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5 Family Reunion Activities in Central Park

Planning a family reunion in NYC? Unlimited Biking tour guides give their favorite family activities in Central Park. 

Finding fun family reunion activities can be a challenge, especially depending on the group size. Luckily, Unlimited Biking is here to make it easier to get a large group together in a variety of outdoor settings. Whether it’s big-name concerts on the great lawn in the summertime, or ice skating in the wintertime, Central Park has something for everyone. Here’s our top 5 ideas for your family reunion in Central Park, according to Unlimited Biking tour guide, Daniel. 

  1. Bike around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Hop on two wheels and pedal around the perimeter of Central Park’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Unlimited Biking offers Central Park bike rentals that include all necessary safety equipment as well as options such as tagalongs and children’s bike seats. For those looking for a fun interactive ride, consider getting your family together for a bike tour of Central Park. Tours last about two hours and visit iconic locations such as the Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, Literary Walk, Alice in Wonderland Statue, Kerb’s Boathouse, and more.

  1. Enjoy live music at Bethesda Terrace, Strawberry Fields, and beyond

Enjoy a live choral masterpiece while examining the 16,000 elaborately patterned tiles underneath Bethesda Terrace. Lose yourself in a Beatles sing-a-long at Strawberry Fields, or take in the sweet sounds of impromptu jazz jam sessions set up throughout the park. 

  1. Go bouldering on Rat Rock 

For the more active families, try bouldering on the Manhattan schist rock, aka Rat Rock, at the park’s southern edge. It is one of New York City’s oldest bedrocks that formed some 450 million years ago. Today, locals and visitors alike enjoy easy to moderate climbs on the boulders. 

  1. Picnic at Sheep Meadow

Sheep Meadow is the perfect place for a picnic. The New York City skyline stretches out in front of you as people picnic, play Frisbee, and enjoy music around you. If you’d prefer to get the family together in a restaurant setting, dine at one of our world-famous restaurants: Tavern on the Green and the Loeb Boathouse. Short on time to gather your picnic ingredients? Unlimited Biking can arrange a picnic and bike rental on your behalf.

  1. Book a private tour for the whole family 

Unlimited Biking can arrange private, custom bike and walking tours to entertain the whole family. You will receive special group discounts for 15 people (or more) on our high-quality Cannondale rental bikes and expert-guided tours. Among the highlights, expect expert guides who can take you to the must-see areas as well as the hidden gems of Central Park. 

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