This tour is seasonal and operates from March to December.
Central Park Movie Sites Tour
New York, New York, USA
- 40+ locations: See Gapstow Bridge (Home Alone 2); the Sheep's Meadow (Antz, Wall Street), the Dakota (Rosemary's Baby); the Bethesda Terrace (Enchanted); and more.
- Your guide: Our insiders know Central Park and its history inside out, and they'll share backstage stories and fun facts about the productions that took place here.
- The Park: This vast urban wonderland is the star of this tour; afterward, you might have a chance to take a spin on the famed Carousel, a carriage or horseback ride, or lunch at the Boathouse.
About this New York tour
Central Park could be renamed Cinema Park – its magnificent architecture, sweeping green spaces, tree-lined pathways, bridges, monuments, and gathering places–straight out of central casting–make it an 843-acre movie set. By some counts, it's the most filmed movie and TV location in the world.
In one two-hour stroll, you can visit the very spots where dozens of your favorite scenes were shot, such as the Bandshell, where parts of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Hair were shot. The Loeb Boathouse, where When Harry Met Sally for lunch and Sarah Jessica goes for an unplanned dip in Sex and the City. There's the Mall, where Dustin Hoffman teaches his son to ride a bike in Kramer vs. Kramer, and scenes from Serendipity, Maid in Manhattan, and Big Daddy were set.
At the Bethesda Fountain, Kevin runs circles around the bad guys in Home Alone 2, with worse to come in a pigeon attack near the Inscope Arch. The princess pulls everyone in the park into her huge "That's How You Know" finale in Enchanted – five screen minutes that took 17 days to shoot.
Want to talk Woody Allen flicks? There may be enough of those with a Central Park backdrop for a separate tour.
The first film shot here was an early Romeo and Juliet, in 1908. After that, the hits just kept on coming, and some bombs – every career has its bumps. But after more than a century and 500+ screen credits, this star is always ready for a close-up.
The (in)famous Dakota
Look up at the surrounding skyline and see the Dakota apartments looming gothically along Central Park West. Built in the 1880s, it's still one of Manhattan's most prestigious and expensive addresses. It's also one of the creepiest looking – the perfect setting for Rosemary's Baby and Vanilla Sky, and the tragic real-life site of John Lennon's murder in 1980. It's not easy to get into, either. Gene Simmons, Billy Joel, Antonio Banderas, and Carly Simon were all rejected by the co-op board.
Meet the tour guide at the entrance of Central Park, in front of the subway stop, (59th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).
Bring some spending money so after the tour you can partake in some of the many activities in Central Park like visiting the carousel, taking a carriage ride, horseback riding, or cab rides.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over paved and uneven paths, involving some steps.
Walking Tour, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Children 5 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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