Backpacking in New York City: Central Park Tours (and Reminiscing)

Backpacking in New York City: Central Park Tours

It was ten years ago now, on this blog, on this journey that I first became a cheap backpacker in New York City. I remember slumming it in a 16 bed dorm, finding all you can drink nights for $10 US and flying to Dallas for $49 US with a connection in Pittsburg as it was cheaper.

Backpacking in NYC in 2007

These days, I am sure if I return to New York City, my mind will be different. Despite my neglect for popular places, it’s hard not to like New York City. Indeed my second visit was also memorable, I was by now a professional travel blogger and I met up with Nomadic Matt.

With Nomadic Matt in New York City, 2014

One of the craziest things about backpacking in NYC is that despite all these skyscrapers everywhere and sights galore, the greenery of Central Park is often overlooked. I enjoyed my days relaxing in the Central Park and also the night time festival on Ringo Starr’s birthday at the John Lennon Imagine Gardens.

Relaxing in Central Park, NYC

Relaxing in Central Park, NYC

To get a great understanding of Central Park, team up with Central Park Tours NYC for an extensive insight. There are three options – 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour tours by Pedicab.

Backpacking in New York City: Central Park Tours

Relaxing at Central Park in NYC in 2007 with Nina and Cassiano

These Central Park Pedicab Tours cover all the basic places of interest, with ease and relaxation. Places such as: Tavern on the Green, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, Strawberry Fields, Sheep Meadow, Dakota Building, Summer Stage, Delacorte Theater, San Remo, Belvedere Castle, Alice in Wonderland, Great Lawn, Reservoir, Conservatory Garden, Harlem Meer, Balto Statue.

Nina and I touring Central Park, NYC in 2007

Nina and I touring Central Park, NYC in 2007

During pedicab tours an experienced guide will tell you the history of all of those places of interest. Tours of various durations cover different areas of Central Park giving you a deep and memorable insight into what this famous park is all about.

A squirrel in Central Park

As I am writing about New York City and the USA again, it jogged my 10 years ago memory of some good times, and some photos that I never shared. It feels like a good time to show these photos from a fantastic 8 days as a novice backpacker in New York City. Times have changed, for all of us…

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2007.

Backpacking in New York City, USA in 2014.

 

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