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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

Visit more than 30 movie locations in Central Park on this walking tour, perfect for film buffs and first-time visitors alike. Visit the Wollman Rink, the Bow Bridge, the Carousel, the Naumberg Bandshell, Strawberry Fields and more to see where famous movies such as 'Serendipity,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s,' 'The Avengers,' 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Sex and the City' were filmed. This is a unique, interesting and fun way to experience Central Park and its many attractions.


  • 2-hour TV and movie locations tour of Central Park
  • Walk to more than 30 filming locations from your favorite movies and TV shows
  • Visit the Bandshell from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • See the Boathouse restaurant from When Harry Met Sally and Sex and the City
  • Check out Bethesda Terrace seen in the final scene of The Avengers
  • Visit the famous Wollman Rink, featured in Love Story and Serendipity
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary from your friendly film-buff guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll be amazed at how many famous movie scenes are set in Central Park. The informative, personable guides for this tour make it a treat for film buffs.

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What You Can Expect

Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Central Park in the afternoon to begin your walking tour. Your insider guide -- an actor or actress with an expertise in film or TV -- will take you on a leisurely 2-hour stroll through the park to visit more than 30 filming locations from your favorite movies and TV shows.

See the stone Gapstow Bridge, featured in Home Alone 2, and see the famous 19-story Plaza Hotel, which has been featured in several films including Barefoot in the Park, Brewster’s Millions, It Could Happen To You, Big Business, Crocodile Dundee, Almost Famous and King of New York.

Next, visit the Wollman Skating Rink, featured in Serendipity, Stepmom, The January Man and Love Story. Continue to arguably the best-known attraction in Central Park, the Carousel. For just USD $2 you can enjoy a ride on the carousel featured in The Producers, The Spanish Prisoner, Up the Sandbox and I’m Not Rappaport.

See the beautiful Victorian building known as the Central Park Dairy, as seen in Independence Day. Stroll through the Mall, also known as the Promenade, an area popular for socializing and relaxing. Movies such as Vanilla Sky, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Big Daddy and Kramer vs. Kramer all had scenes that shot featured here.

Spot the Bethesda Terrace, with the famous Bethesda Fountain located in the middle, and the restaurant at the Loeb Central Park Boathouse, featured in films such as When Harry Met Sally, Sex and the City, Little Manhattan and in the final scene of The Avengers.

Other sites you'll visit are the Bow Bridge, featured in films such as Autumn in New York, Keeping the Faith, The Way We Were and Woody Allen's Manhattan; the Naumberg Bandshell, featured in I’m Not Rappaport, Mighty Aphrodite and Hair; and Cherry Hill, whose beautiful springtime cherry trees make you feel as if you're part of a scene in The Mirror has Two Faces, and Cruel Intentions.

Next, venture through Strawberry Fields, which was dedicated to John Lennon after his death, and continue to Sheep’s Meadow and Tavern on the Green, the restaurant that appeared in New York Stories, Wall Street, Made and The Out of Towners.

Your tour ends at Columbus Circle, where Taxi Driver, Ghostbusters, Borat and Enchanted were shot.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great to be walked round Central Park on a gorgeous day to see all the locations we know so well from our favourite movies and TV shows.
Our tour guide was informative and very friendly and also gave us a wee bit of history about the park too.
Tour lasts an hour and a half.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We liked it a lot!! My husband, me, and two teen boys -- we enjoyed the entire tour, very informative and Peter was funny and fun. Very good way to see some of Central Park and lots of interesting facts about movies, TV, and NY in general - highly recommended :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The walking tour in Central Park was very good and the guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and added some humour to his talk. We all really enjoyed it and learned some interesting facts about the park.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Max was our tour guide he was very funny and informative, the two hours flew by. It was very hot that day but he made sure we got breaks and restroom breaks. He was also helpful to give directions or recommendations on what to do with the rest of our day. I would definitely recommend this tour Central Park was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Max was our tour guide and he was wonderful. He has a wealth or knowledge about the tour and a great sense of humor. He includes the people on the tour in his presentation. There were so many movies filmed in Central Park that I didn't know about. I plan on re-watching a number of them in the coming weeks. I especially loved seeing Strawberry Fields and Imagine. Thanks Max and Viator for a great afternoon in Central Park.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

peter was excellent - made the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great tour! Loved hearing about some of the history of Central Park as well as all the all the movie and tv info. Tour guide was very knowledgable. Such a beautiful walk around Central Park.

Douglas M
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This trip was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great tour guide that took us through Central Park to show us where different movies were filmed and other information about television shows were "filmed out" and also where some famous people live or have lived. The tour was 2 hours and we walked 2 miles but no one complained - it was awesome! I would highly recommend this for people who need new ideas when they visit NYC!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Very informative and fun! Knew most of the movies they pointed out and most of the landmarks. Madeline was a great tour guide!

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