What could be better than summer days in Central Park? The National Historic Landmark-- the lungs of New York City--sprawls across 843 acres and receives more than 35 million visitors annually. Leave it to another Manhattan icon, The Plaza Hotel, to give guests insider access to the park it calls its own backyard. To kick off the summer, the hotel has teamed up with Central Park Conservancy’s premier historian and photographer, Sara Cedar Miller, to offer exclusive, private tours. Whether you’re into history, film, landscape design, or art, Miller can customize the tour according to your interests and passions. (Central Park hosts the annual New York City Philharmonic, Shakespeare in the Park, multiple marathons and a zoo-- so there’s lots to see and do.)
The ‘Seeing Central Park’ package includes accommodations in a Suite; a private tour through Central Park; a signed copy of Central Park, An American Masterpiece, Seeing Central Park, The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park, or Strawberry Fields: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller; and a Champagne toast for two in the Champagne Bar at The Plaza. Priced from $1,275.