placed the pond below street level. This entrance was originally designed to handle most of the traffic into the park, and continues to do so until this day.

The Dairy
The Dairy

The Dairy was included in the Greensward Plan, the original plan for the construction of Central Park. Construction began in September 1869. In a progress report written by Olmsted Vaux & Co. to the Department of Public Parks, dated June 6, 1870, the architects stated, "The Dairy [is] a stone structure, the cellar of which connects directly with one of the traffic roads, it being the intention that the building should receive its main supplies from the exterior of the park.

 

The Mall
The Mall and Literary Walk

A walkway leading to the beautiful Bethesda Terrace, the Central Park Mall runs through the middle of the Park from 66th to 72nd street. It remains the sole formal feature of Olmsted and Vaux's naturalistic creation. To the north lies the Terrace Bridge, while the Olmsted Flower Bed is located directly south of the Mall.

 

BETHESDA FOUNTAIN
Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain are two architectural features overlooking the southern shore of the lake in New York City's Central Park. The fountain with its Angel of the Waters statue, is located in the center of the terrace.

Strawbery Fields
Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a memorial to the British rock musician and peace activist John Lennon (1940–1980). The memorial consists of a five-acre landscape near the West 72nd Street entrance and includes the Imagine mosaic, where many come to pay tribute to Lennon. The memorial’s name is a reference to the 1967 song Lennon wrote and performed with the Beatles, “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

 

The Dakota Building
The Dakota Building

The Dakota, also known as the Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The Dakota was constructed between 1880 and 1884, and was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh.

What's included
Live tour guide: English / Spanish / Italian / Hebrew / German / French / Portuguese / Russian
What's not included
Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Optional Tips
  • Souvenir
cancellation policy

The ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 may impact your travel plans. As countries reopen borders and travel restrictions ease, guidance may change frequently.

We encourage you to check with the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or local government authorities for more information about the impact to your destination. You can also find links to additional resources on TripAdvisor.

What is Mano Tours' cancellation policy? Unfortunately, during these difficult times, we are unable to offer any thing other than an "all sales are final" cancellation policy.

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