Springtime is here, so you’ll soon find Central Park flooded with people biking, walking, eating, and tanning to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. It’s no coincidence that it seems like Central Park pops up in all of your favorite New York movies– it’s the most filmed park in the world.
Let’s run down five iconic Central Park scenes that will have you taking in the sunshine. All of these filming locations are featured on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour, which runs daily at 12pm and in addition to English, is also offered in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
In the heartbreaking scene from Kramer vs. Kramer, Dustin Hoffman’s son runs down the Central Park Mall toward his ex-wife, played by Meryl Streep. The two actors both won Academy Awards for their performances.
On a lighter note, the musical performance of “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted takes place all around Central Park, from Sheep’s Meadow to the Dairy, when Amy Adams and a multitude of New Yorkers join her in song and dance.
Right by the famous duck pond at the south end of the park, Kevin meets the Pigeon Lady for the first time in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Fans of the movie know that he also returns here at the end of the movie to give her a Christmas gift.
Many movies are filmed at the iconic Bethesda Terrace due to its picturesque staircase and fountain, including the ending to The Avengers, the first team-up film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where the superheroes gather to say goodbye (for now) and go their separate ways.
A quintessential New York film, When Harry Met Sally also has scenes at Bethesda Terrace. It is here where Harry and Jess are speed walking while he fills her in about his time with Sally.
There are always new movies added to the tour, like recent additions Isn’t It Romantic and Second Act. Learn more at https://onlocationtours.com/
On Location Tours has many different TV and movie themed tours in New York, from Sex and the City Hotspots to Sopranos Sites. Check them out here.