Founder and CEO
Kitt Garrett & Associates
Are you a passionate explorer planning a trip to NYC, or a local who wants to explore a new area of the City? If you are wondering what you should see, want to know why it's so important to include on your itinerary, and how long you should spend there, this is the right place for you!
Why Kitt Can Help You:
Welcome to New York Sites & Insights! I’m Kitt Garrett and for over 25 years I planned trips for all sorts of guests, from CEOs and royalty to summer interns and grandparents! I became Condé Nast Top Destination Specialist for NYC, and I've learned the fascinating stories that every explorer wants to know.
How Kitt Can Help You:
I'll walk you past the myths and show you the deeper truths about these iconic sites. First, we'll look at the backstory of the location, then we'll explore the space together. In the end, you'll know if it ranks a spot on your itinerary, and how long you'll want to explore it for yourself!
So, join me for these virtual talks and tours to help plan your next exploration of the City That Never Sleeps! Videos vary in length from 98 minutes to 1 hr 57 minutes and you can pause them at any time. With each Talk and Tour, you’ll receive a pdf to download to your device and bring with you when you visit on your own showing the sites we visit on our journey. Take lots of photos and upload them into the free Tripcast app and share with family and friends. You can create your own memory book directly on the Tripcast app and purchase a hard cover book reminding you of your visit!
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 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 for their executives, summer interns and relocated families.
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 and certified New York City Tourist 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.