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The Sex and the City tour in New York is the best way to explore the world of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. See film locations and other hotspots. The tour is ideal to enjoy with your sisters, mothers or girlfriends. On top of that, the Sex and the City show and the two films, are picked apart in detail with bloopers and various film locations. Knowing a little bit about the scenes and the plotline can come quite handy.
The Plaza Hotel
The Sex and the City Tour starts at the Pulitzer Fountain on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Street. You can’t miss the fountain as it’s directly across the famous Plaza Hotel (yes, where Carrie’s true love Big celebrated his engagement to Natasha). Make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes early for a good spot on the bus and do not get too distracted by the fountain. Show your tickets to the guide – carrying a blue umbrella – and find a seat on the bus. If you can, sit on the left side of the bus as funnily enough many of the locations are on that side of the bus. That way you can see a lot and take great photographs. The bus has air conditioning, a toilet and wifi, so you’ll have everything you need during the tour.
After the guide has introduced herself (mostly young women that are in the film or theatre industry) you will drive down the splendour of Fifth Avenue towards the first stop. The guide will tell you all about the film locations along the way, meanwhile, the accompanying scenes are shown on video screens on the bus.
The Sex and the City Tour takes a total of 3.5 hours and stops at different locations. You can look around the sex shop Pleasure Chest (where Charlotte bought her Rabbit). You will then stop by Carrie’s home, to take a selfie at the front door. You’ll get time to shop on the cute Bleecker Street, where you get a 10% discount at designer Michael Kors. The tour will also take you to “Scout” that Steve and Aidan opened together. The bar is actually called Onieal’s. Inside the bar looks exactly like you’d remember from Sex and the City. And, how appropriate, the cosmopolitan’s are ready and waiting on the bar. The cocktails are unfortunately not free due to the strict American laws concerning alcohol, but you can enjoy a cosmopolitan just like Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte did for $10.
At the ‘last stop’ close to Times Square, you can go to the HBO store to buy Sex and the City souvenirs with 10% discount, or you can head over to the Public Library (where the Big-Carrie wedding should’ve taken place). There is a large subway stop on Times Square so that you needn’t walk too far in your Jimmy Choos…
Tours are often sold out, make sure to buy your tickets in advance to secure your seat on the bus. After purchasing you will receive a voucher that you can print and use as your ticket for the tour, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Departure Point: Plaza Hotel
- Departure Time: 11:00
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