Get to know Central Park, the most visited urban park in the United States, on this guided walking tour. Take a leisurely stroll around this iconic New York City landmark, exploring its many bridges, fountains, and statues while learning about its history and design from an experienced guide. See the spots featured in more than 300 different films since 1908, stopping frequently to rest and hear interesting details and anecdotes about the park.
Guided walking tour of Central Park
Navigate the massive park with ease on a leisurely stroll with your expert guide
Stop at famous and hidden spots including the Wollman Rink, Central Park Mall, and Bethesda Fountain
See the filming locations of Sex and the City, Serendipity, Ghost Busters, When Harry Met Sally and more
Learn about the park’s history and design and enjoy views of quaint fountains, ponds and bridges
Small-group tour limited to 25 people, ensuring a more personalized experience
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
It's easy to get lost in Central Park or miss the hidden gems tucked away in the trees. Having a guide to show you around and tell you all about the sites is an ideal way to explore Central Park.
Meet your guide just a few blocks from Central Park, and then it’s time for a stroll through the cultural history of this New York City icon. Learn about and fall in love with this New York City landmark, exploring the many bridges, fountains, and sculptures throughout the park while learning about its history and design from an experienced guide.
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with almost 40 million visitors each year. It’s also one of the most filmed locations in the world. In fact, over 300 movies have scenes within the park, from 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1908 to 'The Avengers' in 2011 and beyond. Some of the cinematic highlights on this walking tour include the Boathouse Café from 'Sex and the City' and 'When Harry Met Sally,' the Bandshell in 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s' and 'Kramer vs. Kramer,' the pond from 'Home Alone 2,' Tavern on the Green from 'Wall Street' and 'Ghostbusters,' the Conservatory from 'Stuart Little' and many more.
There are plenty of rest stops along the way where the guide talks about the many interesting details of this National Historic Landmark park. The tour is rated as an easy stroll, with no significant hills to climb. And with no more than 25 people on the tour, it makes for an ideal, personalized experience.
An OK walk. A very knowledgeable guide who tended to mumble and forget that his loudspeaker device did not count for much in the bustle of the main NYC roads before getting to the park. Joel ? clearly feels he knows more than other official guides as he puts it and indeed clearly knows his stuff. However, there is an art to being a guide and that is firstly remembering that your visitors may not speak the language very well but are just as interested as any others in what you are saying - so SLOW IT DOWN, JOEL if you want us to appreciate that knowledge. For the same foreigner reason, leaving the group at Strawberry Fields after all of us leaving HIM a tip, of course! and expecting us to somehow make our way back to where we wanted to go is not easy for people who do not really follow instructions like Yeah, just make your way to Columbus with a left out of the park when you are actually in the middle of it. Leaving all of us near a metro station or offering to show us on the map would have been more helpful.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Lots of tidbits and kept a good walking pace for us. We had to leave the tour early in order to make it on time for our airport ride, and he was very helpful in getting us turned in the right direction in the park towards our hotel.
Decent tour. We had a small group 6 of us, 3 of which were pretty disrespectful - talking during the tour over the stories the guide was saying, and the oldest even wandered off for 10 minutes and the family lost him. Of course he didn't have a cell phone so the tour was delayed while we searched for him in the park. Nothing against the tour per se, but I felt the guide didn't have a great hold of the group and wasn't very directive. All in all, some fascinating places and stories were seen and told, and I would highly recommend this tour if the guide was more directive. Because of the delay, I had to rush from the tour to the next one statue of liberty evening cruise as we went 20 minutes over from losing the old guy. I'm sure the next tour ran smoothly, its just I had a slight anomaly!
This 2 hour tour is great fun. Having a guide meant that we learned things wed probably have missed if wed been by ourselves. Maggie was great, we really enjoyed her company, and loved hearing about the history of the park.