Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York’s crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today amongst the world’s most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it’s impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
Join Free Tours by Foot as we stroll through the park and tell the epic story of New York’s green oasis. This tour explores the southern half of Central Park, wandering the winding pedestrian paths, passing a pond, rocky outcrops, bridges, open fields and skyline views — all great photo opportunities. The tour also includes a stop in Strawberry Fields, a living tribute to John Lennon, and will end in front of the Dakota Hotel, where the great Beatles’s life was tragically ended.
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Where: Meet at the Sherman Statue in Grand Army Plaza on the northwest corner of 5th Ave and Central Park South. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.
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Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.