GANYC Certified Guide

Kitt Garrett


Kitt Garrett, Founder and CEO of Kitt Garrett & Associates

GANYC Certified Guide

Experience New York in an Intriguing New Way Fascinating Talks and Walks For Locals and Visitors with Kitt Garrett. 

Experience New York in comfort and see more than you would walking around on your own.  These 90-118-minute presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life.  Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a native New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on what makes New York so special. Kitt’s tips, will provide insider access for shopping, dining and entertainment allowing you to explore the City, neighborhood by neighborhood on your own and at your own pace or with Kitt. All tours are private and personalized to meet your interests.

From 1993 – 2016, Kitt Garrett- lecturer, travel and tourism consultant was the Founder and CEO of Discover New York and Beyond.  She grew the company to be the leader in personalized travel to New York City by designing extraordinary experiences for corporate, leisure and native New Yorkers who wished to go beyond the New York they already knew. Using her expertise and extraordinary contacts, Kitt was named Condé Nast's Top Destination Specialist for 8 years.  Kitt sold Discover New York & Beyond in 2016 to a well-established production company in NY.    Kitt was featured on the “Travel Channel,” “Delta Shuttle Magazine,” “Town and Country Travel” and “Elite Magazine.” She has been the guest lecturer on the QE II, The World, Residences at Sea, private clubs and corporations. While living in the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong and Mexico, Kitt taught cooking and designed food products for Fortune 500 companies. Kitt holds Advanced Certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Higher Certificate from the London Wine and Spirit Trust, and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management, New York University, graduating summa cum laude, and earned her designation as a Destination Management Certified Professional. She is a licensed New York City Guide, member of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, The Historic District Council, The Beaux Arts Alliance, The Art Deco Society, Society of General Mechanics and Tradesmen, the American Institute of Architecture, the Friends of the Upper East Side, Historic District Council, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, The Architectural League of New York, The Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, Friends of the Upper West Side, Friends of Terra Cotta and Grand Central Atelier.  Her credentials are unmatched.

Special Tours:

Discover New York Sights and Insights are armchair tours for people that are curious and wish to explore on their own.  Perfect orientation for:

  • University/ college orientation for new students and student social activities  
  • Corporate lunch and learn, summer intern program, relocation service, incentive, spouse program or meeting
  • Real Estate Services for tenants’ social activities
  • Private Club for members and guests
  • Cruise Ship Destination Specialist



Services Offered:

Lecturer Tour Consultant Tour Guide

Tours Offered:

Art & Architectural Tours Central Park Chinatown/Little Italy Churches & Houses of Worship Culinary Tours Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Fashion District Grand Central Terminal Greenwich Village Helicopter Tours Immigrant Experience Lecturer Private Tours SoHo SoHo & NoLita Virtual and Online Tours