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New York City’s Columbus Circle is more than just a roundabout. Home to attractions such as the towering Time Warner Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the centrally located site is the gateway to Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and a major commercial hub and shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.
Located at the verdant southwestern corner of Central Park, Columbus Circle—named for its monument of Christopher Columbus—is a stop on most New York City hop-on hop-off bus tours, thematic walking tours, and Central Park scavenger hunts. If you’re there in winter, browse the artisan-crafted wares at the festive Columbus Circle Holiday Market.
Things to Know Before You Go
- A bike tour of Central Park and Columbus Circle is an appealing option for active visitors.
- A helicopter tour is an exciting way to see Columbus Circle and the New York skyline.
- Design enthusiasts appreciate the Museum of Arts and Design, one of New York’s premier arts spaces, located off Columbus Circle.
How to Get There
Columbus Circle is well served by public transit. Take the A, B, C, D, or 1 subway train to the 59th Street–Columbus Circle station, or the N, Q, R, or W train to the 57th Street stop. Several bus lines also run along Broadway and Central Park West.
When to Get There
A heavily trafficked area of New York City, Columbus Circle is busiest during peak weekday commuting hours. Stores and restaurants are bustling on weekends. For fewer crowds, go in the middle of the day on a weekday.
Where to Find New York’s Best Shopping
Looking for a luxurious evening of shopping and dining? Follow a stroll through Central Park with a stop at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle. You’ll find Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens of high-end boutiques, as well as a hotel and deluxe residences.
Address: Columbus Cir, New York City, New York, USA, USA
30 Tours and Activities to Experience Columbus Circle
Dive into New York City’s mafioso history on this unusual guided tour. Opt to explore Manhattan only or to visit both Manhattan and Queens and ride in a luxury vehicle with a private chauffeur. Let your guide introduce you to the cemetery where notorious mobsters are buried, the bar where Martin Scorcese’s 'Goodfellas' hung out, and the filming locations of famous mob movies on this entertaining and customizable outing.
All attractions showing under "Tour Details" are options to choose from. The number of sites do-able in the 5-hour time frame will be determined in consultation with your tour guide before the tour.
--60 Minute Private Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour. --20+ Beloved Central Park Attractions. --Three stops: Bethesda Fountain & Terrace Cherry Hill Fountain & Bow Bridge Strawberry Fields, Imagine Mosaic & The Dakota Building --Warm Fuzzy Blankets --Hundreds of Great Photos.
Pedal to Central Park’s scenic paths and landmarks on a 2-hour, small-group bike tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy a leisurely pace as you follow your guide through the park, and learn about the history of New York City’s most famous green space. See a sprawling collection of statues and public art, visit historic buildings, then get off your bike to explore a few iconic destinations on foot. Stop for filming sites, manicured gardens and hidden waterfalls, and enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour.
Learn all about New York’s glittering Times Square—and discover its popular highlights, as well as its hidden corners—on this comprehensive walking tour. Meet your guide at Columbus Circle, and set off on foot. You’ll discover Times Square’s neon lights and major monuments, and will also venture to locals-frequented eateries, nearby cultural attractions, and area landmarks like Bryant Park and Carnegie Hall. As you go, discover parts of the area that most visitors overlook.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
he world's first steel-wire suspension bridge, New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge hangs at a height of 276 feet (85 meters) above the skyscraper-studded East River, connecting the colorful borough of Brooklyn with downtown Manhattan island. Pedal across the bridge’s 1,595 foot span (486 meters) on this engaging, family-friendly cycle tour along the celebrated West Side Greenway, to enjoy epic views of the New York skyline and experience Brooklyn up-close.
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