Outdoor activities in New York City

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Outdoor Activities in New York City

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Horse Carriage Rides
55 minutes
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S$165.01
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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S$61.29
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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S$277.32
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Pedicab Tours
1–3 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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S$270.39
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Pedicab Tours
1–3 hours
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S$104.00
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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S$97.06
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Private Sightseeing Tours
45 minutes
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  • kristensnardone
    5 contributions
    Great way to see Central Park. Guide was knowledgeable and informative. Venus was our horse, and she was a sweet, gentle animal. My daughter said that was her favorite activity we did in nyc.
    Review of: Official NYC Horse Carriage Rides in Central Park since 1979 ™
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • ClaygateChris
    South Yarmouth, MA5 contributions
    Mike was a fantastic guide with great knowledge of Central Park and the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend his tour
    Review of: Central Park Walking Tour
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • Eleni P
    1 contribution
    Nice experience. The waterfalls are great, the boat trip was totally worth it. We would like more time to the falls, we spent there only three hours.
    Review of: Niagara Falls in One Day from New York City
    Written 7 May 2023
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  • Patti V
    2 contributions
    I sent the grandparents on this tour and they LOVED it. Natasha was the tour guide and drove the carriage with the horses. She was incredible.
    Review of: 50 Minutes Central Park Horse and Carriage Tour Up to 4 Adults
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Tracy C
    Redondo Beach, CA7 contributions
    This was one of the highlights of our family trip to NYC. Our family of 4 (with 2 teenagers) loved it! It is a great way to see the entire park in 2 hours and hit all the highlights! Our guide, Benny, was SO GOOD! He rattled off all of the facts and history of each part of the park, but that wasn't the best part. He's such a nice person, has lived in the city and had great insight and suggestions as to what to do and see. He made everyone feel welcome and made the tour so fun for the 3 families on our tour. We were there on an unusually hot day in April and the park was so crowded and keeping us all together was no easy task. It felt great zipping around this way and it kept us cool. Highly recommend this tour!
    Review of: NYC Central Park Electric Scooter Tour
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Ankit C
    Tokyo, Japan14 contributions
    Agency operates different tours on weekdays with different start and end time. Ours started at 7 am and ended 6 Am next day.
    Pro: Focused on Niagara, included Mist tour and walking tour; Fun and helpful guides Richard and Brian
    Cons: Driver of the bus are not able to communicate basic instructions in English(can use boards/printouts)
    Guide did not educate to carry the Poncho with us when rains were regular phenomenon. Half the group ended up drenched during walking tour
    Review of: Niagara Falls One Day Tour from New York City
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Saba I
    1 contribution
    Mini was a fantastic tour guide. Showed us all the main places in Central Park with lots of historic and fun facts. Very comfortable and enjoyable experience.
    Review of: Central Park Private Pedicab Tour
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Jess
    Isle of Man, UK190 contributions
    Very small zoo in Central Park with animals you can tell are well looked after. On arrival to the zoo it was feeding time for the sea lions which was awesome to watch and was the highlight for us. Worth the visit but slightly on the expensive side for what's there.
    Review of: Central Park Zoo Admission Ticket
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • BoardingPass822344
    6 contributions
    We originally booked a 10:45am tour but we were contacted and asked to change to 11:30am, this still worked with our plans but wasn’t ideal.
    The weather was very mild and it made for a lovely experience. The only draw back was that our guide did not speak English as his first language and had only been in the USA for six months. This made it difficult to hear/understand what he was saying about Central Park. We asked several times for him to repeat what he had said but it didn’t help.
    Review of: CARRIAGE RIDE OFFICIAL (VIP PRIVATE) in CENTRAL PARK since 1964™
    Written 25 March 2023
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  • Nancy
    1 contribution
    Our driver Jmal made the experience so fantastic and with so much awesome history of Central Park. I was so happy with our whole experience and we loved his horse Pepper!!
    Review of: Central Park Horse and Carriage Rides
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Praveen T
    1 contribution
    Kiko Lee, she is excellent and took care of everything, this is a awesome trip planned and worth , really I am looking forward for another trip soon with you
    Review of: BEST Niagara Falls(US) 2-Day Tour from New York City
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Hermy G
    9 contributions
    We bought the 3 day New York Pass and found it good value for money. The app is super helpful at putting all the attractions into one place so you can see what you want to do.

    We just got our money's worth compared with if we had paid for tours/events individually.

    In some places, it was very quick to just turn up and scan the pass to gain entry (such as the Empire State Building). other places, such as the 9/11 memorial, required you to queue with everyone else in order to get tickets.

    BE AWARE that the information on each attractions page is not up to date. We found this in multiple places. 1. The Picnic place by Central Park. the New York pass says that they open at 0900, they don't - they open at 1000. We found out the hard way by turning up at 0900 and the window said 1000. We had double checked the New York pass website which still says 0900. 2. The Central Park bike tours page says that reservations are not needed for Bike Tours. That is also not true. They only do tours at 1000 and 1300, which is not listed on the page - the page says to turn up and they will allocate you to the next tour.

    This information may be old and it may just be that the app requires updating. But a heads up to not use that app as a bible or gospel as it could get you into some strife!

    Have a look at all the individual activities that you want to do over a period of time to see if you could do it cheaper yourself. The hop on hop off bus was also a great idea for us on our first full day, as it gave us our bearings without the need to use our own legs or energy.
    Review of: The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Brooklynite52
    Houston, TX12 contributions
    An excellent, inexpensive, fun tour to take. Jeremy was very knowledgeable, and accommodating. It was a fact-filled experience!
    Review of: Central Park Walking Tour
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Marco A
    1 contribution
    This was my favorite tour in New York City. As someone who loves learning about history, I really appreciated how knowledgable Bruce was and was even more impressed by his delivery. I learned about many things I had no idea were part of the history of such an iconic landmark as Central Park. It's always great to do it alongside someone who is so passionate as Bruce and cares so much about everyones understanding of the material he delivers. Looking forward to attending a few more of his tours. 10/10
    Review of: Secret Places of Central Park
    Written 14 April 2023
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  • Ella
    1 contribution
    Our driver was Luiz. He was really nice with us. He described really well everything and took beautiful pictures of our family. The ride was very relaxing and a really nice way to know the park. This was my third time in Central Park and I can say that this is a really nice way to explore the park while resting and relaxing because visiting New York as a tourist can be very tiring because all the walking. I 100% recommend this horse carriage ride to everyone.
    Review of: NYC Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park (50 Minutes - Photo Stops)
    Written 10 January 2023
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