Central Park Walking Tours
A fine bottle of Ausone Bordeaux, a sumptuous dinner at Le Bernardin’s – some things were meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace to truly be appreciated. Central Park, in the heart of Manhattan, is one such experience. Unfortunately, at 1.3 square miles, finding that special place in Central Park can prove daunting to both locals and out of town visitors to NYC.
Fortunately, our experienced walking tour guides at Central Park Sightseeing stand ready to assist you. Handling groups of up to 25 people, our walking tours operate year-round, 365 days a year. Our large, experienced, licensed staff can offer tours in a wide range of languages as well, so feel free to contact us to discuss any particular needs your tour group may have.
Our tours, leaving at 9 A.M. daily, start from 56 W 56th street for a two hour excursion through the rich foliage, exquisite gardens and cultural history of Central Park. With plenty of rest stops, where our guides will inform you of the many interesting details and anecdotes of Central Park, the tour itself is rated as an easy stroll, with no significant hills to climb.
Come stroll and fall in love with this iconic NYC landmark, exploring the many bridges, fountains and statues that grace the park. For movie enthusiasts, Central Park is the most filmed place in the world – over 300 films have scenes within the park's green expanses, from Romeo and Juliet in 1908 to the Avengers in 2011. Just a few of the cinematic highlights you’ll encounter on your walking tour include:
The Conservatory – Stewart Little
The Dairy – Independence Day
Dakota Building – Rosemary’s Baby
Tavern on the Green – Wall Street and Ghostbusters
Wollman Rink – Love Story and Serendipity
The Pond – Home Alone II
The Bow Bridge – Autumn in New York and Little Manhattan
The Mall – Big Daddy and Vanilla Sky
Bethesda Fountain – Enchanted and Gossip Girl
The Boathouse Café – Sex and the City and Harry Met Sally
The Bandshell – Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Kramer vs. Kramer
So we invite you to come on foot and share the magic of Central Park with one of our seasoned walking tour guides. We look forward to showing you this marvel of beauty in the center of New York City. If you wish to discuss custom tours, please feel free to email or call us and we’ll be happy to arrange a special outing for you. Let us show you what makes Central Park Sightseeing the premier service of choice for exploring Central park and all it has to offer.
Operation Days: Daily, year-round.
Walking Tour Departure Point: 56 W 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
Duration: 2 hours
Starts: May 1st September 30th: Tour times are; 9am and 4pm.
October 1st - April 30th: Tour time -9am
Summer/Fall: In warm weather, dress light, wear sunblock & bring comfortable shoes.
Winter/Spring: In cool weather, wear layered clothing to ensure comfort.