New York TV & Movie Sites Tour
- See where the cast of Glee performed "I Love New York"
- Visit the apartment building from Friends
- Stop at the brownstone used in I Am Legend
- Spot The Original Soup Man featured on Seinfeld
- Catch a glimpse of the Daily Bugle offices in Spider-Man
- Pass the hotel that doubled for a Paris hotel in The Devil Wears Prada
- Visit McGee's Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother
What You’ll See On Tour
On Location Tours’ New York TV & Movie Sites tour, will lead you to New York City’s best filming locations. This guided bus tour will take you to see over 40 NYC locations, featured in countless TV shows and movies.
Sit back and relax as your tour guide leads you through the most filmed city in the world. He/she will take you on a tour of the city’s most recognizable locations sharing with you some of the TV and film industry's best-kept secrets. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters when you hop off at different locations throughout your tour.
Watch, as your favorite films and TV shows become a reality, while you tour New York City and see where all that TV and movie-magic has happened.
The experience begins in the heart of New York City, Times Square. See the steps where the cast of Glee sang a version of I Love New York/New York, New York in the Season two finale, where Jamie (Mila Kunis) introduced Dylan (JustinTimberlake) to the word “Flash Mob” in Friends with Benefits and the streets that Tom Cruise ran through in Vanilla Sky. Plus, see where a number of scenes from the hit series Smash were filmed.
Exclusive Central Park South & Fabulous Fifth Avenue
As you venture down Central Park South, you’ll get a glimpse of the locations that have set the stage in a number of the industry’s latest and greatest. See the most filmed building in the world, The Plaza Hotel, as seen in films such as American Hustle, Bride Wars, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Crocodile Dundee. The Plaza’s Oak Room Bar set the stage Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and a number of Woody Allen films. Continue your adventure and you’ll see the famous Fifth Ave stores that have been used in a number of films. Pass by FAO Schwarz, most famous for it’s role in the movie BIG, also featured in The Smurfs; and Tiffany & Co., which was, featured on screen in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Glee and New Years Eve.
Continue sightseeing as the New York TV & Movie Sites tour takes you down the fabulous Fifth Avenue to locations like the Pulitzer Fountain that was replicated in the opening credits of Friends; St. Regis Hotel, as seen in The Devil Wears Prada, Taxi Driver and Miss Congeniality; St. Patrick’s Cathedral from Spider-Man and I Am Legend. See the New York Public Library, a filming location for Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, 13 Going 30 and the Sex and The City movie and catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, featured in King Kong, Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember.
Flatiron District and Chelsea
The sightseeing continues as you approach the Flatiron Building, which you’ll recognize from Godzilla and the scene in The Other Guys when Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson leap from the top. You’ll also see Madison Square Park, the park where Matt Damon’s character in The Adjustment Bureau walks through every morning, and you may also recognize this park from I am Legend and Something Borrowed. Moving through Chelsea you’ll see Empire Diner from Men In Black II and many Woody Allen movies like Manhattan, and Chelsea Market where Food Network & Cooking Channel’s studios are located.
As your tour heads downtown to New York City’s financial district, you’ll catch glimpse of Wall St. where Wall Street was filmed. You’ll have the opportunity to walk up to the doorway of the Men In Black Headquarters. You’ll see the New York County Courthouse most recognizable as the Courthouse seen in every episode of Law & Order. Plus, get a look at the famous Charging Bull where Eva Mendes’ character in Hitch runs into one of Hitch’s clients, also seen in the latest version of Arthur starring Russell Brand.
The Tribeca area is famous for it’s annual film festival founded by Robert De Niro but is also the location where many films are made. Your tour guide will escort you for a photo-op at the FDNY Hook & Ladder 8, known as the Ghostbusters’ Firehouse, which is also seen in Hitch and Seinfeld.
Greenwich Village , SoHo, and the Meatpacking District
In Greenwich Village, your guide will lead you to the to the perfect photo-op outside the apartment building that was home to Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Rachel from Friends. Plus, you’ll get to stop by Washington Square Park and see the apartment building where Will Smith’s character lived in I Am Legend. You’ll even get a shopping break in SoHo where you’ll have a chance to pop into Dash from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, see the building that Heath Ledger lived in and check out the tattoo shop from Wooster Street Social Club. In the Meatpacking District, you’ll see the Standard Hotel which houses the Boom Boom Room, that you’ll recognize from Gossip Girl and The High Line, a filming location used in Hitch starring Will Smith and Louie starring Louis C.K.
As you make your way through Midtown you’ll find the famous Macy’s in Herald Square, used in holiday favorites Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. See the Time-Life Building, used in Mad Men as the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office. You’ll catch a glimpse of the original “Al’s Soup Kitchen” from Seinfeld and the Bank of America Tower, which plays the role of “Atlantis World Media” from HBO’s The Newsroom. The New York TV & Movie Sites tour ends at McGee’s Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's Pub in How I Met Your Mother, where you’ll have the opportunity to take photos, grab a drink or dine at the spot that inspired the “bromance” between Barney, Ted and Marshall.* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accomodate your request.