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XOXO, Gossip Girl.

 “XOXO Gossip Girl.” This classic line is from one of America’s most popular television dramas, Gossip Girl, which is based on the book series written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. It has been eight years since the airing of the original series, but now Gossip Girl is back!  While Serena van der Woodson and Blair Waldorf’s…

Emmy Spotlight: When They See Us

In case you missed it, the 2019 Emmy nominations are here and there is a lot of representation when it comes to TV shows filmed in New York City. Leading up to the Emmys ceremony on September 22nd, we’ll highlight some of our favorite NYC TV shows that are nominated. Check out our coverage of…

What’s Filming in NYC: September 2019

Blue Bloods Starring: Donnie Wahlberg Filming: Park Street & Beaver Street, Brooklyn This police procedural is coming back for a 10th season on CBS on September 27th. The season premiere will be its landmark 200th episode!   Manifest Starring: Josh Dallas Filming: 12th Avenue & W 57th Street, Manhattan Season 2 of this surprise hit…

Emmy Spotlight: Saturday Night Live

In case you missed it, the 2019 Emmy nominations are here and there is a lot of representation when it comes to TV shows filmed in New York City. Leading up to the Emmys ceremony on September 22nd, we’ll highlight some of our favorite NYC TV shows that are nominated. Check out our coverage of…

Emmy Spotlight: Pose

In case you missed it, the 2019 Emmy nominations are here and there is a lot of representation when it comes to TV shows filmed in New York City. Leading up to the Emmys ceremony on September 22nd, we’ll highlight some of our favorite NYC TV shows that are nominated. Check out last week’s coverage…

What’s Filming in NYC: August 2019

Law & Order: SVU Starring: Mariska Hargitay Filming: 53rd Street & 10th Avenue, Manhattan The record breaking 21st season of this NBC drama premieres next month.   Almost Family Starring: Brittany Snow, Emily Osment Filming: 36th Street & 7th Avenue, Manhattan Based on a popular Australian series, this new show centers around a girl meeting…

Emmy Spotlight: Russian Doll

In case you missed it, the 2019 Emmy nominations are here and there is a lot of representation when it comes to TV shows filmed in New York City. Leading up to the Emmys ceremony on September 22nd, we’ll highlight some of our favorite NYC TV shows that are nominated. In February, comedy-drama series Russian…

Top 5 Locations on the When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour

Picture this. It’s July 1989, you’re enjoying your last summer of the decade. You try out a new show called Seinfeld one week… and the next week you go see the new Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan movie When Harry Met Sally in theaters. Fast forward 30 years, and people are still coming to New…

What’s Filming July 2019

This month, there are movie musicals like West Side Story and In the Heights, plus returning shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Succession. Read on for the full list.   West Side Story Filming: St. Nicholas Avenue & 178th Street Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler Steven Spielberg’s remake is coming to theaters in 2020.  …

A Preview of the New York Comic Con 2019

by Jace Bench ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) started out as a modest gathering for 10,000 media fans – who couldn’t even get into its small venue due to the sheer number of attendees – back in 2006. Now more than a decade later, NYCC is the largest pop culture event on the east coast –…

Your Guide to 11 of the Best LGBTQ+ Movies and TV Shows Set in New York City

It’s Pride Month! We’re celebrating by giving a portion of our proceeds from the month of June to the Stonewall Foundation. We also wanted to highlight some of the many films and television shows with queer characters that take place in New York City, some of which you can see on our tours! (Use code WORLDPRIDE…

Top 20 TV & Movie Locations in New York City

We’re turning 20! On June 12th, 1999 we started showing people from all over the world the most iconic locations from TV shows and movies around New York City. While our tours feature hundreds of locations to everything from the original King Kong to the new Avengers franchise, let’s count down the 20 most popular…

What’s Filming: June 2019

From the new In the Heights movie to the final season of Mr. Robot, tons of filming is happening in New York this month. Read on for the full list.   The Deuce Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco Filming: Willow Avenue, Staten Island The Deuce is set to return to HBO for a third and final season, as…

What’s Filming in New York: May 2019

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Starring: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein Filming: Astoria Boulevard & 28th Street, Astoria Fresh off multiple Emmy wins, the third season is being shot on location in NYC and we can’t wait for it to premiere on Amazon.   Plot Against America Starring: Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, John Turturro Filming: Greenwich &…

A Celebration of 25 Years of TCM + 10 Years of the TCM Classic Film Festival

by Jason Silverman, TCM Classic Film Tour Guide I was fortunate enough to have a VIP pass to this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival and this one was easily my favorite of the four I have been to. Couple that with the 10th anniversary of the festival and the 25th anniversary of TCM and you…

What’s Filming in New York in April 2019?

What’s filming this month? New seasons of Younger, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and SVU, plus new projects from Jennifer Lopez and Michael Keaton.   Hustlers Starring: Jennifer Lopez Filming: East Fordham Road & Marion Avenue, Bronx Produced by Will Ferrell and telling the story of strippers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients, this 2020 film also…

Five Irish Pubs in NYC and Boston

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, let’s look at some famous Irish pubs in New York and Boston, many of which are featured in iconic TV shows and movies. McSorley’s Old Ale House The oldest Irish tavern in New York, it was a “men only” pub up until the 1970s. Ironically, it is used as…

Top Five TV Women of NYC

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating by championing some of our favorite female TV characters who live right here in NYC. Because we couldn’t narrow it down to just five, up first are the honorable mentions. 10. Kelsey Peters (Younger) 9. Serena van der Woodsen (Gossip Girl) 8. Betty Suarez (Ugly Betty) 7. Kimmy Schmidt…

What’s Filming in NYC: March 2019

New York City is buzzing with film shoots this month, from returning shows like Billions and Mr. Robot, to new shows like Fosse/Verdon and Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Let’s check out the full list. Mr. Robot Starring: Rami Malek, Christian Slater Filming: Henry Street & Pike Street, Manhattan Fresh off his Oscar win for Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek returns to…

Ranking All of the Films in the MCU Based on How Much They Showcase NYC

After the historical release of Captain Marvelit seems like a better time than any to reflect on the 20 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that came before it. Sights from many of these films can be seen on The Super Tour of NYC. Let’s see just how much of New York is featured in…

Top Five Oscar Nominated Filming Locations in NYC

The Sixes Restaurant –  The Wolf of Wall Street Nominated for five oscars including Best Picture, The Wolf of Wall Street shocked audiences in 2013. You can see the building where Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) and Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) go for lunch at the now closed Sixes restaurant on the NYC TV & Movie…

On Location Tours 2019 Oscar Predictions

Missed the Golden Globes? Forgot about the SAG Awards? Let’s recap the awards season so far and then break down the big categories for the Oscars to see who has the best chances going into the hostless ceremony on February 24th. Netflix Best Picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A…

What’s Filming in NYC: February 2019

This month, classic procedurals like SVU and Blue Bloods continue to film their current seasons, where new projects starring Margot Robbie and Kevin Bacon are also underway. Read on for the full list.   Law & Order: SVU Starring: Mariska Hargitay Filming: Chelsea Piers, Manhattan Current Season 12 of SVU allows it to be tied with Gunsmoke for the…

Making It With Marc Part 4: Sopranos Sites Legacy

The popular HBO series The Sopranos turns 20 years today! To celebrate this milestone, we’re sharing some Sopranos content and a behind the scenes look at the Sopranos Sites Tour throughout the years. Marc Baron, long time Sopranos Sites tour guide, tells us his thoughts on the Sopranos Sites Tour in the last of four blog posts. Catch up on…

What’s Filming in NYC: January 2019

New year, new TV shows and movies being filmed all over New York City! Including intriguing new projects like Apple’s Dickinson and old favorite Law & Order: SVU, read the full list below.   Power Starring: Omari Hardwick, 50 Cent Filming: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn The immensely popular drama series on Starz that centers around drug dealers and…

Making it with Marc Part 3: Sopranos Stories

The popular HBO series The Sopranos turns 20 years old in just one week! To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be sharing some Sopranos content and a behind the scenes look at the Sopranos Sites Tour throughout the years. Marc Baron, long time Sopranos Sites tour guide, tells us some stories from the Sopranos set in the third of four blog posts….

Making it with Marc Part 2: Becoming A Tour Guide

The popular HBO series The Sopranos turns 20 years old in just one month! To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be sharing some Sopranos content and a behind the scenes look at the Sopranos Sites Tour throughout the years. Marc Baron, long time Sopranos Sites tour guide, tells us about how he became a guide in the second of four…

Making it with Marc Part 1: The Start of The Sopranos

The popular HBO series The Sopranos turns 20 years old in just one month! To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be sharing some Sopranos content and a behind the scenes look at the Sopranos Sites Tour throughout the years. Marc Baron, long time Sopranos Sites tour guide, tells us about the start of the iconic series in his first of…

20 Years of the Sopranos: Interview with Joseph R. Gannascoli

The popular HBO series The Sopranos turns 20 years old in just one month! To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be sharing some Sopranos content and a behind the scenes look at the Sopranos Sites Tour throughout the years. To kick it off, Joseph R. Gannascoli, who plays Vito in the series and visits the tour often, tells…

What’s Filming in December 2018?

  Manifest Starring: Josh Dallas Filming: Springfield Blvd & Union Turnpike, Queens In the first season of this NBC high concept series, a group of passengers survive a three hour plane crash and find out that five years have passed in the world around them.   The Village Starring: Lorraine Toussaint Filming: 26th Street…

Cyber Monday and More! Giving a TV & Movie Tour for the Holidays

This Monday, November 26th, keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to UNLOCK a 50% off discount code on all gift certificates. One day only! Ends at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color? As Elf celebrates its 15th anniversary, upload an ELFie (…get it?) to get a free Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour. What’s an ELFie,…

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, & Shoes

Kerry Ipema is a Carrie with a Miranda rising. But let’s be real, she’s also a Charlotte and a Samantha… and come to think of it a Mr. Big and an Aiden, too. Actually, she’s every single character in the iconic HBO series in the new show One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody…

Filming in NYC: November 2018

Blue Bloods Starring: Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck Filming: 44th Street & 6th Avenue, Manhattan The 9th season of the popular CBS drama series is well underway, and we can’t wait to see how these new developments in the Reegan family end up.   Law & Order: SVU Starring: Mariska Hargitay Filming: West 12th & Washington…

15 Things to Do in NYC to Celebrate 15 Years of Elf

Elf is officially 15 years old this year! We can’t believe it either. Elf tells the story of a human that grew up in the North Pole, only to discover that his true family is from New York City, a festive yet different place to celebrate the holidays. To celebrate the anniversary, here are 15…

New York City Sightseeing Itinerary for Movie Buffs

This post was written and contributed by Katie Sagal from Smart Destinations, home of the New York City Explorer Pass, which can help you save on many NYC attractions including our tours. Check out our Holidays themed blog post on their blog here. Smart Destinations New York City is a top-notch destination for travelers of…

Top 5 Creepiest Filming Locations from Rosemary’s Baby

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s our favorite time to snuggle up and watch some scary movies. One of our favorites, Rosemary’s Baby, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and you can see many of these filming locations in person on the TCM Classic Film Tour. But for now, read on for the…

The Best and Worst Thing About Every Version of A Star Is Born

The latest version of A Star Is Born is in theaters and it’s already doing well commercially and successfully. Let’s relive the original three versions, all TCM classics if you ask us, and available to stream on FilmStruck, and see how they compare to the latest film.  The Original: 1937 Starring: Janet Gaynor & Frederic March Best…

Top Five Reasons Why Miranda Hobbes Should Have Been Governor of New York

Still stinging from Cynthia Nixon’s loss for New York governor, but doesn’t mean we can’t dream! Read on for five reasons why Miranda Hobbes herself should have been governor of New York.   She’s a lawyer If there’s one thing Miranda knows like no other (besides rocking the short haircut), it’s the law. From the…

Our 20 Favorite Fashion Moments From Sex And The City

It’s been 20 years since Sex And The City first graced our TV screens and inspired the fashionista in all of us. In celebration of Sex And The City’s 20 year anniversary, we’re talking about our top 20 fashion moments from the show. HBO Samantha’s Spikey Shoulder Pads – Samantha transitioned her daytime red skirt suit…

New York Based TV Shows: What’s New This Fall?

New Shows: Unfortunately we have come to the end of summer, but that means there is some great new TV around the corner! Lots of things have been filming in New York and we can’t wait to see how they turn out. Check out a rundown of all the new NYC based shows coming this…

Emmy Nominations On Location

The Emmy Nominations have officially arrived! Let’s break down the noms and see how much New York representation we have this year. The Comedies One of our favs, now in its 4th season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is nominated again for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor (for none other than the iconic Tituss Burgess). But there’s…

Jason Takes the TCM Classic Film Festival!

On our TCM Classic Film Tour, we get TCM and classic film fans from all over the world and it’s great way to see NYC and learn about all of the classics filmed on location! Learn more below.

Sex and the City x The 2000s Tour

We’re so excited to announce that CNN will be promoting their brand new original series The 2000s on a free Sex and the City Hotspots Tour on Sunday, July 8 at 4pm! Gear up for the 7-part series by joining a 00s nostalgia filled tour of Carrie’s frequent locales, and then watch the premiere only on CNN…

The Black Panther Easter Eggs You Missed.

The newly released Black Panther movie has been seen and celebrated by people all over the world, recently reaching a new milestone by being the latest movie to gross more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. However, there are so many details that writer and director Ryan Coogler put in the movie…

The Perfect Cosmo Recipe For Sex and The City Fans

Commonly associated with the hit HBO show Sex and The City, the Cosmo has become a staple in not only the lives of fans of the show but also the Monday-Friday 9-5er. We’ve whipped up the perfect recipe to help you unwind after a long day. Remember Scout? the bar owned by Carrie and Miranda’s ex-boyfriends, Aidan…

The Ultimate TV and Movie Bar Crawl in NYC

After a long day, one of our greatest modern comforts is watching your favorite shows while enjoying your favorite cocktail. drink. Seemingly its own character, alcohol has played a major role in a variety of TV shows and films. With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’ve compiled the ultimate St Patrick’s Day bar…

Your 2018 Oscar Recap

Host Jimmy Kimmel, an affable and familiar figure in Hollywood, kept the audience engaged throughout the evening. With help from an impressive list of presenters, the night was a historical one, with recognition for new faces and old faces alike. In one of the evening’s most exciting moments, Jordan Peele became the first African American to win…

14 Things We Miss About Sex and The City

February 22, 2004, was the date the last episode of “Sex and The City” aired. Although the show ended 14 years ago it never stopped airing in our hearts. From the memorable Samantha lines to Carrie’s fabulous shoe obsession (which till this day, makes us feel completely normal no matter what people say!) we want…

The Romantic Big Apple: Ten Films About Love and NYC

New York City and filmmaking have gone hand in hand since the invention of the movie camera. It is the setting for some of the most well-known films of all time. Action films like Godzilla and King Kong and classics like Midnight Cowboy come to mind. But it’s the romantic movies that NYC is most known for….

10 Perfect Valentine’s Gifts For Gossip Girl Fans

Hey, Upper East Siders, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no one enjoys the finer things in life and New York City, more than the likes of Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. Luckily, New York City has everything you need to celebrate your Valentine’s Day like the Upper East Side’s elite. Ladurée Macarons These pastel-colored confections are a pure Blair Waldorf delicacy.  For an added bonus, set the scene from Season 4, and present them with a luxurious bubble bath. Laduree Macarons Henri Bendel Letter Charm Present your love with the gift that says it all. Blair and Serena shopped til they dropped at Henri Bendel and they surely would have loved this little charm bracelet, especially with the “X” and “O” symbols to adorn it. Dylan’s Candy Bar Gold Collection Not every gift needs a hefty…

Downton Abbey within Reach at NYC Exhibition

Based on the beloved television show, be transported to post-Edwardian England at Downton Abbey: The Exhibition where the characters and the iconic house come to life. Guests will be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments including the iconic costumes and sets from the show’s six-season run including…

Enjoy 2-for-1 Tickets – NYC Must-See Week

It may be impossible to do it all in New York City—but trying is the fun part. During NYC Must-See Week, enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to many of the iconic experiences right in our backyard, like museums, attractions, tours and performing arts. First-time visitors and lifelong locals agree: there’s never been a better time to conquer…

The 10 Best New Years Eve TV/Film Moments Ever

Christmas has passed us by, but the good times aren’t over, yet. That’s right, New Years is around the corner! So in celebration of 2018, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at 10 of the best TV and film NYE moments. When Harry Met Sally, 1989: “I came here because when you…

10 New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by TV and Movies

It’s the time of year again where resolutions are being made. People are setting new goals for the upcoming year and telling themselves they will get better at the one thing that holds them back. A lot of our favorite TV and movie characters believe it or not go through the same thing. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions you can make based off of TV shows and movies. 1. Be more Courageous. Take it from the hit sitcom FRIENDS. In the New Year’s Eve episode, Joey tries to muster up the courage to kiss his new roommate. If you have been wanting to do something you’ve been afraid to, take it from Joey Tribbiani and get courageous this year. If you’re a big Friends Fan be sure to check out the NYC TV & Movie Tour which visits sites from…

Top 10 Movies your Holiday Season Can’t-Do Without

Top 10 Movies your Holiday Season Can’t-Do Without   There are so many reasons why the holidays bring joy, fun, and warmth into our lives. One of them being the array of Christmas movies that can seemingly be watched over and over again without fail. Get your hot-cocoa ready, because here are 10 Christmas classics…

Getting To Know The Author: Erin Carlson

If you’ve ever been in a relationship, odds are you’ve probably sat through your fair share of romantic comedies, some pretty good and others…Adam Sandler films. With the holiday season here, the pressures of the dating world and the holiday season bearing its weight on our shoulders, it’s nice to sit back, turn on your…

10 Gifts under $30 for the TV Buff in your Life

  With the holiday season in full swing and snow beginning to fall, there’s no better feeling than snuggling up on the couch to watch a few of your favorite shows. With the season of giving upon us, we have collected some TV show inspired gifts that would be perfect for even the hard-to-buy-for loved…

10 Fabulous Gifts for Sex and the City Fans

With the holidays right around the corner, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. If someone special in your life is the ultimate fan of the legendary series, Sex and the City, then we have compiled the perfect holiday gift list for you. These 10 ideas are suited for the most enthusiastic Sex…

Your Guide To The Holiday Window Displays NYC 2017

The holidays and New York City have quite the long-lasting relationship, and rightfully so. There’s no place like New York City during the holiday season, the bright lights of the city skyline, the amazing holiday window displays, and the movie-like views of Central Park…what’s not to like? Tons of tourist flock to New York City every year to catch a glimpse of these amazing holiday window displays in New York, which have become quite the tradition.  Here’s your guide to these wonderful window displays. Macy’s Herald Square: “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together” This year, Macy’s windows are all about family traditions and making Christmas together. A pyrotechnic display and jolly tunes will create a celebratory mood- and an invitation by a certain Mrs will melt your heart. New York City, your holiday warm-up has arrived. Thursday 11/16/2017 05:30 PM – 10:00…

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pop-Up Store in NYC

Alright, Sex And The City fans, “What’s Carrie Bradshaw’s shopping addiction?” If you said shoes, you are correct. Much like her real-life character, Sarah Jessica Parker also has a weakness for shoes. So much so, in fact, that she opened a pop-up store in New York City at 640 Fifth Avenue. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker…

The Soup Nazi’s Jambalaya Soup Recipe

As soon as we heard his infamous catchphrase “No soup for you” this well known Seinfeld character became an instant classic amongst Seinfeld fans. The Soup Nazi is as well known for his rigged attitude as he is for his amazing soup recipes. For those Seinfeld fans who are still searching for that perfect soup, here’s our version of Newman’s favorite…

10 Memorable Thanksgiving T.V. Episodes

November 1st marks the beginning of the holiday season and the countdown to T-Day. For many people, Thanksgiving means extra helpings turkey, gravy, and tubular cranberry, and for some, it means preparing for a generous serving of stress and awkwardness.  No matter how you feel about Turkey day, one thing is universally accepted: Thanksgiving has great T.V.  Television’s Thanksgiving episodes never fail at becoming lodged in your memory bank, and I can’t wait to see what my favorite shows are up to this season. Before this year’s Thanksgiving episodes roll out, let’s reminisce over 10 of the greatest Thanksgiving T.V. episodes to date: Seinfeld – “The Mom and Pop Store” (1994) Jerry hunts down Mom and Pop to try and get his sneakers back, Kramer gets a nosebleed, and then someone winds up bringing down the Woody Woodpecker balloon in…

10 Meals Inspired by TV and Movies

Some delicious and others…not so much, TV and movies with great scenes that center around food are conversations that come up around our own dinner tables during the holidays. Here are 10 TV and movie-inspired meals that are certainly great for conversations around your dinner table. Elf With Will Ferrell starring in Elf, this classic…

A Special Macy’s Santaland Offer

Drop Your Maple Syrup Covered Spaghetti, We’ve Got Some Big News! Included in your purchase of a ticket to the Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour is a reservation to Macy’s Santaland (Offer is only available for tours purchased M-Th starting Monday, November 27th and ending Thursday, December 21st.) Our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour…

10 Costumes From 90’s TV Shows You’ll Love

10 DIY Costumes From 90’s TV Shows You’ll Love   Remember 90s TV? Who could forget running home on Friday to catch the TGIF line-up? Remember the outfits they wore? The 90’s not only brought us some of the greatest shows, but it also brought us some of our favorite TV characters, like Joey Tribbianni from…

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Will & Grace

The first episode of Will and Grace aired on September 21, 1998, that’s almost a decade ago! (Feeling old yet?) The good news is that the cast hasn’t aged a bit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmk6PCK_ysA Top 5 Will and Grace facts: Minnie Driver will jump networks to guest on an episode NBC’s Will & Grace revival, reports TV Line. Driver, who stars on ABC’s Speechless, will reprise her role as Karen’s nemesis, Lorraine Finster (Read more below.) Megan Mullally’s natural voice is actually quite lower than Karen Walker’s high pitched squeals. In the 1998 pilot episode, Mullally starts with her normal voice, but as the episodes progress, she goes full-on shriek. Will & Grace was based on one of the creator’s childhood friends. The show’s title comes from a Jewish philosophy book. Megan Mullally chose to play Karen over playing Carrie on The…

10 Best Gossip Girl Outfits Ever

10 Best Gossip Girl Outfits Ever    It was ten years ago that the addicting Gossip Girl television series took over the minds and hearts of millions of fashionistas in the US & across the globe. Not only was everyone, watching to see what shenanigans were going on that week amongst Manhattan’s elite Upper East Side,…

What is the Boss Thinking? Top Tony Soprano Quotes

18 of the Top Tony Soprano Quotes In 1999, The New York Times stated, “The Sopranos just may be the greatest work of American popular culture of the last quarter century.” They were right. Every Sunday night for 6 seasons, almost everyone you knew was glued to their TV screens, waiting to see what the Soprano crime family would do…

NYC Filming Locations Of Superhero Movies

Top Superhero Locations On & Off The Screen. From Batman to your friendly neighborhood Spider-man, many of the fan favorite superheroes call the “Big Apple” (or New York) their home. So many great superhero movies to choose from yet so little time, but alas we’re counting down our top superhero filming locations in New York. In The…

Top TV Dads

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’re counting down the top TV dads of all time, from the silly to the unhinged to the just plain classics, you’re not going to want to miss this list. Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights) His passion for football never superseded his passion for people, whether it be his family…

Our Top 5 Favorite Romantic Movie Endings

When people think Valentine’s day they think flowers, chocolates, and maybe even a romantic candle-lit dinner. While all those things sound great, (especially dinner) what better way to kick off Valentine’s day than to count down our Top 5 favorite romantic movie endings? Here is our list ( in no particular order) A list of our top 5 favorite romantic movie endings wouldn’t be complete without the 1961 Classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s  starring Audrey Hepburn as the iconic Holly Golightly and George Peppard as Paul Varjak. These two share a great moment in the final scene of the classic film, Rain + a change of heart+ Kissing = Count us in!! Don’t just read it see for yourself below. Who could forget Meg Ryan’s “breathtaking performance” at the famous Katz’s Delicatessen? all jokes aside this is personally one of my favorite endings. What’s not to…

Winter Sale 2017

  Buy tickets to any of On Location Tours’ flagship tours and receive $5 off each ticket now through March 31, 2017! Tours include: NYC TV & Movie Sites Sex and the City Hotspots Gossip Girl Sites Sopranos Sites Real Housewives of New York City When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour TCM Classic Film Tour Central…

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Can’t get enough of Carrie & Company? Join On Location Tours on our Sex and the City Hotspots Tour to See 40+ sites from the show, Including Carrie Bradshaw’s Stoop!!  

NYC Attractions Week

    Want to bring a friend for free? We’re joining @nycgo for the first-ever NYC Attractions Week! That means 2-for-1 admission from January 17 to February 5. Get your tickets now and start burning through your NYC bucket list. Check out our tours here https://onlocationtours.com/new-york-tours/  Use Code AWW17 at checkout to receive 50% off/2 for 1

TCM Classic Film Tour offers free admission to the MoMA

During the month of January, the TCM Classic Film Tour is teaming up with The Museum of Modern Art to offer tour-goers FREE entry to the MoMA. Here is a list of films that used MoMA as a location, which are also featured in the MoMA collection: Moving Day at the Museum (1937; Ione Ulrich Sutton; 3 min) Lovers and Lollipops (1955; Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin; 82 min) Architectural Millinery (1952; Sidney Peterson; 7 min) Shadows (1961; John Cassavetes; 81 min) Breaking it Up at the Museum (1964; DA Pennebaker; 8 min) Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen; 96 min) The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film marked its 80th anniversary in 2015. Originally founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the Department of Film is a dedicated champion of cinema past, present, and future. With one of the strongest…

Bridge of Spies filming locations

By Anjuli Johnson Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, was filmed mostly on location in New York and Berlin (with some scenes filmed in Poland). The catch? It takes place during the Cold War. Locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan were transformed into the New York of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Most of…

NYC’s Best 2015 Holiday Window Displays

By Anjuli Johnson I hopped on our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour this week, enjoyed some laughs with our lovely tour guide Elyse, and watched NYC’s holiday lights come to life. Some of the city’s main December attractions are the holiday window displays carefully crafted by Manhattan’s department stores each year. It’s definitely worth…

10 Must-See Live TV Show Tapings in NYC

Have you ever wondered where your favorite talk shows get their audiences? You might assume that getting to see Jimmy Fallon live or being part of a Rachael Ray gift giveaway costs a pretty penny, right? Wrong! These shows are filmed live in New York City and offer free public tickets to tapings.  Check out how to get tickets to 10 of the hottest live-taped shows in town below. You might see your favorite daytime and late night hosts in person before you know it! 1. Saturday Night Live (30 Rockefeller Plaza at 48th St)- Tickets are given away via lottery by sending your contact information to snltickets@nbcuni.com in August. But if you missed the cut off, don’t worry! Standby tickets for the 8pm dress rehearsal or 11:30pm live broadcast are given out Saturdays at 7am. Be prepared to camp…

Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota) Surprises Gossip Girl Fans!

Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota) made a surprise visit to a recent Gossip Girl Sites Tour in NYC! See how her fans reacted…

The Magic of Made in NY: A Sneak Peek Screening of The Blacklist’s Season Premiere

By Anjuli Johnson Last week, I got to experience one of those magical “only in New York” moments (the kind that make the occasional roach or mouse in your apartment well worth it). I found out on Thursday that Made in NY was hosting an advance screening of The Blacklist’s season three premiere the following…

Ghostbusters Reboot Filming in NYC

The star-studded female cast of the new Ghostbusters reboot was seen filming in New York City last week (September 16-20). The On Location Tours staff was lucky enough to spot the Ghosbusters mobile Ecto-1 right outside our offices on 8th Avenue and 38th Street! Check out the photo below. Ghostbusters is set to hit theaters in…

NYC TV & Movie Tour featured on The Rachael Ray Show

On Location Tours helped The Rachael Ray Show pull off a major surprise for two of Rachael’s fans during the Season 10 Premiere! Check out the clip below to see our NYC TV & Movie Tour featured on the show:

How to Beat the Back to School Blues in NYC

By Anjuli Johnson August is already slipping away. Kids and teens are getting bummed about going back to school and parents are dreading the coming winter. But summer isn’t over yet! Take advantage of the last few weeks of warmth and sunshine with these fun NYC activities. Spend a day at the beach You may…

FREE Tickets to Washington DC TV & Movie Sites

We’re giving away 15 FREE tickets, first-come first-serve, to our Washington DC TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour for Wednesday August 26th at 12pm. Visit over 30 locations seen in movies and TV shows shot in Washington DC. See locations from Scandal, House of Cards, Wedding Crashers, Election, Independence Day, Forrest Gump, and many more! The…

Hogs & Heifers NYC Closing

Due to extreme rent increases, Hogs & Heifers, the bar that inspired the NYC-based film Coyote Ugly, is sadly set to close its doors at the end of August. Make sure you stop by for a visit at the fan-favorite film location before then!

Top 3 Seinfeld Locations in NYC

By Anjuli Johnson Hulu picked up all nine seasons of Seinfeld, and if you haven’t heard, it’s now available for streaming! In honor of this occasion, we decided to highlight our top 3 NYC locations from the iconic 90s sitcom. Tom’s Restaurant This Upper West Side (technically Morningside Heights) establishment was used as the…

Sopranos Fans Should Definitely Have Dinner With the Boys

By Anjuli Johnson On Location Tours has teamed up with Dinner With the Boys, a new “killer” comedy running through June 28th at the Acorn Theatre here in NYC. If you enjoy mobster tales and dark comedy, you’ll love this play. I had the pleasure of seeing Dinner With the Boys last week, and trust…

“Dinner with the Boys” is a meal to die for!

By Marc Baron, Sopranos Sites Tour Guide As soon as I walked into the Acorn Theater and saw Jessica Parks’ set, with all its fabulous detail clearly marking the location as “New Jersey Italian,” with an appropriate print of DaVinci’s Last Supper and a theater filled with an assortment of Italian songs, I knew I…

A Tale of Two Cities: On Location in Boston and NYC

By Anjuli Johnson The all-female Ghostbusters reboot, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones (it’s also rumored that Cecily Strong may be involved!), is getting ready to start filming in Boston this summer. Fans of the franchise naturally panicked a little at this news. Ghostbusters NOT taking place in New York?! But…

Sopranos Fans Will Love “Queen for a Day”

By Marc Baron Last week I was invited to a performance of the new Off-Broadway play, Queen for a Day, starring David Proval (Richie Aprile of The Sopranos) and Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos’ Big Pussy), at the Theater at St. Clements on the west end of Restaurant Row. I had no idea what to expect,…

5 Must-Do Spring Activities in NYC

By Anjuli Johnson It’s been a long, freezing winter… but spring has finally arrived here in New York! Now that we’re all leaving hibernation behind, it’s time to rediscover the joys of the city’s outdoors. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Walk the High Line This elevated rail line running along Manhattan’s west side was saved from demolition and turned into a public park. It spans approximately 20 blocks from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea. Escape from the busy streets below and bask in the city’s newfound warmth. 2. Have a picnic or eat brunch outside Pack a picnic and pick a park – any park! NYC has plenty of cozy outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying a meal. And if you’re into breakfast food, you can easily find a delicious brunch spot with outdoor seating. 3. Take…

Top 6 NYC Locations in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Top 6 NYC Locations in Unbreakable By Anjuli Johnson Talk of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix’s new original comedy series, is all over the internet, along with the show’s catchy, uplifting theme song. If you’ve seen the show, “hashbrown no filter” is probably part of your daily vernacular, “pinot noir” has a whole new meaning, and…

When Actors Mess with the Boston Accent, We Get WICKED PISSA

We all know Boston isn’t the nicest to actors who mess with our accent. So who is the newest hottie trying his hand? Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights fame will co-star along side Casey Affleck for the movie Manchester-by-the-Sea, which is the newest film from Kenneth Lonergan. Kyle is quoted in Boston Magazine saying…

Top Boston Movies to Watch this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! …And we’re over it. Seriously. 100+ inches of snow here in Boston is enough. Since we don’t want to leave the house at this point (and we figure you don’t either) we’ve pulled together our top picks for Boston-based movies so you’ll have something fun to watch while you keep warm…

Academy Award-Winning Movies Filmed in NYC

By Anjuli Johnson New York has been a Hollywood filming mecca for decades and its appeal is only growing. To celebrate the Oscars, this Sunday night on ABC, On Location Tours has rounded up a list of classic Best Picture winners that were filmed in NYC. The first Oscar-winning movie ever filmed in New York…

Top 10 Romantic Movie Quotes

By Anjuli Johnson Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! There’s no better way to get into a lovey-dovey mood than reminiscing on romantic movie moments.  We’ve put together a list of our Top 10 Romantic Movie Quotes.  Comment below to let us know your favorite quote and if it made our list! 10. “Love isn’t about ridiculous little words. Love is about grand gestures. Love is about airplanes pulling banners over stadiums, proposals on jumbo-trons, giant words in skywriting. Love is about going that extra mile even if it hurts, letting it all hang out there. Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn’t even know was there.” – Gabe Burton (Josh Hutcherson) Little Manhattan 9. “But for now, let me say, without hope or agenda, just because it’s Christmas (and at Christmas you tell the…

Fox 5 News on the Romantic Movie Moments Tour

Fox 5 News joined On Location Tours on the new Romantic Movie Moments Tour. Watch the video segment below to see famous filming locations from romantic movies and more! New York News

NYC Make A Movie Workshop

Combine our New York tours with the Make A Movie Workshop to complete the experience. Perfect for team outings, corporate groups and all student groups, including Media, Performing Arts and Film Students! New York City offers endless opportunities – after all, it is the most filmed city in the world. To find success, it’s important to make the most of behind-the-camera time while learning what locations work best on screen. On Location Tours combines these two elements of film study into an unforgettable New York experience. The interactive Make a Movie workshop develops professional skills, while a one-of-a-kind tour throughout the Big Apple builds on these skills in real-time. The best way to learn what works and what won’t is seeing for yourself on our NYC Tours. Featuring sites from Friends, The Amazing Spider-Man, Enchanted, Gossip Girl and lots more,…

Top 5 Filming Locations Perfect for Valentine’s Day

By Anjuli Johnson Love is in the air during the month of February. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, we’ve pulled together a Top 5 list of NYC movie & TV locations perfect for Valentine’s Day. Grab your sweetheart and explore these romantic filming sites for a perfect date. 1. Serendipity 3 (Serendipity) It will be…

Romantic Movie Giveaway!

On Location Tours is giving away a Romantic Movie Prize Pack during the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day and our new Romantic Movie Moments Tour! We’ve put together an amazing prize, which includes: 2 tickets to an On Location Tour of the winner’s choice, Manhattan Movie Map tote bag, 5 of our…

Coming soon: Ted 2

What a crazy time in Boston right now! We had to deal with the drama of DeflateGate, then the Patriots won the Super Bowl, we got hit with another 2ft of snow, and the Ted 2 trailer is here. We have to admit that out of all of that stuff the thing that made us laugh the most is Tom Brady’s cameo in the trailer…cue more jokes about Tom Brady and his balls.

Get out in Boston during January 2015

Boston, one of the country’s most beautiful cities during the summer, gets dark and cold during the Winter. We thought it would be fun to pull together a list of exciting activities to help us get through January! Free Thursday Nights at the ICA While the MFA’s free on Wednesday nights, the ICA offers free admission every Thursday evening. Stop by this month to check out Adriana Varejão’s work, which explores anthropophagy, the concept of cultural cannibalism. Free, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-478-3100, icaboston.org. Berklee High School Jazz Festival Berklee College of Music is quite the jazz hub. While the popular BeanTown Jazz Festival isn’t until September, you can still get your fill of lively—and competitive—jazz performances this month at the Berklee High School Jazz Fest, where ensembles of all sizes will Duke Ellington it out (sorry,…

Winter Ticket Sale!

Buy tickets to any of On Location Tours’ flagship NYC sightseeing tours and receive $5 off each ticket now through March 31, 2015!  Tours include: New York TV & Movie Sites, Romantic Movie Moments Tour, Sex and the City Hotspots, Gossip Girl Sites, Sopranos Sites, TCM Classic Film Tour, and Central Park TV & Movie Sites.  Must use code WINTER15 during the purchase process. Offer valid on travel/tour dates through March 31, 2013.  Buy your TV and movie tour tickets now! *TMZ Tour NYC is excluded.

5 Things To Do Christmas Day in NYC

New York City’s busiest time of year is certainly the holiday season. Crowds multiply and tensions rise in search of the best deals and brightest storefronts. The anticipation builds through December until that day arrives… the quietest one of the year! Christmas Day doesn’t have to be a day of couch confinement though. Get out…

“Annie” filming locations in NYC

Lovable orphan Annie gets a 21st-century update in the Jay-Z and Will Smith-produced remake, which hit theaters December 19, 2014. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Annie comic strip that has inspired multiple theatre and film adaptations, and this reincarnation of Annie is undoubtedly modern.  Removed from its original Depression-era setting, Ms. Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) no longer runs an orphanage–instead, she adopts foster children to receive money from the government.  Daddy Warbucks has been replaced by Will Stacks (Jaime Foxx), a cell phone mogul running for Mayor of New York City.  Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) and Stacks’ relationship is initially a political stunt devised to boost his poll ratings.  Annie gets so much online buzz that Katy Perry tweets about her! Annie hails from Harlem–crews filmed on W 127th and St. Nicholas Terrace for multiple days, suggesting that Ms….

2014 NYC Holiday Window Displays

By Anjuli Johnson If you’re in New York City this holiday season, some must-see cheer can be found in the intricate windows of Manhattan’s department stores. Each store creates a new theme every year, so you won’t see the same thing twice. It’s worth fighting the crowds to see these magnificent works of art in…

Ultimate Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway!

On Location Tours is giving away an Ultimate Holiday Prize Pack! We’ve put together an amazing gift for TV & movie fans, which includes: 2 tickets to an On Location Tour of the winner’s choice, Manhattan Movie Map T-shirt, Manhattan Movie Map tote bag, 6 of our favorite NYC-filmed DVDs (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Spider-Man, Manhattan, Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, and When Harry Met Sally), and mint lip balm. Enter below for a chance to win.  Giveaway entry ends December 15th, 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Special Holiday Offer: 20% Off Gift Certificates!

Seeking the perfect present for the TV & movie buff in your life? Give the gift of a TV & movie tour including Sex and the City, Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and many more! For a limited time, get 20% off On Location Tours gift certificates.  Must use code GIFT20 at checkout. [please note: this post…

Watch Miracle on 34th Street with the TCM Classic Film Tour!

Turner Classic Movies and Macy’s are once again bringing Christmas to New York City’s Herald Square with an entire day of screenings of the beloved holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947). The movie will be screened for fans outside Macy’s Herald Square beginning at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, November 20th, and will run throughout the day, with the final presentation scheduled for 8 p.m. TCM host Robert Osborne and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade executive producer Amy Kule will be on hand to introduce the 6:15 p.m. screening and to deliver a special holiday greeting on behalf of TCM and Macy’s. While in New York, fans can also book a ride on the TCM Classic Film Tour, which runs at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and takes movie fans to some of the city’s greatest filming locations, including the Empire…

SATC Tour & Tutu Project Event Recap

On Saturday, November 1st, fifty women in pink tutus fluttered around Fifth Avenue before boarding the Sex and the City Hotspots tour bus.  On Location Tours utilized its tour to promote breast cancer awareness and raise proceeds for The Carey Foundation. For a more in-depth look into the day, read Linda Carey’s excerpt below: Cosmopolitans, cupcakes, and Michael Kors, they’re a great combination on any day, but on November 1st they were exceptionally delightful as Bob and I joined On Location Tours for their Sex and the City Hotspots tour!  Not only was it great to see New York City from a different vantage point, it was fun to trace the steps of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.  As we moved through streets of the city, video clips rolled and I was reminded of the many poignant moments of the…

Best Manhattan Locations for Fall Foliage Fun

It’s been said time and again; New Yorkers love to embrace the fall. Many people take this time to get out of town and enjoy the beautiful foliage. But for those who may not have the time (or cash) for these excursions, there are some beautiful spots and amazing activities right here in New York…

Georgette Blau at AFCI Cineposium

On Location Tours founder and President, Georgette Blau, participated in the recent Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Cineposium in New York City. Blau spoke about film tourism during a panel and also provided Cineposium participants with the opportunity to experience On Location Tours first-hand on the New York TV & Movie Sites Tour and TCM…

Birdman filming locations in NYC

Birdman tells the story of a has-been actor famous for playing an iconic superhero, and his attempt to revive his career by mounting a Broadway play. Michael Keaton, coincidentally considered one of the best reincarnations of Batman, stars. Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifanakis round out the cast. Birdman was shot largely at the St. James Theater (246 W 44th St), in its dressing rooms, lobby, orchestra seats, and on the stage itself. The theater’s exterior is showcased as well – Keaton was photographed hanging from a crane outside of the St. James, with multiple Broadway marquees and the iconic Theatre District restaurant Sardis in the background. The Birdman trailer also features Keaton running through Times Square in his underwear, and a battle scene unfolding on 43rd St. The block was shut down outside Holy Cross School…

Review: Central Perk NYC Pop-Up Shop

By Anjuli Johnson I finally made it to Central Perk, the (temporary) mecca for any Friends super-fan like myself. It took some serious dedication. I waited in line for two and a half hours in the rain, and I even got splashed by a passing car. My friends and I thought the rain might make…

On Location Tours Goes Pink to Support The Tutu Project™

On Location Tours, one of the world’s largest TV & movie tour companies, will join the fight against breast cancer by joining the Unity in Pink fundraising event on Saturday, November 1st. On Location Tours will donate all proceeds from the 11am and 3pm Sex and the City Hotspots tours to The Tutu Project™ for…

Celebrating 20 Years of “Friends”

On Location Tours is thrilled to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the hit TV show Friends.  Join us on the New York TV & Movie Sites tour to stop at the Friends building and to see other fun Friends locations. For a limited time, tour-goers will have the opportunity to win Friends-themed prizes including Central Perk coffee! SPECIAL OFFER! Buy now through October 20th and get 10% off New York TV & Movie Sites ticket purchases with code FRIENDS.  

A behind-the-scenes peek at NYC studio filming

Here at On Location Tours, we’re all about exterior film shoots that take place right here on the streets of New York City.  It’s always thrilling to pass by a production shoot.  You never know which famous actors or directors you might see.  We live for the “lights, camera, and action!”  That being said, we couldn’t pass up the chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of studio filming.  This past Sunday, Kaufman Astoria Studios opened their backlot to the public.  We were treated to stunt performances and were able to look into actor’s trailers.  Check out some of the photos Georgette Blau, On Location Tours owner, took at the “New York on Location” event. OLT intern, Anjuli, attended the event too and saw actress Lucy Liu give a street fighting demonstration!  

On This Day In Film Interview

On Location Tours recently sat down with Russell Farnham, the creator and editor of On This Day In Film, to discover more about his website and his extensive knowledge of film. What is On This Day In Film? On This Day in Film is a website, Twitter account, Facebook page and Pinterest profile that looks…

“Friends” 20th Anniversary Celebration

On September 22nd, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the initial broadcast of the fan-favorite TV show Friends. To mark this occasion, we’ve partnered with TrivWorks, NYC’s live trivia event professionals, to offer a special contest for all Friends enthusiasts! Starting on Monday, September 1st, a weekly Friends trivia challenge will be published at NOON EST on the TrivWorks website – the first two people to respond correctly will win a pair of tickets each to our New York TV & Movie Sites Tour where you’ll pass by Chandler’s work building and stop at the Friends building for a photo-op! Be sure to follow @OnLocationTours and @TrivWorks on Twitter in order to see the contest the moment it is published! (Heads up: we will soon be giving away tickets to TrivWorks’ upcoming Tarantino Trivia Night, being held at The Bell House on…

Top 10 Classic Movies Featured on the TCM Classic Film Tour

By: Sarah Louise Lilley, TCM Classic Film Tour Guide TCM Tour Guides with Robert Osborne[/caption] The TCM Classic Film Tour of NYC is celebrating its one year anniversary!  As a TCM Classic Film Tour Guide, I’m so proud to collaborate with the preeminent leader in the curation and presentation of classic film.  I love TCM’s commitment to showing films as the director intended – uncut, unedited and commercial free.  Choosing my favorite films from the 100+ films we cover on the tour, I equate to choosing a favorite child – impossible!  However after much agonizing here are ten of my favorites: In chronological order: 1. Mounted Police Charge – 1896. On May 11 1896, NYC’s first-ever motion picture documented life in Herald Square. The American Film Industry started in NYC, and watching the actual films from the early days of…

In remembrance of Lauren Bacall

It is with great fondness that we remember actress Lauren Bacall.  She was a longtime New Yorker and a leading lady in classic films.  Classic New York City movies featuring Lauren Bacall include Misery (location: Tavern on the Green) and How to Marry a Millionaire (location: Sutton Place).  For much of her life she resided at The Dakota on the Upper West Side.  

In remembrance of Robin Williams

Join us on the Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour to reminisce on Good Will Hunting locations in remembrance of Robin Williams.  Comment below with your favorite movie memory of Robin Williams for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour this Thursday. Good Will Hunting locations visited on the tour include the bench where Robin Williams and Matt Damon had a heart-to-heart conversation and the L Street Tavern, which was the boys hometown pub.  

Unforgettable filming in NYC

Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, is filming in New York City on Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17!  Find them at the following locations: – Wednesday, July 16th on 40th Street between 5th and 6th Ave – Thursday, July 17 on 38th Street and 10th Avenue

Seinfeld’s 25th Anniversary!

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the hit TV show Seinfeld, On Location Tours is offering 10% off tickets to see Seinfeld locations in New York City!  Use code SEINFELD during checkout to save 10% on the New York TV & Movie Sites Tour and/or the Uptown TV & Movie Sites Tour.  Offer expires…

OLT Tour Guide featured on MTV2

Catch On Location Tours guide, Amadeo Fusca, aka the “Joke Jockey” on MTV2’s Jobs That Don’t Suck airing Wednesday, May 28th at 11:30 pm EST!

OLT Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

On Location Tours is honored to be awarded with the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!  

Sex and the City Tour featured in “The Tastemakers”

On Location Tours is excited and honored to be included in the new book The Tastemakers by David Sax!  Read an excerpt below and discover why cupcakes have become one of America’s trendiest foods. On Location Tours bus parked in the shadow of New York’s Plaza hotel, idling in the damp January chill as its passengers trickled in from nearby sights. They ranged in age from their early twenties to late fifties, coming from as close as Long Island and as far away as Sweden. With the exception of two of their husbands and myself, the thirty-odd passengers were exclusively women. Some came with friends, others in large groups. All were here for the same reasons as everyone else on this bus: Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, the four leads from the HBO television series Sex and the City, which…

10 Favorite “Friends” Moments

May 6th, 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Friends finale. OLT staffers have put together a list of our top 10 favorite Friends moments!  Be sure to share your favorite episodes and moments with us in the comments below. 1. Phoebe singing/performing “Smelly Cat” 2. Ross playing the keyboard and performing “the sound” in…

Mother’s Day Deal 2014!

Treat Mom to a fun trip around New York City or Boston this Mother’s Day!  Now through May 15th, get 20% off tour tickets with code MOTHERSDAY.  Tours offered include New York TV & Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, TCM Classic Film Tour, TMZ Tour NYC, Gossip…

Book Giveaway: Naughty New York!

Throughout April and May, tour-goers on each Sex and the City Hotspots tour will have the opportunity to win the fabulous book Naughty New York: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City! Naughty New York is the first guide written for ladies by ladies that helps you plan a sexy getaway with your man, a weekend on the town with your best friends, or a daring solo adventure on your own in the bustling metropolis.

Kevin Jonas filming in NYC

SPOTTED! Kevin Jonas filming “Celebrity Apprentice” at Pie Face on 7th Ave & 36th St in NYC.

TCM Classic Film Tour Celebrates the Oscars on March 1st

Do you fancy yourself an Academy Awards trivia buff? Here is your chance to put your knowledge to the test! Join us on the TCM Classic Film Tour, Saturday, March 1st for the ultimate Oscar trivia showdown! Your tour guide will lead you through Manhattan, taking you to locations where your favorite classic movies were…

Featured NYC Event: Contagious Comedy Show

You’ll want to catch it! Check out the Contagious Comedy show on Tuesday, February 25th from 6p-8p @ Dave & Buster’s in the Theater District.  Comedic lineup includes; Lisa Blythe Perlman, Eric Neumann, Michael Rakosi, Christine Boudreau, Sasha Srbulj, Marc Gerber, Ron Nobles, Maya Klausner, Dan Perlman, Frank Favia & Jacey Powers. $20: show plus appetizer buffet for tickets purchased online in advance. Book online at contagiouscomedy.eventbrite.com.  For more details go to contagiouscomedynyc.com. Not only are there deals on food + fun, but also half price drinks from 4:30p-7:30p & raffle prizes at the end of the show! Don’t forget to check out the first ever Contagious Comedy podcast after the show too.

10 Movies that Make You Heart NYC

New York is iconic to most, and is a vivid picture in the dreams of many. This is due largely to the fact that the city has served as the backdrop for so many great films, and we all fall a bit more in love with the sights and sounds of the city through the stories we see play out on the big screen.  Check out this list of movies that take you on a journey into New York, and see if your favorite film made the cut. Annie Hall – In this off-beat romance, a Neurotic New Yorker named Alvy Singer falls in love with a free spirited woman named Annie Hall. This is a quintessentially New York film directed, written and starring Woody Allen. Check out Coney Island, where Woody Allen’s character is from. Serendipity – Starring John…

10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Inspired by Films & TV Shows

By Lauren Nicholson Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, lovebirds! Are you looking to ditch the conventional ideas of flowers and boxed chocolates? We suggest treating your sweetheart to a romantic adventure instead. We’ve pulled together a list of Valentine’s Day date ideas inspired by TV shows and movies filmed in New York City. 1….

Seeking German SATC Fans for TV Segment!

Stefan Raab from TV Total Live (a German late night show) will be joining On Location Tours on the Sex and the City Hotspots Tour on Sunday, January 26!  We’re seeking German Sex and the City fans living in the New York City area who would like to join us for an abbreviated version of the Sex and the City tour at 2:45 pm.   If interested, please email your contact information to marketing@onlocationtours.com with subject line “SATC Tour with TV Total Live.” Please note: the tour will be in English.

Get Your Nails Done Hollywood Style

Jennifer Lawrence has made a splash this 2014 award show season thanks to her recent role in the blockbuster hit American Hustle. Lawrence’s character, Rosalyn Rosenfeld, is an outspoken woman with an unforgettable nail polish obsession.  It just so happens the woman who fancied-up J Law’s nails in American Hustle is Galina Frishman of the id.Salon in…

Made in NY: 2014 Oscar Nominees

The 2014 Oscar Nominations have been announced! Among the vast pool of talented nominees are a few productions which filmed right here in New York City.  In honor of these award-worthy films, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the exterior locations you can spot on screen for The Wolf of Wall Street, American…

8 Famous People Who Call New York Home

New York is a hell of a town, no one will deny that. But how great is it? So great that many celebrities have come out of the area and many more call the city home. Here is a list of some that reside everywhere from chic Downtown, to hip Brooklyn and everywhere in between. Jay Z –This rapper has New York written all over him and weaved into his amazing rap lyrics. His name even comes from the J and Z trains that still run through the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn where he grew up. Now that those days are behind him, he and his superstar wife Beyonce and fabulously cool kid live in trendy Tribeca, in the same building with former New York Housewife Bethenny Frankel. Alicia Keys – Born and raised in New York’s iconic Hell’s Kitchen,…

Winter ticket sale: $5 off!

Buy tickets to any of On Location Tours’ flagship sightseeing tours and receive $5 off each ticket now through March 6th!  Must use code WINTER14 during the purchase process. Offer valid on travel/tour dates through March 31, 2013.  Buy your TV and movie tour tickets now!

Get out in Boston during January 2014

Boston, one of the country’s most beautiful cities during the summer, gets dark and cold during the Winter and we thought it would be fun to come up with a list of things to do to help us get through the month. 1. Embrace winter sports! For the 7th time in history, U.S. Figure Skating brings the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship to Boston’s TD Garden and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from January 5-12.  2. Learn to cook food that will impress your friends at Sofra’s Mediterranean Cuisine Cooking Classes. Award-winning Chefs Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick of Sofra and Oleana hold almost-weekly cooking classes/demonstrations at 6:30pm at Sofra (1 Belmont Street, Cambridge). In addition to samples including wine pairings for everything the chefs demonstrate, you get a recipe book to take home with you. 3. Head…

Christmas Day Activities in New York City

If you’re trying to break out of the tradition of Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day, are looking to skip out on holiday dinner, or are visiting NYC and are in need of fun things to do, there are plenty of locales open on Christmas Day in New York City!  Here is our list of ideas: Go Out to Eat: Not sure where to eat on the 25th? OpenTable, has a list of over 200 restaurants in Manhattan that are not only open for dining but also have a variety of specials! Check reviews and make your reservations directly on the OpenTable website. Catch a Movie: If there’s one spot that can be trusted nationwide to be open on Christmas it’s the movie theaters and there are a quite a few anticipated blockbusters hitting the big screen on…

Special discount: Radio City Christmas Spectacular

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO BE THIS HOLIDAY THAN AT THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR®!   The radiant Radio City Music Hall® will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes® shine like never before in a breathtaking NEW FINALE that transforms the theater into a glistening winter wonderland.  The Rockettes modern choreography…

Special Discount: A Christmas Story, The Musical

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! LIMITED HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT: 3 WEEKS ONLY (December 11th-29th) SPECIAL DEAL! Use code PARTNER to save 25% on select tickets and performances. Visit theateratmsg.com/partner to purchase. Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious…

Top 5 Holiday Movie Moments Filmed in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson The holiday season is one of the most fantastic times of the year to visit New York City. With its sparkling lights, towering Christmas trees and abundance of ice skating rinks, the Big Apple shines brightly during the early months of winter. It’s among these reasons and more the city has been chosen as a backdrop for many well-known holiday movies. Join On Location Tours on a jolly joyride as we review the best holiday movie moments filmed in NYC. 1. The Plaza Hotel (768 5th Ave) – In “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) stays at The Plaza Hotel during his trip to New York City. Upon entering the hotel, Donald Trump makes a cameo appearance when Kevin asks him where the lobby is. 2. Atlantic Grill (49 W 64th St) –…

How the Rockefeller Center Tree Became a New York City Icon

On December 4, thousands will gather around the Rockefeller Center Tree to witness the twinkling lights blink on, while millions more will crowd around television sets worldwide to see the event.The tree lights up midtown Manhattan and serves as a glowing beacon of the Christmas spirit. But its Depression-era birth turns out to be far more humble. On Christmas Eve in 1931, construction workers put up a tiny, 20-foot balsam fir on the meek and mucky site of what would soon become Rockefeller Center. They strung it with cranberries, paper, and even tin cans. Christmas lights went up two weeks later at the behest of a Rockefeller Center publicist. Sadly, the tree disappeared the following year. The first official tree emerged in 1933. Rising 50 feet tall into the gray winter sky, it stood in Rockefeller Plaza, where it would…

TCM Offers 20 Days of Free Admission to the TCM Classic Film Tour

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration by joining forces with Macy’s to bring the holiday spirit to New York with a special screening of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947). The movie will be screened for fans outside Macy’s Herald Square beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and will run throughout the day. TCM host Robert Osborne will introduce the final screening at 7:45 p.m.  In addition to the screening, TCM will also offer classic film fans in the Big Apple 20 days of free admission to the TCM Classic Film Sightseeing Bus Tour, beginning December 1. “Miracle on 34th Street is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time, a celebration of the magic that envelops New York City during this special time of year,” said Dennis Adamovich, senior…

Special discount: “Murder for Two”

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. A New York Times and Time Out New York Critics’ Pick. “Ingenious!  A snazzy double act.” –The New York Times “A hilarious musical whodunit.”  – The New York Observer “Thrilling. This is showmanship at its finest.”  – TheaterMania See MURDER FOR TWO for as low as $49.50*!  Visit BroadwayOffers.com or call 212-947-8844 and use code MRGENMAR1. *Restrictions and blackout dates apply

Top 5 Spookiest Filming Locations in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson With nearly 400 years of rich history, it should come as no surprise that New York City has seen its fair share of gory moments and ghost hauntings. Historic accounts of famous landmarks and old buildings are often intertwined with scary stories of horror and paranormal activity. In honor of Halloween, On Location Tours has pulled together a list of the top 5 spookiest filming locations in New York City. 1. The Dakota Located on 72nd Street and Central Park West, The Dakota has been a longtime, prestigious residential building for the rich and famous. In Roman Polanski’s psychological horror film, Rosemary’s Baby, The Dakota was used for exterior shots of the NYC apartment building where the characters lived. Most notably, John Lennon was shot and killed at the south entrance to The Dakota where he and…

Guy Fieri on TMZ Tour NYC

Food Network star Guy Fieri spotted the TMZ Tour NYC and invited tour-goers into his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, for complimentary food and drinks!

Phil Morris on TMZ Tour NYC

Phil Morris hopped on the TMZ Tour NYC bus on Friday, October 18th! Morris is well-known for playing the character of Jackie Chiles on the hit sitcom Seinfeld.  Be sure to check out his TV series, “Love That Girl”, airing Fridays at 9pm on TV ONE. Phil Morris with TMZ Tour guide Matt

On Location Tours wins 2013 Concierge Choice Award

On Location Tours is honored to be the winner of the 2013 Concierge Choice Award for Sightseeing & Tours!

Big Fish on Broadway

On Location Tours is teaming up with Big Fish, a new Broadway musical, to offer Broadway ticket discounts to tour passengers!  Join us on the New York TV & Movie Sites tour now through October 15th to receive a special discounted ticket offer to Big Fish. Big Fish features direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead the cast of amazing characters. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its…

Celebs on TMZ Tour NYC!

Last week brought some fun surprises for passengers on the TMZ Tour NYC!  We spotted a few celebrities and even got a couple to hop on the tour bus with us.  Check out the segments, which aired on TMZ on TV, of famous Comedian Arsenio Hall and Lil Bub the cat! Buy TMZ Tour NYC tickets now!

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark promo

Celebrate back to school with Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark! Spider-Man will be giving away limited edition Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark backpacks to kids!* Buy a ticket today and collect your backpack at the Foxwoods when you come and fly high with your favorite New York superhero. You might even be the lucky winner…

Blue Man Group Boston promo!

On Location Tours is teaming up with Blue Man Group to offer a FREE Boston Movie Mile tour ticket when you purchase tickets to a Blue Man Group show.  Blue Man Group is a wildly popular entertainment phenomenon that provides its audience with a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other. Use the promotional code MOVIE any time between 8/14/13-9/6/13 for any Blue Man Group show (based on availability) between 8/14/13-9/1/13 and you’ll receive a voucher for your free Boston Movie Mile walking tour! On Location Tours Movie Mile walking tour puts you in the footsteps of your favorite TV and movie characters where you’ll see over 25 filming locations including The Departed, Good Will Hunting, Ted, Ally McBeal…

Squirrels to the Nuts filming at Macy’s

By Lauren Nicholson OLT’s Shot On The Spot went on location to Macy’s in Herald Square NYC to see Squirrels to the Nuts, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, filming.  We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Rhys Ifans on set!

The TCM Classic Film Tour Launches!

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which is in the midst of its 20th year as an authority in classic film, is giving fans a new way to connect with the movies they love. The network has partnered with On Location Tours, to create the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City. Featuring stops at some of the most famous movie locations throughout the city, this sightseeing bus tour is one of several initiatives TCM is launching as it prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in April 2014. Set to launch on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, the “TCM Classic Film Tour” will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The three-hour sightseeing bus tour will take movies fans to some of the city’s greatest movie locations, including the Empire State Building (King Kong); Zabar’s market (Manhattan, You’ve Got Mail);…

Day Trip Adventures Out Of The Big Apple

By Lauren Craft In New York City, the list of things to do and sights to see are endless but sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city and explore its surrounding locales. If you’re looking for a thrill or just trying to enjoy what nature has to offer here are our favorite day trips that are just a zip car ride outside of the concrete jungle:   Hiking and Biking at Mohonk Mountain For some light thrills and picturesque views, we suggest taking the day to head up to Mohonk Mountain Resort where you can spend the day hiking or biking through their gorgeous grounds at about $25.00 for the day. From NYC by Car: Approx. 1 Hour and 40 mins   Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos If you’re not afraid to get a little misty, this is for…

Taylor Lautner filming Tracers in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner, is filming on 36th St between 5th and 6th Ave in NYC today! Shot On This Spot’s host, Lauren, scouted the scene in hopes of a Lautner sighting.  Unfortunately, he was no where to be found, but we spotted some other cool stuff on set. Check out the video below for more!   Maybe Taylor was hiding in his on-set trailer?  

Jennifer Aniston filming Squirrels to the Nuts in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson An OLT insider spotted Jennifer Aniston on set filming her new movie Squirrels to the Nuts around 96th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City on July 16th! Aniston is starring in the new film with Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn and Cybill Shepherd.  Check out this exclusive photo our insider captured:

Top 5 NYC Wedding Moments in TV & Film

By Lauren Nicholson Summer wedding season is in full swing!  By now, you’ve probably been to two or three celebrations and have another five lined up from now through September.  Ah yes, love is a beautiful thing, especially when the unity of two people is celebrated in the greatest city of all, New York City!  Here’s a breakdown of our top 5 NYC wedding moments from TV & film: #5  –  30 Rock:  When it comes to comedy, nothing beats the hilarious wedding of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Criss (James Marsden) at City Hall. #4  –  Made of Honor: This romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan is full of New York City moments where the main characters, Tom and Hannah, reside.  Some of our favorite moments: – Tom and Hannah meet the priest officiating Hannah’s wedding…

NYC Summer Bucket List

By Lauren Craft Fourth of July has come and gone and in our books, that means summer is half way through. So, with 8 weeks left until Labor Day, we’ve put together a Summer 2013 Bucket List, with our top 8 “must-dos” before fall hits! 1. Catch a free flick in the park At On Location Tours, we are all about TV shows and movies, so number one on our list is to grab a blanket, some snacks and catch a free summer movie in a city park.   2. Dance in the rain without getting wet New York City has had it’s fair share of rain this summer, but we are dying to check out Rain Room, the latest exhibit at the MoMa, where you can step inside a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body…

In remembrance of James Gandolfini

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of James Gandolfini, the legendary Tony Soprano. We’re reminiscing on the all-time best Sopranos moments. What’s your favorite Tony Soprano/James Gandolfini moment? Share your comments with us on Facebook and Twitter!  To learn more about the locations where Tony and his crew lived/worked in The Sopranos, visit our Sopranos Sites page.