Posts Tagged: Central Park

The Dakota Apartments

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New York Dakota Apartments

This post is about the Dakota Apartments, where John Lennon lived in NYC and where he was killed.  Looming over the 72nd Street intersection on Central Park West is the iconic Dakota building.  This building, which was built from 1880-84, has become known as one of the most prestigious residences in New York City.  The […]

Central Park Movie and TV Tour

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Central Park Ramble

This post is a self-guided tour of many Central Park movie and television filming locations. Central Park has long inspired filmmakers and television writers.  It’s 843 acres of greenery, bridges, statues and more provide a perfect backdrop for a variety of New York City tales.  The tour will take you about 90 minutes to walk […]

27 Things to Do in Central Park

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Things to Do in Central Park

This post covers things to do and see in Central Park.  While we offer many different guided Central Park tours, we know that many travelers prefer to explore on their own at their own pace. This self-guided tour and list of things to do in Central Park will help you make the most of your […]

Central Park Tours

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Central Park Walking Tours

This post lists and compares the best Central Park tours, including walking, bike as well as horse and carriage tours.  We at Free Tours by Foot offer two main Central Park walking tours.  We also offer an anytime, GPS-enabled audio tour. Occasionally, we offer a combined 4-hour tour with a refreshment break.  We recommend taking a […]

Bike Tours of Central Park | Pay What You Wish

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Central Park Bike Tours

With over 26 million visitors a year (and larger than Monaco!), Central Park is the jewel of Manhattan.  And containing over two centuries of history, there’s a lot to cover.  Whether it’s about the Irish laborers who built it, or of the multi-million dollar penthouses lining the park today, Central Park showcases the entire spectrum […]

Where to Go Ice Skating in New York City

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This post lists all of the ice-skating rinks in New York City, many of which are open beyond the winter months. You’ll see both well-known and lesser-known rinks ranging in price (some are even free!) You’ll find hours, ticket prices, directions, and suggestions to make your skate great! There are many options for skating throughout […]

The Central Park Ramble

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Central Park Ramble

Between 73rd and 78th streets, located just north of The Lake and south of The Great Lawn, The Central Park Ramble is a 38-acre get-away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the main features of Central Park, it was also one of the first parts of the park to be built. […]

Central Park Belvedere Castle

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Central Park Belvedere Castle: This small castle offers sightseers breathtakingly, picturesque views of Central Park. Designed in 1869 as a lookout by Central Park’s co-designer Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, the structure sits on Vista Rock, nestled next to the serene Turtle Pond and famous Delcort Theater.  The Italian translation of the castle’s name […]

Running in Central Park

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Running tours of Central Park with Free Tours By Foot

Whether you are a casual Sunday jogger or a serious road warrior with many marathons behind you, Central Park is a runner’s paradise, although it’s also a great place for a walking tour.  If you feel the urge to stretch your legs and get a run in during your trip to NYC, head up to […]