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New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

1. New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, Moma, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops for 1 day. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Modern Art (Moma) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Big Bus • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • Artechouse NY • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Luna Park Coney Island • Harlem Gospel Series • Harlem Jazz Series Attractions: • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • The Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • Spyscape Museums: • American Museum of Natural History • El Museo Del Barrio  • Museum of Broadway • Fotografiska NY • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • Moma PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours: • Big Bus NY Discover Downtown • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hour Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • The Ride • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Liberty Express tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour

New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

2. 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.

New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

3. New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City with a private pedicab tour in Central Park. Be accompanied by a professional photographer to capture your experience as you visit the highlights of the park including Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Bow Bridge, and Pilgrim Hill. Meet your guide and set off on your exploration of New York's iconic Central Park. Learn more about the history of this green oasis amongst the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan from your guide, as well as some fascinating facts. Head to the Bethesda Fountain, which is amongst the most recognizable features of the park, most notably from the movie Home Alone 2. Ride across the Bow Bridge and arrive at Strawberry Fields, located across from the Dakota Building. Explore this 2.5-acre landscaped area dedicated to John Lennon. For movie lovers, be sure to keep an eye out in the many areas of the park featured in some of the biggest Hollywood productions and popular TV series. See the bridge from the modern Christmas classic Elf, as well as the remote control boats from Stuart Little.  Throughout your adventure, a professional photographer will be on hand to capture your journey, with numerous photo opportunities at the famous spots you will see.

NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

4. NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

Act like a celebrity for the day on a pedicab tour of Central Park. See the homes of some of New York's most famous celebrities and visit filming locations from your favorite TV shows and movies, including "John Wick" and "Gossip Girl." Meet your driver on 6th Avenue, home to some of New York's most notable buildings, then set out for Central Park. Wrap up during winter with the blankets provided and use your informational booklet to spot the homes of your favorite stars. See over 45 filming locations throughout the tour, including the Plaza Hotel from "Home Alone 2", the terrace featured in "John Wick" and "Sex and the City," the fountain from "Friends," and more. Ride through the Upper East Side, home to Serena van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl." You will also drive past the homes of famous actors, athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many more. Sit back and relax as you pass the apartments of Lady Gaga, Trump, Madonna, and Tiger Woods.

New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

5. New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Sightseeing Day Pass, with access to over 100 experiences, museums, and tours to choose from. This includes some of the city’s most popular attractions like Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium and more! Simplify and save! With the option to select 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and no fixed start date. The easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass is a perfect choice for first time visitors who are excited to see all of New York City and who plan to use the Pass at more than 10 attractions across the five boroughs.  Get out and hit the streets! See the internationally renowned New York City skyline up close with access to five immersive bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Get an authentic taste of the city on one of the many themed walking or biking tours. Your Day Pass is activated in NYC the moment you use it at an attraction or service and is valid through the number of purchased consecutive days. Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker bus ticket is valid for 1 day, regardless of pass duration. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Broadway • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Whitney Museum of American Art • The Edge Experiences:  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Madison Square Garden Tour  • Artechouse NY Attractions:  • Luna Park Coney Island (seasonal) • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE • Museum of Jewish Heritage • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour – Gold Pass • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Empire State Building • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality Museums:  • American Museum of Natural History • Brooklyn Historical Society  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours:  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Discover Downtown Tour • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hr Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus trip • The Ride Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Statue Express Cruise • Statue of Liberty Ferry Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours • Central Park Bike Rental • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (up to 4 Adults)

6. NYC: Central Park Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (up to 4 Adults)

Experience the allure of Central Park as you embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride, passing by a multitude of historical landmarks. This activity is ideal for a romantic promenade or a joyful outing with friends and family. Step into a lavishly decorated carriage, complete with plush seating, and let the clip-clop of the horse's hooves transport you through the park's captivating scenery. With a knowledgeable driver to guide you, prepare to be immersed in the park's rich history. Cruise by the Dairy, a place where New York's children once gathered to obtain fresh milk. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent horses on the carousel and admire the statue of William Shakespeare. Pause at the Bethesda Fountain and the Angel of the Waters sculpture, allowing for memorable photo opportunities before continuing towards Cherry Hill. Surrounded by cherry and gingko trees, Cherry Hill serves as a picturesque location where wealthy 19th-century New Yorkers showcased their elegant buggies. Ascend to the hilltop and discover the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, paying homage to John Lennon. Clop by the English lawn-bowling court, where you can admire the bronze statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman and the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. Take in the breathtaking views of the legendary Tavern on the Green, adding to the charm of your experience. Join us for a captivating horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, where historical landmarks and natural beauty combine to create an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the park's ambiance, capture cherished memories, and discover the allure that has captivated visitors for generations.

NYC: Fifth Ave Gilded Age Mansions Guided Walking Tour

7. NYC: Fifth Ave Gilded Age Mansions Guided Walking Tour

Visits Millionaire’s Row, and discover works of architecture lost to time and some that remain today with a new purpose. This tour will resurrect some of the magnificent mansions that no longer stand bringing those glamorous abodes back to life with stunning historical images and scintillating stories of the affairs that took place inside. Take in outrageous stories of Gilded Age wealth, architecture, and art on Fifth Avenue while strolling along the very Avenue where they happened

New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

8. New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

Admire Central Park's iconic highlights on a guided tour in a horse and carriage. Hear interesting facts behind some of New York City's beloved sights, including the Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill Plaza. Choose the VIP option to enjoy a few photo stops along the way. After meeting your guide, begin your horse-drawn tour of Central Park. See the Ice Rink, Fifth Avenue, and the Plaza Hotel, where Kevin stays in "Home Alone 2." As you ride, listen to the history and trivia behind the monuments from your guide. Choose the VIP option and make a stop at the iconic Bethesda Fountain and take incredible pictures with the fountain as your backdrop. Continue to Cherry Hill Plaza for another stop to explore the famous "Bow Bridge" and "San Remo" towers. Marvel at "Billionaire's Row" and see the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Then, head toward the south end of the park and admire the famous buildings on the Upper West Side as well as "Tavern on the Green" restaurant. Finish your tour at the departure point.

Central Park: Short Horse Carriage Ride (Up to 4 Adults)

9. Central Park: Short Horse Carriage Ride (Up to 4 Adults)

Experience the charm and beauty of Central Park with our Short Private Horse Carriage Ride, designed to provide a delightful glimpse into this iconic New York City destination. Hop aboard our elegant horse-drawn carriage and embark on a 20-25 minute journey through the enchanting landscapes of Central Park. As you meander along the scenic pathways, soak in the tranquility and serenity of this urban oasis. This private carriage ride offers an intimate and personalized experience for you and your loved ones. Whether you're seeking a romantic escapade, a family outing, or simply a moment of relaxation, this short ride is perfect for a quick escape into the park's natural splendor. Capture memorable photos against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as Bethesda Terrace or the picturesque Bow Bridge. Listen as our knowledgeable coachman shares interesting facts and stories about the park's history and notable sights, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Central Park's allure. Unwind and let the rhythmic clip-clop of the horse's hooves transport you into a world of tranquility, away from the bustling city streets. This short private horse carriage ride allows you to experience the beauty of Central Park in a convenient and leisurely manner. Book your Short Private Horse Carriage Ride in Central Park today and create cherished memories as you bask in the idyllic surroundings and soak up the atmosphere of this iconic New York City landmark.

NYC: Central Park Highlights Guided Tour

10. NYC: Central Park Highlights Guided Tour

Embark on a journey through time as you stroll along winding paths, shaded by towering trees and surrounded by lush landscapes. Discover the park's rich history and fascinating anecdotes, from its inception as a visionary urban project to its pivotal role in shaping the cultural fabric of the city. As you explore, witness the grandeur of renowned landmarks like Bethesda Terrace, with its iconic Angel of the Waters statue, and the majestic Bow Bridge, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding skyline. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the Bethesda Fountain and its stunning mosaic backdrop. Our knowledgeable guides will regale you with captivating tales of Central Park's famous movie locations, celebrity sightings, and the park's role as a backdrop for countless memorable moments in film and television history. From "Home Alone 2" to "Sex and the City," you'll relive iconic scenes and gain insider knowledge of the park's silver screen legacy. Pause for a moment of tranquility at the hidden gardens and peaceful ponds that dot the landscape. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the harmonious melodies of street musicians and performers that add a touch of magic to the park's ambiance. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or avid pop culture fan, our Central Park walking tour promises an unforgettable experience for all. So lace up your walking shoes, bring your curiosity, and join us for a captivating exploration of this verdant urban oasis in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

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Amazing tour. Ricky and John were very informative and very friendly. We had a fabulous time on the pedicab and were shown all the spots where movies were filmed. Also great fun on a snowy day. Highly recommend this tour.

Brilliant 1hr tour of Central Park with a fantastic guide Max (Mad Max!). Loads of information and facts plus saw plenty that we would never have known of by ourselves. Highly recommend!

Max was amazing, friendly and so much knowledge. Excellent photographer. Would definitely be recommending to friends.

Wonderful - Johnny was brilliant! Knowledgeable, funny, brilliant photographer and a squirrel whisperer.

Very nice and friendly guides! They have a lot of fun facts about Central Park! A big recommendation!