Sex and the City Hotspots Bus Tour New York, NY

On Location ToursIn front of the Pulitzer Fountain between 58th and 59th streetNew York, NY 10018
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Experience the glitz and glamour of NYC with On Location Tours’ 3.5-hour Sex and the City tour. Sip cosmos and indulge in cupcakes while visiting over 40 iconic locations from the series and movies. With a NYC actress as your guide, discover behind-the-scenes trivia and explore Midtown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and more. This R-rated tour is perfect for adults 18+.

up to 3.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Pass Carrie's charming brownstone stoop, enjoy some retail therapy at Greenwich Village boutiques, and more!
  • Features over 40 iconic filming locations and includes several stops, allowing guests to exit the vehicle for photo opportunities and exploration.
  • This is an R-rated tour and recommended for ages 18+. A couple of the stops on the tour have their own age minimums.
  • While the tour may take you to food and drink locations featured in the show, the cost of food and beverages is not included in the tour price.
  • The tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours and takes place on an indoor bus with AC in summer and heating in winter.
  • Bring a camera to capture your favorite locations. While videotaping is not allowed on the bus, many attendees film the locations at stops along the way.
  • You may also want to bring extra cash with you to buy a drink or do some quick shopping along the way.


from Sex and the City Hotspots
Follow in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda—drink where they drank, shop where they shopped, and gossip where they gossiped. This 3.5-hour Sex and the City sightseeing bus tour includes more than 40 locations from the popular TV show and movies, as well as stops for photos.

  • Go on location to the trendy restaurant Buddakan where Carrie and Big had their wedding rehearsal dinner.
  • Take a photo in front of Carrie's famous brownstone stoop.
  • Visit the Pleasure Chest where Charlotte bought her "Rabbit."
  • Sip Carrie's favorite cocktail at Onieal's, the bar owned by Steve and Aidan as seen in the series. Price of cocktail not included.
  • See the cafe where Samantha invites the girls to Abu Dhabi.
  • Peek into Greenwich Village boutiques, including Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Olive and Bette, and more!
  • Have some yummy cupcakes (at own expense) from the famous NYC bakery, as seen in the series.

Enjoy the tour from the comfort of a luxury coach bus with air-conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. Throughout the tour, your local guide will quiz you on behind-the-scenes location trivia and give the hot scoop on fun facts and filming secrets at local NYC bars, restaurants, bakeries, and more.

Whether you’re a Sex and the City fan eager to learn more about your favorite show or a tourist looking for an entertaining way to see Manhattan’s best neighborhoods, the Sex and the City Hotspots tour is a must-do! Please note, this is an R-rated adults-only tour for ages 18+ and based on the HBO Series.

Tour participants must be above 18 years of age.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sex and the City Hotspots

Where does the tour finish?

The Sex and the City tours end at the drop-off point: Cucina 8 1/2 Italian restaurant at 9 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019.

Are we on the bus the whole tour?

No, the tour does take place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. However, you will get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the Sex and the City story by your tour guide.

What exact locations do we visit?

The exact itinerary and route of the tour vary somewhat from tour to tour, so On Location Tours can't say exactly which locations will be visited on a specific tour ahead of time. There are usually 3-4 scheduled stops on each tour, including various bars, shops, and other locations, but tour routes may differ from tour to tour. You will be provided with a handout that lists many of the real-life locations on the tour so you can revisit them at your leisure afterward.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.

Is there an age limit on this tour?

This is an "R-Rated" tour based on the HBO series and recommended for those 18 and older; adult language is used and adult situations are discussed. Please keep in mind that a couple of the stops on tour, a few bars and other establishments, do have their own age minimums, and it is up to the discretion of these establishments whom to allow in.

Will we see locations from the movie?

There are a number of movie sites worked into the tour, but the focus remains on famous scenes and locations from the TV series.

Is this also a good general New York City sightseeing tour?

Yes. While the tour's focus is first and foremost on the show Sex and the City, the tour meanders through a variety of New York neighborhoods, and people often find it to be a great overview of the city. The tour usually visits neighborhoods such as SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, 5th Avenue and more. So even though the tour does not visit such New York sightseeing regulars as the Empire State Building, etc., it is still a great way to tour Manhattan and get to understand the city and its layout.

Can I bring some wine, beer, Cosmos, etc. on the bus?

No, it is against New York State law to consume alcohol on a bus. However, the tour usually stops at one of the bars for Cosmos, so if you're interested in joining in, please make sure to bring sufficient cash and a government-issued ID.

Is alcohol included in the tour?

No, however there will be a stop at a bar that was used in the show, where you can buy a Cosmopolitan at a discount. On Location Tours cannot include alcohol with the price of the tour, as the company does not have a liquor license.

What type of bus is used?

The tour is conducted in an enclosed indoor bus, heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.

How are seats assigned on the bus?

Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.

Are food and beverages included on the tour?

A cupcake is provided on the tour. The tour will also stop at one of the bars used on the show where cosmos and other drinks will be available for purchase. If you would like any additional food or drinks, feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible?

Buses are not equipped with a wheelchair lift. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs and passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired. Notice of a need for an accessible vehicle must be made at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. Please make your request in the "Have Special Needs?" section above when booking your reservation.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?

Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and video at our numerous stops along the way.

Can I take luggage on the tour?

The Sex and the City Tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each, where you will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.