New York Film Locations

Sex and the City Location Tour

21 May 2019

As a sales partner for "On Location Tours", otsoNY takes a closer look at the Sex & the City Hotspots Tour, where tourists can follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, and drink where they drank, shop where they shopped, and gossip where they gossiped. This tour includes more than 40 locations from the show, and you’ll enjoy all of it from the comfort of an indoor bus with AC in the summer and heat in the winter. Whether you’re a Sex and the City fan eager to learn more about your favourite show or a tourist looking for an entertaining way to see Manhattan’s best neighbourhoods, the Sex and the City Hotspots tour is a must do.

TV Show: Sex and the City

While many of the interior scenes were shot at Silver Cup Studios in Long Island City, much of the series was shot on location making New York City itself the fifth star of HBO’s Sex and the City. The tour starts near 5th Avenue and 58th Street, and begins with glamorous Manhattan destinations. Perhaps the most famous is The Plaza Hotel, where Carrie Bradshaw said goodbye to Mr. Big and also where Mr. Big hosted his engagement party to another girl! Continuing down New York’s famous Fifth Avenue, we’ll people watch, window shop, and catch up on all the latest gossip, from the SATC movie to the actresses’ live and everything in between.

In Midtown, you’ll also see on the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, the upscale restaurant where Samantha Jones met her senior citizen millionaire; the storied jeweller where Charlotte York picked her engagement ring; the New York Public Library, site of the would-be wedding of Carrie and Big; the chi-chi department store where the ladies discussed Alexander Petrovsky; the quaint church where Samantha wooed “the Friar”; ABC Carpet & Home, where Charlotte and Bunny McDougal fought over a bed.

Location: SoHo

For a change of scenery, the tour will move to Greenwich Village and SoHo. These unique, trendy neighbourhoods are home to many of the ladies’ favourite up-and-coming, little-known haunts and the tour will give you the lowdown on the best of them! You will sample cupcakes like the ones Carrie and Miranda stuffed into their mouths. Spend time walking through this beautiful area of New York and shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques along Bleecker Street. Other places include Carrie’s brownstone apartment; the expensive men’s clothing store where Miranda took Steve shopping for a new suit; the shop where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”; Aidan’s Furniture Company; the Bakery where Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes; Charlotte’s gym; Boutiques along Bleecker Street which include Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Toosh, James Perse, Brunello Cucinelli, Fresh, Lulu Guinness, Creed, Mulberry, Olive and Bette, and more.

Location: SoHo

After your walk around historic Greenwich Village, the tour will head over to Scout, the bar Aidan and Steve opened on the show, to sip some Cosmos, if you so desire and relax a bit.

On the Sex and the City tour, you will also pass by the Meatpacking District where you will see sites from the Sex and the City series as well as the Sex and the City: The Movie. You will see the famous modern Asian cuisine restaurant, Buddakan, where Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner took place in the movie. Stand in the lounge at Buddakan where Big gave Carrie her last “single girl kiss.” Don’t miss the chance to shop where Sarah Jessica Parker modelled for the iconic designer’s clothes during a shoot for Sex and the City: The Movie at Diane Von Furstenberg.

Location: Perry Street

The tour bus will also pass by Scoop’s stores from Sex and the City, and don’t forget to lookout for the upscale and classy clothing stores such as Stella McCartney and Jeffrey’s. There is also Los Dados, the Mexican restaurant where Carrie got stood up by a blind date.

Location: Meatpacking District

As the tour bus drives around Manhattan, be sure to see some of the best boutiques and stores in NYC including Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Patricia Field, Lulu Guinness, Jaime Mascaro, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., Henri Bendel, Takashimaya, Fortunoff, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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