Looking for something different to do next time you're in New York City? Guided New York City tours are a fun way to see the sites in NYC from a new perspective, for the first time, or to discover places in the city that you didn't even know where there. Ever wonder where your favorite television series and movies were filmed in Manhattan? Check out the New York TV and Movie Sites Tour! Fun-filled with tour guides that are comedic and entertaining, this tour will show you many of your favorite movie sites. Like, the famous Ghostbusters location.
During our summer-time trip to New York City, my daughter and I went on the NYC TV and Movie Sites Tour one morning. It was a blast. We thoroughly enjoyed our guide's story-telling and I have to say, he and the bus driver handled a traffic jam and problems with the DVD player with exceptional ease and professionalism.
If you have a few days to spend in the city and want to fill up part of a day, or are just looking for something to do on your day off, this is a three-hour tour that is definitely worthwhile to consider. It would have been worth it for the Ghostbusters stop alone, because that was one of my favorite movies growing up. I do have to say, this tour is probably best suited for those over 35... or for those who like older movies. At nearly 38, there were several movies I barely recognized from my youth that were highlighted, but a lot of the older audience on the tour just laughed and laughed. My 10 year old only recognized a few movies that were discussed.
Remember the famous scene in When Harry Met Sally... where she drops Billy Crystal off? That's at the arch in Washington Square Park shown below. Timeless!
Oh... any Seinfeld fans? Hello Soup Nazi! This is a classic, right? This is one stop on the New York TV & Movie Sites Tour that you don't want to miss! But, lucky for you, its a short walk from Ellen's Stardust Diner, which is where the tour starts, and just steps away from where the tour ends. So... if you are a diehard Seinfeld fan, you'll want to take a walk on over and order some soup from the infamous 'The Original Soup Man'.
Ready to take a hop around the New York City TV and Movie Sites Tour? You'll see many famous sites that have been used for movie after movie, and television sets for some of your favorite series. While you'd see many of these same sites walking around NYC playing tourist, it is totally something else to be on a tour having a guide remind you that this is where Friends was made, or Spiderman, Godzilla, and Sleepless in Seattle were filmed.
(Disclaimer: We received complimentary tour passes in order to review NYC TV and Movie Sites Tour. The opinions in this review article are my own.)