Sex and the City Hotspots with On Location Tours


Who’s Up for a little Sex and the City Fun with On Location Tours?

This past summer, I spent the month of May in NYC. Since I’ve ventured to the city several times before, I hadn’t planned on much other than meeting up with friends, trying out new restaurants, and admiring the view of the East River from my DUMBO rental.

I’ve never really been a huge movie fan. I’m actually more interested in the behind the scenes aspects, so I was super excited when On Location Tours invited me to check out their Sex and the City Hotspots Tour.

The tour started boarding the tour bus on 5th Avenue and we were off. Our guide Stephanie is the best in the business according our driver, Metts, who’s been giving tours for over 18 years. They kept us entertained and informed on little known facts about the show and even some of the stars.

We made stops at Buddakan, the location of Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner,  The Magnolia Bakery, where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes while chatting it up about Carrie’s new boyfriend Aiden and infamous Pleasure Chest, where Charlotte was coaxed into buying a Rabbit (tour participants get a 15% discount) among many others.

Even if you aren’t a die hard SATC fan, you can still enjoy the tour around some of Manhattan’s diverse neighborhoods.  Plus, if Sex and the City isn’t your cup of tea there are still plenty of options for you. On Location Tours has recently launched two new bus tours. The TCM Classic Film Tour presents an insider’s view on the film history of New York City, highlighting classics like King Kong, Superman and Ghostbusters. The TMZ Tour NYC offers never revealed details on your favorite celebrities and the inside scoop on the stories that made TMZ famous.

Want to do a NYC movie tour?

win tickets for on location tour

One lucky reader will receive 2 tickets to any of the tours offered by On Location Tours. You can have your own Sex and the City Experience or pick from the other options including the new TMZ celebrity tour or TMC Classic Film Tour.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment with your favorite movie or TV show filmed in NYC. Contest ends on December 2th at 11:59PM ET. A winner will be chosen and announced shortly after. Good luck!On Location Tours Sex and the City On Location Tours is one of the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies and the only one operating in multiple cities. Founded in 1999 by Georgette Blau, it has quickly become one of the East Coast’s most popular tourist attractions and the world’s largest location tour company, serving over 100,000 tourists and locals annually.

Disclosure: I was an invited guest of On Location Tours for the Sex and the City Tour, however all opinions are my own. Photos also courtesy of On Location Tours.

Update: The contest is now over and Sandy is the winner. Thanks for your participation!

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  • jason says...

    1. There are so many. For now, Ghost Busters, Coming to America, Harlem nights.

  • Sandra F says...

    2. I love Sex and the City and was the show that made me want to live here in NYC!

    • Very cool. I’ve always loved NYC and would love to live there, but I’ll settle for my sporadic 2-4 week visits. The cold + the cost of living is too much for me.

  • Ellen says...

    3. I’ve always had a soft spot for “You’ve Got Mail”. Everything from the hot dog stands to vibe of the city in the morning when stores first open, great film capture of New York.

    • My sister loves that movie, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. Shame I know. :-(

  • Sandy says...

    4. I love New York and the shows Sex and the City and Gossip Girl. Those are my 2 favorite shows and it’s hard to decide between them. The fact that they were both in filmed New York made me like them so much more. I always love seeing New York in movies and shows as it’s a magnificent city. I will choose a movie for my answer instead and that is Serendipity. Nothing like a great love story set in New York! :-)

    • Congrats Sandy, you are the winner. Please check your email, for details on how to claim your prize!

  • Jill Case says...

    5. Oh gosh there are so many! I mean Ghostbusters, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 42nd Street, Home Alone etc…all wonderful! but I never get tired of Tootsie.

    • All oldies but goodies. I may need to do a NYC movie marathon in the near future!

  • Brittany Ricciardi says...

    6. I loved watching Gossip Girl because of the New York backdrop. The city became another character in the show, anyone who has been to NYC can understand how that happens.

    • There is actually a Gossip Girl tour with On Location tours. You should definitely check it out the next time you’re in NYC!

  • Patricia Dunn says...

    7. I loved the show filmed in NYC, Sex & the City. My all time favorite. The Sopranos was more filmed in NJ – that would also be a fav of mine

    • You know, I’ve never seen a single episode of the Sopranos. I should probably change that soon. Thanks for entering. Keep an eye out for the next giveaway!

  • Crystal Hilson says...

    8. My favorite movie filmed in NYC is Coming to America. Love this movie. I have a couple of others such as Boomerang & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

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