Even before I moved to New York, Central Park held a special place in my heart.
When my husband and I were still dating, we took our first trip to NYC for some auditions. There was a huge snow storm coming into the city and after hopping on one of the last flights into New York, we spent the next week enjoying a beautiful snow covered NYC. One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to Central Park. The park looked like something out of a movie. There were snowmen, sledding hills, and dozens of people running around enjoying the park. I loved it so much that I thought there was no way the park would ever look prettier.
Fast forward to after I’ve lived in New York for a few years.
My mother was visiting the city along with her best friend (who had never visited NYC) as well as my sister. Now up until this point I hadn’t really spent much time in the park as I live in Queens. Since my mom’s friend had never seen the park, we decided to walk from one side to the other. We got lost pretty quickly, but to be completely honest none of us really minded. The great thing about Central Park in the Spring is that it’s so beautiful and lush. You can truly lose yourself on the winding trails and scenery tucked in the middle of the bustling city. I’ve since found out that Central Park was designed to make you get lost and forget where you are. It definitely delivers on that. There’s really nothing
like it anywhere in the world. My mother has literally called it an oasis.
When my husband and I started TopDogTours, we were definitely interested in creating a Central Park Tour but wanted to focus on lower Manhattan at first.
Over the past few months, we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about touring Central Park, so we knew it was time to begin offering this unique one of a kind tour. One of the reasons I’m specifically excited about this tour is simply the fact that it’s IN Central Park. Who wouldn’t want to work in one of the most beautiful places in the world? I’m also thrilled to share the history of the park itself. Most visitors to New York walk through and don’t really know what they’re looking at and this tour will be a great way to take a break from the craziness of Manhattan as well as learn about the interesting history of the park. I’m hoping that this tour will become a guest favorite, because I know it will be one of mine.