New York City. Mention the name and almost anyone, even those who have never set foot in the Big Apple, can conjure up images of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Central Park without hesitation.
With a $5 billion a year film industry, it is no wonder that New York City has captivated movie and television audiences from all over the world. Each film and television show is an open invitation to visit New York City’s picturesque sites and over 40 million tourists flock to the city and overfill New York hotels each year to get a real-life glimpse at the famed monuments.
Our Movie Tour
On Location Tours provide a variety of specialised in-depth tours around Manhattan and Brooklyn to acquaint visitors with the familiar landmarks around one of the most filmed cities in the world.
The Signature New York TV and Movie Sites Tour takes film and television buffs on a three-hour long journey through Manhattan to get up close and personal with the locations of beloved scenes from major productions like Ghost Busters, Sleepless in Seattle, Men in Black, Friends, and Sex in the City to name a few.
Fun and informative
Throughout the tour, video clips are also shown aboard the bus as the informative guide recounts memorable performances filmed at each location, offering fun, lesser-known, behind-the-scenes facts.
To test the audiences’ knowledge, trivia questions are frequently asked. Lollipops are given out as prizes to those who answer trivia questions correctly, making for a fun atmosphere aboard the tour bus.
Along the tour, guests are encouraged to snap a few photos of themselves during several pit stops in front of iconic locations including the Ghostbusters’ headquarters of Hook and Ladder #8, as well as Monica and Rachel’s apartment on Friends.
See it for yourself
With so many productions shooting in the New York City at any given moment, there’s a good chance that the tour bus may happen to drive past a filming. On my particular On Location Tours outing, we were lucky enough to catch sight of a filming of a Law & Order episode as we drove past the NYC courthouse! A very exciting moment, indeed!
On Location Tours’ Signature New York TV and Movie Sites Tour is a great way for newcomers to see iconic New York City sites and to familiarise themselves with the places so often featured on the big and small screen.
Even New York City locals like me can have a great time seeing the city anew through the camera lens.
Our tour was kindly brought to you by On Location Tours but opinions are all our own, contact them to book your New York City movie tour!