Central Park Tour: Discover Secrets and Highlights
8 Ratings
New York
Join our Central Park Tour and uncover the secrets and highlights of this iconic park. Perfect for locals and visitors alike, this guided tour offers a fascinating glimpse into Central Park's history, pop-culture references, and hidden gems. Don't forget your camera!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Central Park - Explore the southern half of NYC’s incredibly beautiful Central Park with a professional, licensed tour guide. Learn the many hidden “secrets” of NYC’s ultimate oasis and playground.
What's Included
  • Guidance from a professional tour guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuity/Tip For Guide (Optional) Generally, 15-18% Of Tour’s Full Price
Additional Information

Ideal for small groupings and especially suitable for local inhabitants of New York!

Central Park has a renowned presence, well-known across the globe, and has graced many popular television series and films like Sex And The City, When Harry Met Sally, The Out-Of-Towners, Barefoot In The Park, Taxi Driver, Love Story, Home Alone 2, Ghostbusters and an endless array of others. This impressive 843-acre haven brims with verdant lawns, vibrant flora and fauna, natural woodland areas, areas of congregation, intimate nooks, engaging activities and a myriad of captivating spots to discover! A haven for photographers, romantics, kids, nature enthusiasts, avifauna observers, and anyone who appreciates natural beauty, wildlife, art, aesthetics, and recreational activities, regardless of their age.

The guided tour for the duration of 2-2.5 hours encircles the southern edges of Central Park, shedding light on the intriguing history, hidden aspects, popular culture references of Central Park and much more. Cameras are highly recommended for this tour!

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour is MODERATE grade…in others words, some hills to climbs and LOTS of walking. For heart patients, those with difficulty walking, bladder related issues where a bathroom is needed FREQUENTLY; this would not be a recommended tour!
10 W 60th St
West 60th Street
Take # A, B, C, D or 1 train to 59th St Columbus Circle. Walk to W60 St & Broadway to "Shops At Columbus Circle", in twin towers of the Deutsche Bank Building (former Time Warner Center). Meet OUTSIDE of glass door entry directly located beneath the marquee, "Jazz At Lincoln Center Rose Hall".
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(8 Ratings)
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Jun 23, 2023
Total NY tour in a day! - Deb is amazing and knows her stuff! She gave us tons of details, stories and hidden gems! We made quick stops and saw so much in just a day!
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Apr 12, 2023
Central Park Beauty - Our guide was directed by Ms. Debbie. She was very knowledgeable about the park. We loved hearing about the park. Debbie takes the extra measures to make the tour your own experience. She learned early that my daughter and I were fact finders and LOVED pictures. She pointed out things that most people might pass right by! I highly recommend this tour and Debbie will make it the event you want!
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Apr 11, 2023
Awesome tour! - Debbie was an amazing guide and answered all of our questions! She was extremely knowledgeable and so kind! Awesome tour!
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Sep 5, 2022
A morning in the park - Our guide, Debbie Matson, is a walking encyclopedia on all things related to Central Park and the area and offers the information in easy-to-remember stories and pictures from her IPAD.. She combines this knowledge with an easy, personable style making the tour a most enjoyable experience. Expect to hear interesting historical incidences from the earliest times to the present as well as basic park information on architecture, flora and fauna, and water landmarks. Debbie was cognizant of our physical stamina and offered rest stops of all kinds during the three-hour tour. We learned a lot about Central Park, the adjacent buildings and NYC in general. It was a great morning in the park.
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Nov 21, 2021
Beautiful day with friends - Had a beautiful day with my girlfriends. Debbie was a wonderful job share fantastic information and just a great day over all
Review provided by Viator
Jul 17, 2021
Learned so much about Central Park! - We took this tour as a bucket list item (we'd never managed to see the park!). Debbie was a fabulous tour guide. I swear she is a veritable encyclopedia of information! She took the time to find out our interests and focused on those while we went through the park. Members of our party had knee and hip issues, so Debbie was so patient in finding us rest spots and taking advantage of that down time to share more great information! She also took some wonderful pics of us, much better pics than I would have captured on my own!
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Oct 12, 2019
Central Park North Woods - Spent a wonderful day with My NY Tours, Debbie was our Guide. I cant tell you how impressed I was with her knowledge of the Park. Last year we took her tour of Central Park South, with all the familar spots. The Zoo, The Carousel,Wollman Rink and Strawberry Fields. It was 103 out that day. And some people were alittle cranky!! Debbie did everything to make them comfortable while still keeping to our schedule. All with a smile and compassion. Truly a professional! Today we went to the north side of the park.Central Park North Woods. I had no idea what a hidden treasure the north side was. It was like you were out in the middle of the forest! Waterfalls, hidden walking paths, massive rock formations. Rustic bridges over streams and arch ways made of stone. If you are a photographer or artist you will be in heaven! The leaves are starting to turn, which made it even more beautiful! We also saw Belvedere Castle which after you climb to the top has the best view of the park. The name translates to"beautiful view" in Italian! We even got to see a Wedding! From the castle to Cleopatras Needle, Debbie gave us the history and little known facts of every single thing we saw! You never would get all the history and back story if you went on your own. Debbie and her associate Jim truly made it a most enjoyable , informative and really fun day! I would absolutely recommend My NY Tours. True New Yorkers who have the inside scoop on all things interesting to see in New York!
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May 7, 2019
The amazing Central Park and it’s secrets. - Wow - we had a fantastic tour with Debbie. We met Debbie at the parks entrance and immediately Debbie started to talk about the parks history. Debbie was a wealth of knowledge of the Park and it’s history. Throughout the tour Debbie knew the best locations for photo opportunities and was only too happy to provide advice on how to get the best photo. As you can guess Debbie is also a professional photographer. In addition, Debbie discussed Strawberry Fields and John Lennon’s love of Central Park. Thanks Debbie for a phenomenal tour. Gavin, Chris, Warren and Lea.
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up to 6 guests
1 Adult
July 2024