There is something that locals, tourists, and born-and-raised New Yorkers all have in common: they all love Central Park. It is a place where tons of people from all over the world gather for million different events and things to do.
It doesn’t really matter if you have been living in New York for a long time or visiting for a few days, touring Central Park never gets old.
When I first thought of going for a visit to the city, I contemplated the possibility of doing a bike tour. At first it seemed like a great idea, but after you consider that kids get tired easily and start whining after fifteen minutes, it doesn’t sound so good any more. So I decided that a Pedicab Tour would be a better option.
I was right!
To be honest, even after growing up in New York, I didn´t know about the Pedicab tours until recently when I started my research online. There are tons of companies out there but Central Park Tours kept me coming back for more. As a matter of fact, I had already booked the bikes when I found the pedicab tours, so I changed it.
Why It’s Important to Book Your Pedicab Tour with a Reputable Company
1. Beware of Scammers – I was talking to my brother about wanting to do a pedicab tour and he warned me about the serious issues that non-registered pedicabs have been involved in. They are known for overcharging so much that a one hour tour can cost $400. This has been giving all companies, even reputable ones, a bad name.
The ones from Central Park Tours had their prices right on their website. They also went above and beyond by giving us more time. We hired them for one hour and ended up getting two — and no extra fees.
2. Knowledge of the park and its surroundings – This is crucial! Most drivers of unregistered pedicabs don’t really know much about the park, so they make things up as they go. During our tour we stopped at a landmark that I knew, another pedicab without a company name or rates visible anywhere pulled up next to us, and I could hear him rant about things that were clearly a lie. This might not sound like a big deal, but I know that travelers don’t want to be fed wrong info for a tour they are probably paying top dollar for.
3. Entertainment – We had two guides, one of whom was the actual owner. They remembered that we were traveling with small kids and were careful enough to make sure that they were entertained.
4. Stops and Sights – They offer tours of different lengths, but because we didn’t want our boys to get bored, my husband and I chose the one-hour tour, even knowing that it wouldn’t be enough to see this enormous park. We ended up getting almost two hours and loved every second of it. If I could go back, I’d probably do the three-hour tour.
Information for Central Park Tours
Central Park Tours, Inc.
Phone: +1 (718) 419-3222
Phone: +1 (347) 746-TOUR