Sex and the City Hotspots Tour in New York, NY

On Location Tours5th Avenue & 58th Street (in front of the Pulitzer Fountain) New York, NY 10018
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Overview

Offered by On Locations Tours, the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour lets guests follow in the footsteps of their favorite Carrie-and-company characters featured in the iconic TV show of the same name. The tour makes stops at all the famous locations where the girls shopped, dined, gossiped and sipped cocktails, including Carrie’s famous brownstone stoop, the trendy MePa neighborhood, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops at hotspots.
  • Features more than 40 locations from the hit show.
  • Pass Carrie's charming brownstone stoop.
  • Get some retail therapy like Carrie & Co. at Greenwich Village boutiques.
  • Guided 3.5 hour bus tour.
  • Children under 12 years old, including babies, are not allowed.
  • Camera are alllowed, but picture taking is prohibited while on the bus.

Description

from Sex and the City Hotspots
Follow in the footsteps of Carrie & Co. as you visit locations from the popular TV show and movies.

Featuring over 40 locations including:
-Visit the site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner
-Pass Carrie's charming brownstone stoop
-Hop into the Pleasure Chest where Charlotte buys her “Rabbit”
-Scout the bar owned by Steve and Aidan
-Reminisce Miranda’s embarrassing underwear moment in the Village
-Venture into the trendy neighborhood, MePa, where the girls frequent
-Pass the café where Samantha invites the girls to Abu Dhabi
-Get some retail therapy like Carrie & Co. at Greenwich Village boutiques
-Indulge in cupcakes like when Carrie confides in Miranda about Aidan

On this guided 3.5 hour Sex and the City bus tour, follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda – you’ll drink where they drank, shop where they shopped, and gossip where they gossiped. The sightseeing tour includes more than 40 locations from the show! Whether you’re a Sex and the City fan eager to learn more about your favorite show or a tourist looking for an entertaining way to see Manhattan’s best neighborhoods, the Sex and the City Hotspots tour is a must-do! Please note, this is an "R-Rated" tour, based on the HBO Series.

Tours take place on luxury coach buses, which are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Buses are equipped with onboard restrooms.

Children under 12 years old, including babies, are unfortunately not allowed on the tour, as the content of the tour and several of its stops are not suitable for young children. Additionally, tour participants under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age

Meeting point: In front of Pulitzer Fountain located on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets.

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apriladventures
Boston, Massachusetts
"Definitely do the “NYC TV & Movie Tour” & Skip “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour”"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2020
I went on the “NYC TV & Movie Tour” and the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour” both of which take place in large tour busses. On the “NYC TV & Movie Tour”, it was fun to watch clips of a variety of tv & film scenes set in NYC and then see them in real life! It was a bit pricey but definitely worth it as you travel through a good amount of Manhattan & it teaches you where you want to re-visit! I live in NYC and even I discovered some new areas. The two highlights of the tour were visiting the Friends apartment & The Ghost Busters Fire Station. The 3 hour tour goes by quickly! I also went on the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour because I’m a big fan of the show. Personally, I would not recommend it to others given the price and what you receive. We drove around a small radius of Manhattan and many of the locations were just used as exteriors (e.g. the awning of a building) so you really have to use your imagination. The ones that weren't you could easily have looked them up on your phone and visited them yourself such as La Bonbonnierre or Music Inn. Two of the main stops on the tour were also bars. We were given 10 minutes in each bar which wasn’t enough time to sit down and enjoy a drink so most just chugged their drinks & left. It also wasn’t a fun stop for non-drinkers because the novelty of standing in bar can only be appreciated for so long. Although the tour could use some tweaks, there were some good aspects. For example, the tour around Washington Square Park was interesting, I loved yelling “we got the rabbi” outside of the deli, and I enjoyed hearing behind the scenes secrets of the show.
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Audrey030720
Phoenix, Arizona
"Great Time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
As a huge Sex in the City fan, this tour was a dream! Our tour guide Lou was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend this tour!
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mmkoehler
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour of NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
On Location Tours is literally the best tour service in NYC. I went on the new Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tour and it wasn’t only a great way to see parts of the city I’ve never seen before, but I got to relive scenes from the show in person, and learned behind the scenes information that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Not to mention the stories and history behind the actual locations. Also, can’t ask for a better team than the one at On Location Tours. Erin and Lauren are incredible and made it such a fun and immersive tour. They also went above and beyond to help me figure out my way around the area. So friendly and amazing, as was the group I got to take the tour with. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. I can’t wait to come back and do another tour!
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Mattand5
New York City, New York
"Amazing Experience thanks to the tour guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2020
Our tour guide Melissa is perfect for this tour! The tour has great energy, and we were laughing from start to finish because of Melissa. Totally worthwhile spending three hours with her on the tour, even if you’re not the biggest fan of SATC.
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Heat501
"HIghly recomended"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2020
Well worth doing this tour gives you all the information you need to understand the locality. Tour guide was excellent, friendly & polite.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sex and the City Hotspots

Where does the tour finish?
The Sex and the City tours end at 42nd Street & 6th Ave. Please note that as of July 1, 2019, the ending location for the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour will change. The tour will now end at the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker NYC Pop Up Located at 6 West 52nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues


Are we on the bus the whole tour?
Absolutely not. The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. But we get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the Sex and the City story by your tour guide.


What exact locations do we visit?
The exact itinerary and route of the tour varies somewhat from tour to tour, so we can't say ahead of time exactly which locations will be visited on a specific tour. There are usually 3-4 scheduled stops on each tour, including various bars, shops, and other locations - but tour routes may differ from tour to tour. You will be provided with a handout that lists many of the real-life locations on the tour so you can revisit them at your leisure afterwards.


Should I tip the tour guide?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.


Is there an age limit on this tour?
Children under 12 years old, including babies, are unfortunately not allowed on the tour, as the content of the tour and several of its stops are not suitable for young children. This is an "R-Rated" tour, based on the HBO series; adult language is used and adult situations discussed. Additionally, tour participants under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age. Please also keep in mind that a couple of the stops on tour - a few bars and other establishments - do have their own age minimums, and it is up to the discretion of these establishments whom to allow in.


Is there ever a circumstance when a location is omitted from the tour?
While it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to skip or modify certain locations that usually are part of the tour. Since the tour is visiting real-life locations all around Manhattan, the tour's itinerary can sometimes be impacted by traffic conditions, store hours, etc. On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for: traffic conditions, access to sites, or other conditions beyond its control.


Will we see locations from the movie?
There are a number of movie sites worked into the tour, but the focus remains on famous scenes and locations from the TV series.


Is this also a good general New York City sightseeing tour?
Yes. While the tour's focus is first and foremost on the show Sex and the City, the tour meanders through a variety of New York neighborhoods, and people often find it to be a great overview of the city. The tour usually visits neighborhoods such as SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, 5th Avenue and more. So even though the tour does not visit such New York sightseeing regulars as the Empire State Building, etc., it is still a great way to tour Manhattan and get to understand the city and its layout.


Can I bring some wine, beer, Cosmos, etc on the bus?
No, it is against New York State law to consume alcohol on a bus. We do usually stop at one of the bars for Cosmos though, so if you're interested in joining in, please make sure to bring sufficient cash and a valid ID.


Is alcohol included in the tour?
There will be a stop at a bar that was used in the show, where you can buy a Cosmopolitan at a discount. On Location Tours cannot include alcohol with the price of the tour, as the company does not have a liquor license.


Are the tours conducted in English only?
While we do offer a special German version of the tour on Saturdays at 3pm (please see Sex and the City Tour auf Deutsch on the calendar), the other scheduled SATC tours are only conducted in English at this time. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries like Japan, Germany, France, Spain, and plenty of others have enjoyed the tour just the same!


What type of bus is used?
The tour is conducted on a closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.


Is there assigned seating on the bus?
Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.


Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Yes.


Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?
A cupcake is provided on the tour. We will also stop at one of the bars used on the show where cosmos and other drinks will be available for purchase. If you would like any additional food or drinks, feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.


Are the buses handicapped accessible?
Yes, but you need to contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. Buses are equipped with on-board restrooms. Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses. We are committed to providing accessible tours to persons with disabilities and are able to provide accessible vehicles for passengers with mobility impairments. Notice of the need for an accessible vehicle at least 24 hours in advance is strongly recommended so as to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds total. However, If you will be using a fold-up wheelchair and will be traveling with someone who can provide assistance on and off the bus, you do not need to inform us ahead of time as all of our buses have room in the luggage compartment to store it.


Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and video at our numerous stops along the way.


Can I take luggage on the tour?
The Sex and the City Tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each, where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.