Difference between Walking and Pedicab Tours in Central Park

Posted by - September 27, 2016 | Category: Contributing Author

If you’ve never been to Central Park, you’re missing out. Central Park is not only one of the most beautiful places on the planet to see in pictures or read about, but when you experience it in person, it’s truly a life-changing experience. You’ll not only meet amazing people, but you’ll be right in the middle of some of the most incredible sights and sounds found anywhere on the planet. Central Park is a place that also offers really unique attractions, namely walking tours and pedicab tours. While both tour types are equally insightful and fun to experience, there is a distinct difference between the two of them that a lot of people tend to underestimate.

Central Park Walking Tours

Central Park Walking Tours

 

Walking tours are pretty self-explanatory. Rather than having to run, drive, or take a cab, a walking tour is exactly what it sounds like. When it comes to walking tours, you have several options as far as enjoying them. You can either take a tour by yourself and simply walk around. A lot of New York City tourism agencies disseminate brochures and other guides that people can purchase on their own. This is a great option if you want to take a tour on your own without a tour guide. Tour guides can be annoying for some people because they force you to move at a slower pace. However, there are plenty of people that prefer a guided tour because it ensures that they can get the full wealth of knowledge and entertainment offered by the park. Again, however, if you feel that this isn’t necessary, you are more than capable of simply going on a tour by yourself. Other people in this environment also have trouble affording the walking tour rates, but again, for most people visiting New York City, these rates should be more than affordable. Aside from that, some people have trouble walking at the rate of speed that many of the walking tours move at. If this is a problem for you, then you should definitely consider another alternative for tours of Central Park via pedicabs.

Central Park Pedicab Tour

Central Park Pedicab Tour

 

One of the best ways to tour Central Park is via pedicab. For those that have never heard of them, a Pedicab is a special vehicle that is essentially an enclosed bicycle. These are a great option for people that want to get moving without walking, but also want to enjoy the comfort and security of being in an enclosed vehicle. One downside of the pedicab is the fact that the driver of the pedicab cannot leave the vehicle and would have to stay with it for the duration of the tour. Walking tours, although putting you right in the middle of the action, are a little bit limited if inclement weather shows up. With a pedicab, you’re completely enclosed and safe from rain or wind, but you won’t be able to get out and walk about.

While the options are both very different, you can undoubtedly have an amazing journey in Central Park regardless of the type of tour you to choose to embark upon.

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