Outdoor activities in New York City

Top Outdoor Activities in New York City, NY

Outdoor Activities in New York City

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Horse Carriage Rides
55 minutes
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C$161.94
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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C$272.16
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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C$312.99
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Bus Tours
2 days
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C$218.62
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Pedicab Tours
1–3 hours
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C$61.24
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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C$60.15
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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C$27.20
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Walking Tours
2–3 hours
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  • Ronnie J
    2 contributions
    I loved the whole experience. There was a mix up with the date of my reservations, but the carriage ride company immediately responded and fixed the problem. Within minutes they sent a driver to pick us up for our carriage ride. And then, we had the best driver ever. She was entertaining, knowledgeable and so much fun. I'm a movie buff. Our driver showed us all the spots in Central Park that I know from the movies. She also share such great trivia and information about the park. And she made us laugh along the way. She took pictures of us for our memories and guided us to great locations for the best pictures. It was a great experience and a great time. I would definitely do it again. Thank you to our driver and thank you to Official NYC Horse Carriage Ride. You guys are awesome.
    Written January 23, 2023
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  • Lindy4130
    Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
    A wonderful way to experience Central Park. Driver was excellent and informative. Great communication when we needed to change plans. Would recommend this to anyone visiting NYC.
    Written January 8, 2023
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  • IrishAngela b.
    1 contribution
    We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our guide Luis was fantastic. He was personable, well informed, and went above and beyond to give my wife and I an unforgettable tour through Central Park
    Written December 28, 2022
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  • Iain S
    1 contribution
    The coach was comfortable as we were allocated seats with extra legroom, the windows were clean and allowed a good view of the lovely autumn colours. It was a very long trip with only one thirty minute stop each way.
    There was an onboard toilet but it was very crude and not clean.
    The Falls were spectacular of course and the boat ride was well organised. There was not much time left to explore and it was mostly taken up with trying to find the meeting point.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Russell Q
    2 contributions
    Aaron was excellent. A fun, informative tour of Central Park on electric scooters - a blast.

    Highly recommended.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • Cassandra W
    5 contributions
    Our carriage was clean and beautiful, and our driver was the perfect balance between giving us interesting information and letting us soak in the beauty of Central Park!
    Written October 29, 2022
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  • Ella
    1 contribution
    Our driver was Luiz. He was really nice with us. He described really well everything and took beautiful pictures of our family. The ride was very relaxing and a really nice way to know the park. This was my third time in Central Park and I can say that this is a really nice way to explore the park while resting and relaxing because visiting New York as a tourist can be very tiring because all the walking. I 100% recommend this horse carriage ride to everyone.
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • JWAus
    Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
    I booked this for my parents, they reported back that they had a very positive experience on this tour. Kitty was very helpful, organized and knowledgeable. The driver was excellent over 13 hours of driving each day and they felt very safe. The stops were all well planned out and the views were spectacular. Some things to improve on:
    1) It would be better if there was a detailed explanation of the extra costs up front. There are tips, attractions and meals that need to be paid in cash and while they were told to bring $250 each up front, there wasn't a clear breakdown of what was and wasn't optional.

    2) There needs to be a better effort controlling times people needed to be back on the bus. At almost every stop the whole group was held up for significant periods of time by patrons who decided to over stay the allocated times.

    Other than that, they were extremely happy with the value for money on offer with this tour and they felt very well looked after through the two days and would recommend the tour to other people.
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • Cindy K.
    1 contribution
    That was absolutly amazing! We saw a lot, we learned a lot, we had a lot of fun and we got a lot of really nice picture. Our Guide John made this trip unforgatable to us!! Thank you so much!! One day we‘ll come back!
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • drglennmo
    Long Beach, CA4 contributions
    .....then let Michael show it to you and share his passion! I think Michael knows every tree, stone carved detail, and arch in the Park. From the history of it's founders...to the engineering of it's drainage system...even the story of a famous red-tailed hawk (Pale Male)...he will entertain your group and expand your knowledge. I've visited NYC several times and each time would only go a short distance into the Park for fear of getting lost. Now I have a sense of what's inside and where it all is. You won't be disappointed!
    Written January 28, 2023
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  • Candace S
    1 contribution
    We rode with Fatih and the horse named Hurley, I’ve lived in New York my whole life and didn’t know some of the cool facts he shared with us. He even took pictures for us during our proposal! The blanket was an necessary touch for a NY January . Thanks Fatih for making our special moment memorable!
    Written January 23, 2023
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  • Ali
    1 contribution
    We bought our pass in January 2022 and visited New York in July 2022. After we bought the pass we read the bad reviews and wished we had not bought it, as we did not want to waste time queuing at all the attractions! So much so that we decided to ask for a refund of this pass and we purchased a City Pass as that allowed us to make reservations at all the attractions. We never received a refund or any communication. We then made the decision to use the New York pass at the attractions the other pass did not cover. We used this pass at the Intrepid and Space Museum (amazing interactive museum), circle line sunset boat tour, hop on hop off bus, The Edge and The One Observatory. We did not experience any issues and hardly had to queue. We found if you went to the attractions in the morning before 11am the queues were very small. I would recommend this pass as it does save you a lot of money and is easy to use, it is just a shame like the other pass that you cannot reserve your time and receive your tickets in advance.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Ankit C
    Tokyo, Japan14 contributions
    Agency operates different tours on weekdays with different start and end time. Ours started at 7 am and ended 6 Am next day.
    Pro: Focused on Niagara, included Mist tour and walking tour; Fun and helpful guides Richard and Brian
    Cons: Driver of the bus are not able to communicate basic instructions in English(can use boards/printouts)
    Guide did not educate to carry the Poncho with us when rains were regular phenomenon. Half the group ended up drenched during walking tour
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Becca T
    Chatham, UK5 contributions
    We loved this tour! Especially as we got engaged just before getting in! Mario was our driver and Silver was our horse, Mario was extremely knowledgeable and told us lots of facts about the park. We also stopped for photos! Mario actually took some photos of us which I forgot to ask for. When we got back to the UK I messaged the company on Facebook and they actually sent me the photos! Thank you so much x
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • Kay R
    Essex, UK200 contributions
    Having never visited this zoo during previous stays, we visited this time.

    Small but really practical, and a good selection of animals, who were mostly super active while we were there.

    We bought the standard admission tickets, because we didn't know what the difference was with the limited tickets. Turns out the only difference is that the standard tickets include entry to the 4d polar express show, which we didn't want to watch anyway, so paid extra for nothing.
    Written January 7, 2023
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