Checking out the Sex and The City Tour in New York

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Checking out the Sex and the City Tour in New York

Several years ago, when I was still a student at university studying Media Studies, a family trip to New York City was booked and one thing I really wanted to do was go on a film or TV tour in New York. I didn’t care which one, I just had to do one. I was researching what tours where available before we went and then I saw it. There was a tour of Sex and the City hotspots. I had to do it! 

So before we set off for NYC I pre-booked 2 tickets for the Sex and the City tour for me and my boyfriend of the time. This trip happened long before Danik was ever in the picture!

We started off the tour by getting on the bus (which was very comfortable) and the tour guide asked a few questions (who’s from where, which character are you, etc) to relax us and get us in the spirit of the tour. Our guide did a great job of bringing us all together.

photo credit: On Location Tours

We drove around New York City visiting several spots used for filming for the show. Sites such as the sex shop where Charlotte bought her rabbit, the spot where Carrie was mugged, the cafe Carrie and Miranda bumped into Aidan and Steve, the spa where Samantha tried to go to the pool during a heat wave, as well as visiting some places from the movie.

Before each spot we were played a short clip to remind us of what happened at each location. It was great to watch some of our favourite scenes from the show but the tour wasn’t just delivered on the bus, a few of the places we actually got to visit. These were the sex shop, the park where Charlotte’s dog became pregnant, and the restaurant where Carrie and Big had the rehearsal dinner in the movie.

There were even treats on the tour. The cupcakes Miranda and Carrie are eating while they discuss Carrie’s new crush are handed out while we took our stop at the park. And I can confirm they are very yummy!

photo credit: On Location Tours

As they say, save the best for last, and that’s exactly what they did! The tour ended by taking a visit to Aidan and Steve’s bar, Scout. We walked through the bar to the most wonderful site, a row of cosmopolitans waiting to be drunk. Sadly these were not free, but I couldn’t resist paying the $9 so that I could have the ‘official’ drink of Sex and the City in the ‘official’ bar of Sex and the City.

photo credit: On Location Tours

Did I enjoy the Sex and the City Tour?

‘Abso-fucking-lutely.’ I can’t stop smiling while thinking about this tour. It was such an enjoyable experience, it really is a must do tour for Sex and the City fans. It’s fun to see these places for real and experience part of this fantastic show. If you’re planning a girls weekend to New York you are really going to want to consider this tour.

How to book the Sex and the City Tour in New York

If you’re planning a girls trip to NYC this tour is a must! The tour was organised by On Locations Tour and they have do many other tours so check out the website to see what other tours they offer. When I return to New York City I hope to try out another one of their tours.

photo credit: On Location Tours


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52 Responses

  1. Wow, I have never thought of sex and the city tour, but sounds like a really nice idea for a girl getaway.

  2. Never heard of this tour and going to admit I never watched the show. I know one in a million who didn’t watch. Looks like all of you had a great time on the tour and included treats what more could you ask for. You have spread the word about this tour.

  3. I watched Sex and the City back in the day and still watch my dvds every time I need a little pick-me-up! I have a few friends that have done Sex and the City tours and I’ve always wanted to, especially after seeing your pics! I love it <3

    • I got rid of most of my dvds but the SATC are still here for those pick me up days

  4. I loved that show, what a fun way to recreate and have fun traveling. This looks so cool, glad y’all had fun!

  5. As a guy, I remember one line from the first movie, where they get cosmos at the end and someone (Sam?) says, “These are delicious! Why did we stop drinking them?!” I never watched that series much, but the few times I’ve been on a TV / movie – themed tour such as what you did, it was an absolute blast, i think because the guides realize they better entertain you well as the sites themselves aren’t all that much. Sounds brilliant.

  6. I’m ashamed to admit this. I’ve never watched Sex in the City. I’ve seen bits and pieces of some episodes in passing. It’s on my list to binge watch though!

    • A day binge watching SATC would be awesome. As soon as the show goes on Netflix I will be doing just that!

  7. I would love to do this tour! I was a huge fan when the show was on. I’m glad they’re still doing the tour years later.

    • Yes it’s nice they are keeping the show alive through this tour

  8. I have watched Sex and the City at least 4-5 times but could see it only thru your post now !
    Would love to do this tour to remember it forever.

  9. Although I never took to watching SATC, I can understand the charm of film or TV based tours and this is something I would totally do. It does seem like a wonderful way to experience your favourite show with your friends, which I’m sure makes it all the more special and then being more of a day activity it really can be enjoyed any time of the year.

  10. I’ve never watched this show, but I know its really cool to see some of your favorite TV/film locations come to life! I got all geeked out visiting Baker street in London. Not because of Sherlock Holmes but because of the Disney movie, The Great Mouse Detective.

  11. This looks like so much fun! While I’m very familiar with the show, it’s cool that they replay the clip from the scene so that you have a visual when you visit that place in person. How fun!

  12. I really like the idea of this. There is nothing cooler than seeing a place that has been immortalised in film. Such as the Rockie stairs in Philadelphia

  13. What cute portraits and it seems like everyone was having fun. I bet my BFF’s would love going on this tour.

  14. Yes I was a fan of Sex and the City! And I would love to go on the tour with a group of my friends – except I think of all my friends, maybe only one was also a fan! Probably because I was single for quite a while and could identity 🙂

  15. I confess myself a fan of “Sex in the City” so happy to learn on this post that a dedicate tour exists in NYC! Girls trip or not, I would be curious to see by myself some of their scenarios and boys can stay at the hotel if they don’t want to join 😀

    • Well my ex joined me and I think he enjoyed it more than he would admit to 😉

  16. I would absolutely love this!! I am a huge fan of the show, and I’ve also been to New York 3 times, but have thought of doing the tour!

  17. Omg I have seen every episode. This looks like so much fun. I will have to do this with some girl friends soon!

  18. OMG!! I never knew this existed!! This is soo coool!! I love SEX in the City and want to do this with my friends!! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  19. Megan Jerrard

    Sounds fabulous!! And cupcakes included! I did the TV & Movies tour from On Location while in NYC and LOVED it – can also attest to that they run fantastic tours! Glad you enjoyed yours!

    • I was tempted by that one too. Might have to check it out next time I’m there. Thanks

  20. What a wonderful girl’s getaway! I would absolutely love to do this with my girls gang someday. Your article is amazing and it has given me huge goals! Sex and the city tour is going to be on my list now!

    • I hope you and the girls get to experience it one day. It’s great fun

  21. This tour looks like so much fun! And I would totally have shelled out the $9 for the cosmo at the end! (Even if that was more than I was paid an hour when I worked in the USA!)

  22. Sounds like such a fun experience! I love visiting sites from movies and tv shows so this would be right up my alley. I wouldn’t have been able to resist ordering a drink either–definitely worth the extra $9! 🙂

  23. Looks like so much fun! Cupcakes and cocktails..who can resist? Tying it with Sex and the City is a great idea.

  24. Oh wow! This would be amazing to do! I loved Sex and the city! Still is one of my faves. What a really fun tour!

  25. My wife would love this tour! I would imagine exploring with a cosmo in hand is a must for the true Sex in the City experience!

    • As you know the importance of the cosmo I feel your wife has made you watch an episode or two 😉

  26. This looks like such a fun tour do go on with your girlfriends! I also like how they show you a short clip before you visit that significant place. I’ll definitely be checking this out next time I’m in NYC. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. What a great tour to go to the locations of your favourite show :). Of course, it brings a smile on your face. I want to confess something, I haven’t watched the show but saw some parts on it while I was on flights and I think I am the only one haven’t done it yet.

    • I tried to resist the show for years thinking it was too girly for me. Now I love it

  28. Abso-fucking-lutely…. ha, great answer! I would totally do this with my friends. This show changed my life. Well, not really… but it’s fun 😉 Thanks for sharing and happy travels 🙂

  29. This seems like such a fun tour! I haven’t seen the whole series, but from what I do remember, this looks like it’s perfect for it!

  30. Aidan and Steve’s bar! How cool. This tour is totally up my alley as I’m a huge fan of the show. When are they going to put it on Netflix?! Thanks so much for taking us along!

    • Hopefully soon so I can watch them all again (even though I have them all on dvd anyway!)

  31. I used to watch the show and even went to see the film this is a great tour for SATC. I’d love to do this too!

  32. Sex at the city rocks! I would like to do this tour as well, will keep it on mind!

  33. Looks like you had so much fun. Ive watched the show, very interesting story and characters

  34. I loved watching the show! Looks like a fun tour I would like to do with my friends.

  35. Oh my gosh! I loved watching Sex and the City and I would love to go on a tour like that. The photo of the four of you looked like you were those characters!

  36. I’m a huge SATC fan, I have a post on my blog about SATC Paris. I think I am most like Charlotte, but I would say I have traits from all the ladies! I would love to see another movie out of those gals! I will take the SATC in NY one day!

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