Cherry blossoms typically bloom in New York City's Central Park and other areas in late March to early April.
Before the Tour: Meet your friendly tour guide from All New York Fun Tours outside of Le Pain Quotidien, holding a sign for easy recognition.
As you gather and introduce yourselves, get ready for a fun-filled adventure in Central Park, one of New York City's most iconic destinations.
Stop 1: The Dakota House Your tour kicks off with a visit to The Dakota House, a historic and iconic building known for its stunning architecture and as the former residence of famous personalities, including John Lennon.
Stop 2: Strawberry Fields Walk to Strawberry Fields, a tranquil area dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. Take a moment to appreciate the Imagine mosaic and the peaceful atmosphere of this tribute site.
Stop 3: The Lake Next, head towards The Lake, a picturesque body of water surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy the scenic views and the serene ambiance as you learn about the park's history and design.
Stop 4: The Bow Bridge Continue your journey to the elegant Bow Bridge, a popular spot for both photographers and romantics. Admire the bridge's architectural beauty and capture breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Stop 5: The Ramble Explore the enchanting Ramble, a winding woodland path filled with diverse plant life and charming hidden spots. Your guide will share fascinating stories about the wildlife and nature found within this unique section of Central Park.
Stop 6: The Boathouse Arrive at The Boathouse, a scenic restaurant and event venue overlooking the lake. Take in the views and learn about the park's role in various movies and TV shows filmed at this location.
Stop 7: Bethesda Fountain and Terrace Visit the iconic Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, a hub of artistic and architectural beauty. Marvel at the grandeur of the fountain and the intricate details of the surrounding structures. Your guide will share insights about the art and sculptures in this area.
Stop 8: The Mall of Central Park Stroll along The Mall, a broad pathway lined with majestic trees. Learn about the significance of this historic location and enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms if your tour coincides with their bloom.
Stop 9: Sheep Meadow Conclude your tour at Sheep Meadow, a vast grassy area where locals and tourists alike gather to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Take memorable group photos and reflect on the beauty of Central Park.
End of Tour: After a delightful exploration of Central Park, your tour concludes at Sheep Meadow. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on nearby attractions, dining options, or further exploration of the city.
Enjoy your Central Park Selfie Tour with All New York Fun Tours!
Every Sunday at 10 am
$75 per person
(availability based on participating group size)
Licensed Tourist Guide/ Photographer
Best Selfie Spots in Central Park
Tips on mobile photography
The Bow Bridge
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Multi Day Tours
Day 1: Central Park and Upper East Side
Begin your day with a visit to Central Park, where cherry blossoms bloom beautifully in spring. Stroll along the Bow Bridge and the Mall, both lined with cherry trees, creating a picturesque canopy of pink and white blossoms. Capture the scenic beauty of the park while enjoying the fragrant aroma of cherry blossoms in the air.
Head to a nearby cafe, like Sarabeth's Central Park South, for a delightful brunch. Indulge in gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, and freshly squeezed juices.
Explore the Upper East Side, home to several museums and art galleries. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where you can admire not only the art collections but also the cherry blossoms in the museum's gardens. Take a leisurely walk along Museum Mile, appreciating the blossoms along the way.
Dine at a fine restaurant in the Upper East Side, such as Daniel or The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges. Enjoy a sophisticated dinner with a menu featuring seasonal ingredients and exquisite flavors.
Day 2: Brooklyn Botanic Garden and DUMBO
Travel to Brooklyn and visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a prime location for cherry blossom enthusiasts during spring. Explore the Sakura Matsuri festival if it coincides with your visit, featuring traditional Japanese performances, workshops, and of course, stunning cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Enjoy a Japanese-themed lunch at a nearby restaurant. Try ramen, sushi, or bento boxes at a local eatery in Brooklyn.
Head to DUMBO, a trendy neighborhood known for its artistic vibe. Walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which offers spectacular views of Manhattan framed by cherry blossoms. Visit local art galleries and boutiques, and perhaps indulge in some artisanal ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
Have dinner at a waterfront restaurant in DUMBO, such as Cecconi's DUMBO or Celestine. Relish a delightful meal with views of the Manhattan skyline and the illuminated Brooklyn Bridge.
Day 3: Roosevelt Island and Lower Manhattan
Take a tram ride to Roosevelt Island, where you can enjoy a peaceful morning among cherry blossoms at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The park's design complements the surrounding cherry trees, creating a serene atmosphere perfect for a morning walk or meditation.
Head back to Manhattan and have lunch at Eataly, an Italian marketplace offering a variety of fresh and delicious options. Enjoy a leisurely meal in their vibrant dining area.
Explore Lower Manhattan, including Battery Park and the Battery Park City Esplanade. Marvel at the cherry blossoms lining the waterfront, providing a beautiful contrast to the iconic Statue of Liberty in the distance. Consider taking a harbor cruise for a unique perspective of the cherry blossoms and the city skyline.
End your cherry blossom tour with a delightful dinner at a restaurant with outdoor seating, such as Manhatta or Riverpark. Enjoy your meal while basking in the warm evening glow of the city and the lingering fragrance of cherry blossoms in the air.