Tour Description: See Central Park as you never have before. Whether you come to the park every weekend or are visiting New York City for the first time, you will come away from this tour with a true appreciation of why this park is among of the greatest achievements in landscaping and urban development.
On a beautiful day in any season, nothing beats a walk in the park. People think of Central Park as New York's natural parkland. Nothing could be further from the truth. Amazingly, every inch of this park is manmade
While you walk, make a day of it. Stop along the way to ride the carousel, explore Belvedere Castle, get lost (well, not too lost) in The Ramble, catch a rest in Sheep Meadow...
The tour begins at Columbus Circle at the USS Maine Memorial, the only formal entrance to the park.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Introduction to Central Park, 2) USS Maine Memorial, 3) Walk to Tavern on the Green _ Central Park History, 4) Tavern on the Green, 5) The Carouse, 6) The Dair, 7) Direx to The Mall, 8) The Mall, 9) The Bandshell, 10) The upper level of Bethesda Terrace, 11) The lower level of Bethesda Terrace, 12) Bow Bridge, 13) The Gill, 14) The Ramble, 15) Belvedere Castle, 16) Direx to Shakespeare Garden, 17) Shakespeare Garden, 18) Direx to Cleopatra's Needle, 19) Cleopatra's Needle, 20) Direx to Cedar Hill, 21) Cedar Hill, 22) Direx to Conservatory Water _ Model Boat Pond, 23) The Conservatory Water _ Model Boat Pond, 24) Direx to Rustic Shelter, 25) Rustic Shelter, 26) Statue of Balto, 27) Direx to Central Park Zoo, 28) Central Park Zoo, 29) The Arsenal.