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Bethesda Fountain
The focal point of Bethesda Terrace, this large, towering fountain is known for its statue of a winged angel, which has been a Central Park landmark for almost 150 years and has appeared in countless movies and television shows ranging from One Fine Day to Home Alone 2.

The Basics
Measuring 26 feet high and 96 feet wide, the Bethesda Fountain is one of the largest water features in New York City. It is the centerpiece of the Bethesda Terrace, an area designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to function as the heart of the park. The top tier of the fountain holds the Angel of the Waters, a sculpture designed by artist Emma Stebbins—and the only statue commissioned especially for the park. The fountain commemorates the opening of the Croton Aqueduct, which brought fresh running water to the city for the first time in the 1840s.

Relax by the fountain and do some people watching, or visit during a bike, pedicab, horse and carriage, or walking tour of the park. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The upper part of the terrace, above the Arcade, offers overhead views of the fountain.
  • The main part of the terrace is wheelchair accessible.
  • Restrooms near the fountain are open during daylight hours March through early November.

How to Get There
The Bethesda Fountain is in the lower third of Central Park. The closest park entrance is at East 72nd Street. To reach the fountain via subway, take the A, B, or C train to 72nd St. and Central Park West, and walk half-way across the park.

When to Get There
Central Park is open daily all year round. The Bethesda Fountain is most popular on warm days, when visitors gather on the surrounding terrace, and in the fall, when it is surrounded by stunning foliage. 

Visit Strawberry Fields
A short walk west of Bethesda Terrace you’ll find Strawberry Fields, a memorial dedicated to the musician and activist John Lennon. Visit the garden—which sits just steps from where Lennon was shot outside his apartment building on Central Park West—to enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation, commune with other Beatles fans, and see the memorial’s famous Imagine mosaic.
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Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

Central Park Private Pedicab Tour

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With more than 800 acres to explore, visiting Central Park on foot may be romantic, but you could spend days checking out this expansive NYC landmark. See more of the park in less time with this pedicab tour. Let your guide whisk you through the park using only pedal power, while you sit back to admire the top landmarks you pass, from the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, to the must-see 19th-century Bow Bridge.
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Deluxe Pedicab Adventure through Central Park NYC

Deluxe Pedicab Adventure through Central Park NYC

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See more of New York City's celebrated Central Park with this private pedicab tour, with your guide leading the way. After hopping on, you're whisked through the park to visit several of the top sights, including Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, and the Alice in Wonderland Statue. Enjoy your guide's helpful commentary, the lovely NYC views, and several stops to snap photos as you go.
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Central Park Movie Making Tour

Central Park Movie Making Tour

Be the star of your own NYC Movie! This tour is like no other because every person/group gets a personalized music video that they can use as a memory to last them forever. When ever someone books we ask them tell us some information about what is bringing them to NYC (Anniversary, Friends Reunion, Fun with the Family etc) and what song they want to use. That helps us craft a story unique to each person. On the day of the film shoot we’ll meet for a quick cup of coffee to go over the plan for the shoot. We’ll enter Central Park through Strawberry Fields and head east, hitting some of the most scenic locations along the way before returning to our meeting place. Our "Stars" as we like to call them are filmed with our professional film equipment and within 72 hours are sent a High Quality digital copy of their movie so their NYC memories can live on forever!
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Private NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride With Photo Stop (35 min)

Private NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride With Photo Stop (35 min)

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Let yourself enjoy Central Park during a comfortable and exciting private horse carriage ride. This narrated tour has a well-thought-out itinerary which includes the most famous and worth seeing sights in Central Park. Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, and Columbus Circle. And do not hesitate to ask your driver to take memorable pictures of your group. One photo stop at Bethesda Fountain.
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Premium NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride With 2 Photo Stops (45 min)

Premium NYC Central Park Horse Carriage Ride With 2 Photo Stops (45 min)

Are you looking for a fun activity for yourself and kids in NYC, or romantic date ideas, or planning your visit to Central Park? Then Classic Central Park horse carriage ride is what you are looking for! This carefully planned tour includes the most popular attractions and beautiful scenic views. You will see Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and Cherry Hill. You will hear plenty of interesting facts about Central Park and its attractions, and take memorable pictures at two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill (aka Friends Fountain).
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Private New York City Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (55 min)

Private New York City Central Park Horse Carriage Ride (55 min)

Our ultimate central park horse carriage ride is for those who wish to discover the three famous monuments of Central Park: Cherry Hill Square, the Strawberry Fields, and the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. Aside from the sites mentioned above, this incredible tour covers many well-known locations including Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and more. Your carriage will have a classic design to give you a feel of royalty, and on request, your carriage ride to Central Park can have a narrative of the facts and history and some mesmerizing photos with breathtaking backgrounds. We are confident that our central park horse carriage rides will be in the memories of our customers for a lifetime. So, please contact us whenever you want to take a tour around the park, and let us serve you in a way that you have not experienced before.
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Central Park Private Pedicab Sightseeing Tour

Central Park Private Pedicab Sightseeing Tour

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With this private pedicab tour in New York City's Central Park, you can cover more ground in less time as you're whisked to the park's must-see gems. You get into the pedicab steps from the park to start your journey, taking in the views as your guide pedals past top sights. Highlights include views of Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and The Carousel, plus nearby shooting locations from blockbuster movies, including Home Alone and Elf.
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Central Park 5K Fun Running Tour

Central Park 5K Fun Running Tour

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See Central Park on a fun and casual 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) run with a guide. Wind along snaking paths through meadows and woods, and jog over rolling hills in the company of a fellow runner. Get your daily exercise with a dose of history as you take brief stops along your route to learn about some of the significant sites in this storied Manhattan green space.
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NY Tours Central Park

NY Tours Central Park

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This Trip Is Your Ultimate Guide To The Places You Have Been Dreaming About . You Will Learn Everything You Need To Know About Central Park. You Will Be Able To Stop At Your Choice Of Stops For Picture Taking. There Willl Be Brief And Detailed Stories About The Places You Pass By And Stop For. You will Discover 20 Plus Attractions While Your Professional Tour Guide Is Pointing To The Movie-Locations You Have Been Wondering To see. You Will Be Exploring Residential Places Of More Than 40 Celebrities Around The Park. All your questions will be Answered While Being riding In An Eco Friendly Pedicab.
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  • 30 minutes
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E-Board Tour in Central Park (Boosted Board)

E-Board Tour in Central Park (Boosted Board)

A unique and incredibly fun way to visit Central Park! Our electric boards are top of the line - (Boosted Board). Get ready for an exhilarating experience riding the Central Park loop, and enjoying vistas and picture time at all key locations! This tour is especially suited for beginners, as we will stay inside the Park. The tour is private: we will also provide a riding lesson at the start of the sessions and will ride at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Central Park Bike Tour

Best of Central Park Bike Tour

There's no better way to see Central Park than on a bicycle! It's a massive 840 acres and includes 58 miles (93 km) of drives and paths! But even at a leisurely pace, we'll get to see about three-quarters of the terrain, and most of the major features of the park. We'll enter in the southeastern corner, see the skating rink, carousel, chess and checkers house, the Dairy, the Bethesda Terrace and fountain, the Jackie Kennedy reservoir, the Great Lawn, the Shakespeare Garden, the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Field (John Lennon memorial) and the Dakota apartment building. During the ride I'll share historical facts of the 162 year old park, its creation and evolution, funny stories, people important to the park and I'll point out places you'll recognize from TV and movies. And you wanna know about the real estate—"What are they paying to live there?"—I know about that, too. You'll have fun and get a great view and education on NYC's biggest tourist attraction!
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Central Park Pedicab Tour

Central Park Pedicab Tour

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Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, What to Expect You'll meet up with your guide near Central Park South, hop aboard a pedicab and get comfortable. This tour will show you almost 90% of highlights in Central Park during this pedicab tour. A private guide tells you useful and funny information about Central Park and New York city. Your guide sets out pedaling toward some of the park’s most interesting areas. Along the way, see Strawberry Fields, Bow Bridge, the Mall, the Plaza Hotel. Your guide points out attractions and tells you about the history of the area. If you’ve chosen to extend your tour time, see more sites, including the Alice in Wonderland, The Reservoir and Belvedere Castle. We promise you happy an hour tour with all the stops. Our professional tour guides take a beautiful and gorgeous pictures. After tour we will take you to the Time Square or Rockefeller center for free
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2 hours Central Park Guided Tour

2 hours Central Park Guided Tour

Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, What to Expect You'll meet up with your guide near Central Park South, hop aboard a pedicab and get comfortable. This tour will show you almost 95% of highlights in Central Park during this pedicab tour. A private guide tells you useful and funny information about Central Park and New York city. Your guide sets out pedaling toward some of the park’s most interesting areas. Along the way, see Strawberry Fields, Bow Bridge, The Mall, The Plaza Hotel, The Alice in Wonderland, The Reservoir and Belvedere Castle. Your guide points out attractions and tells you about the history of the area. We promise you two hours tour with all the stops. Our professional tour guides take a beautiful and gorgeous pictures. After tour we will take you to the Time Square or Rockefeller center for free
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Central park tour

Central park tour

Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, What to Expect You'll meet up with your guide near Central Park South, hop aboard a pedicab and get comfortable. This tour will show you almost 90% of highlights in Central Park during this pedicab tour. A private guide tells you useful and funny information about Central Park and New York city. Your guide sets out pedaling toward some of the park’s most interesting areas. Along the way, see Strawberry Fields, Bow Bridge, the Mall, the Plaza Hotel. Your guide points out attractions and tells you about the history of the area. If you’ve chosen to extend your tour time, see more sites, including the Alice in Wonderland, The Reservoir and Belvedere Castle. We promise you happy an hour tour with all the stops. Our professional tour guides take a beautiful and gorgeous pictures. After tour we will take you to the Time Square or Rockefeller center for free
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Central Park NYC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Central Park NYC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to New York. Among the most visited places in the city, the central park was the US's first major landscaped public park. Enjoy the tour and hear how the park was built. The park is larger than Vatican City and Monaco. This self-guided tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. ----- We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location. ----- Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!
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NYC Super Saver Combo Tour: All of Manhattan & Brooklyn

NYC Super Saver Combo Tour: All of Manhattan & Brooklyn

Welcome to New York. We will take you through the heart of the city where you will hear stories about its iconic buildings & how the city became the center of power and wealth after it was traded from the Dutch in the 1600s. You’ll find five GPS tours in one app - Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Brooklyn, Battery Park & Grand Central Terminal. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. All audios play automatically based on location. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, drive to the Visitor Center. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Central Park Pedicab Tours

Central Park Pedicab Tours

Enjoy a Pedicab Ride through Central Park in vivid tours Experience, your pedicab guide will stop, take pictures, and talk about history of the this fabulous park in a fun way! Pedicab is a private tour, and sure is the best way to maximize time and the more of the park.
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Central Park 2-Hrs Pedicab Tours

Central Park 2-Hrs Pedicab Tours

Discover Central Park the most visited Park in the U.S., in the comfort of a Pedicab guided tour. Ride through Central Park in a vivid tours Experience, your pedicab guide will stop, take pictures, and talk about history of the this fabulous park in a fun way! Pedicab is a private tour, and surely is the best way to maximize your time and see more of the park!
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Small-Group Walking Gluten Free Food Tour of New York City

Small-Group Walking Gluten Free Food Tour of New York City

If you are living with celiac ~ coeliac disease a gluten free diet is 100% essential. This tour is a must as we take you to a selection of establishments that offer 100% gluten free food. On our walk we will also point out notable landmark sites through central park. At the end of each tour we will direct you to other gluten free establishments that you must visit during your stay for a safe gluten free travel experience.
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  • 3 to 30 minutes
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Guided Bike Tour Of Central Park

Guided Bike Tour Of Central Park

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There are many bike tours of Central Park out there- what makes this one special is the local guide that will lead you through the park! Our guides are people from the neighborhood who have unmatched knowledge and passion about the park. There is no tour where you will see and learn more about Central Park! Prime location! The tour starts just 1 block away from the entrance of the park, so you'll be rolling through the park just moments after you are fitted with your bike!
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Guided Walking Tour Of Central Park

Guided Walking Tour Of Central Park

Get to the root of Central Park with our 2-hour walking tour. Explore the most famous park in the world with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Few will get to see how the twists and turns of Central Park unfold to reveal the essence of the park. See the green, beating heart amid the hustle and bustle of New York City. Hear the distinct crunch of Central Park dirt beneath your feet as you enjoy your holiday adventure. Feel the warm shafts of light as the sun’s gaze rests on your face. Then the swift breeze will call you back to how fleeting life really is. Your seasoned tour guide will be with you every step of the way on this emotional, physical, and spiritual journey to bestow on you the rich history of these incredible sights. Your desire for knowledge will finally be satiated by our comprehensive tour. Count yourself among the lucky few when you finally learn what makes Central Park so special. Tours can be given in any language at no additional charge with advance notice.
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

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With so many sights to see in New York City, make sure you get to see the ones that matter most to you. This private full-day tour of the city is tailored to your wants and needs. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. See famous places such as Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour of New York by Foot and Subway (Full Day)

Private Tour of New York by Foot and Subway (Full Day)

Discover New York City with a private guide on a full-day tour that explores the glitz and grit of Manhattan. Ride the subway and walk through distinctive neighborhoods including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side. See Times Square, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, the World Trade Center, Central Park, and more on this comprehensive city tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Met Museum & Central Park Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

Met Museum & Central Park Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

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The vast size of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make them daunting to take on by yourself. With this private tour, see the highlights of both in one day with a guide. Stroll through the famous urban greenscape to take in Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Sheep Meadow. After a lunch break, immerse yourself in the Met’s world-class collection as you learn the background behind works from ancient Egyptian statues to modern masterpieces.
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  • 5 hours
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