New York City has always attracted the attention of location scouts all over the world and has been the ideal setting for numerous TV shows and movies since the inception of television and film. Stand atop the famous subway grate that blew Marilyn Monroe’s dress in The Seven Year Itch, on the corner of 52nd and Lexington. Gaze through the same window where Audrey Hepburn stood in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You’ll have fun recognizing spots where your favorite movies like Moonstruck, Annie Hall, and Midnight Cowboy were filmed and relive those magical moments memorialized on film. Take a Hop on Hop off New York tour and visit some of the iconic film and TV locations shot right here in the Big Apple.
Here are things to expect with a NYC movie and TV sites tour:
Take a Guided Tour with a Guide Who’s In-the-Know
Get ready to go on a guided tour and hear the insider’s scoop on you favorite actors and entertainers. You’ll love hanging out with you Guide/Comedian/Actor and learn exciting, humorous facts you never knew before. You’ll never want your NYC tour to end!
Visit Sites of your Favorite TV Shows and Movies
The tour promises to take you to sites where famous movies or shows like Friends, Birdman, Girls and Glee were shot. You’ll get to see the Daily Bugle offices featured in Spider-Man and snap photos to capture the famous spot where it all happened.
Tour Iconic Times Square
Times Square is the prime location of countless movies. You’ll recognize places used in Birdman or catch a glimpse of the place where the flash mob sequence in Friends with Benefits was shot. Relive scenes from Sex and the City and see FDNY’s Hook & Ladder 8 from Ghostbusters.
Cruise Around Manhattan
A cruise around Manhattan will ensure you spot dozens of familiar TV and movie locations. See the famous Friends apartment where you can take a nostalgic trip back to the days of the 90’s sitcom. You can’t miss standing in the the spot where the cast of Glee performed ‘I Love New York.’ Other prominent sites to see include the pub used in How I Met Your Mother, and The Empire State Building and Washington Square, which were featured in the classic When Harry Met Sally.
See Central Park South and Fifth Avenue
Legendary Central Park South and fabulous Fifth Avenue have been the settings where scores of movies and shows have been shot, like Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The famous Plaza Hotel has been featured in several movies including American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, and Bride Wars, just to name a few. Don’t miss the Plaza’s Oak Room Bar, featured in Woody Allen films, and the spot where Lady Gaga has shown up for impromptu performances.
Flatiron Building and West Village
The Flatiron Building was the site where some portions of Godzilla were filmed and the same building used in The Other Guys, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. A drive through the West Village will take you to the spot where Mr. Robot and Jessica Jones were filmed. And who knows? You might just see a celebrity or two!