With the warm weather well on its way to stay, trees and flowers in bloom, and summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to get out to the parks and enjoy them before the tourist and heat surges. On a sunny spring day, what could be better than the open fields and gentle walks of New York City’s iconic Central Park? We’ve teamed up with On Location Tours for our New York City Local Deal to get you out and exploring this natural haven, with a little added pop culture flavor and a great deal – the tour is only $12/person, 50 percent off its usual price.
The Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour not only provides a guided park walk with Central Park trivia, but the enthusiastic tour guides have more to offer: They can also tell you what television shows and movies have filmed at the various landmarks around the park, from When Harry Met Sally at the Boathouse Restaurant to The Devil Wears Prada at the Duck Pond to Enchanted along the Literary Walk and at Bethesda Fountain. It’s about two hours of leisurely paced promenading, with plenty of photo opps.
You can reserve a tour for noon on any Friday or Saturday until November 30 – rain or shine, the tour will run. On the day of your Central Park stroll, you’ll easily find your guide because he or she will have a blue “On Location” umbrella. The groups are 30-member maximum, and since the guides are all actors and actresses, you’ll have no trouble hearing them once you’re away from the streets and visiting one of the 30+ film locations. Just make sure to reserve your tickets early, because the tours do sell out. Again, for more information and 50 percent off, see our New York City Local Deal.