Few cities have earned as much screen time as New York City. From iconic TV shows like Gossip Girl, The Sopranos, and Mad Men to movies such as Birdman and When Harry Met Sally, there are hundreds of NYC filming locations to explore. Here's what you need to know.
Spend a few hours exploring the Big Apple and you'll realize there are famous film and TV locations nearly everywhere you look. Gossip Girl fans should check out the New York Palace Hotel, home to the fictional Bass and Van Der Woodsen families, and comedy lovers will want to see the famous soup restaurant from Seinfeld. Fans of The Sopranos can take a tour across the Hudson River to explore New Jersey film locations like the eatery Vesuvio.
Classic film buffs won't be disappointed by New York either. Silver screen aficionados can head to the subway grate immortalized by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch, or stop by Grand Central Terminal, the rail station that has been prominently featured in iconic films such as Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.
- Knock back a cocktail (or three) like ad man Don Draper during a Mad Men-themed tour of Manhattan bars featured on the show.
- Shop, drink, and gossip at the West Village and Meatpacking District hangouts of Carrie Bradshaw and crew on a Sex and the City-themed excursion.
- Celebrate the silver screen on a Turner Classic Movies film tour featuring locations from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Rosemary's Baby, and Woody Allen's Manhattan.
- Head to the Tribeca neighborhood to admire the firehouse used in the original Ghostbusters movie.
- Enjoy the outdoors on a Central Park TV and movie sites tour, showcasing some of the 300+ movie and 30 film locations that have featuring this iconic green space.
- Pretend you're Tony Soprano for the day on a New Jersey excursion to visit Sopranos film locations like the Bada Bing! Club and Pizza Land.