See top New York attractions immortalized in movies on this Turner Classic Movies (TCM) bus tour of more than 60 filming locations all over Manhattan. View clips from classic movies featuring famous city landmarks so you can compare how they look today. See Holly Golightly’s apartment in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' the subway grate over which Marilyn Monroe stood in 'The Seven-Year Itch' and the dramatic view of the Queensboro Bridge from Woody Allen's 'Manhattan.' Stop for photos at various filming locations and learn more about the rich moviemaking history of New York from your guide, a local actor.
Combine Manhattan sightseeing with your love of movies on this Turner Classic Movies (TCM) tour. Meet your guide in Times Square and board your comfortable bus to begin your tour of New York’s most famous film locations. Movie shoots are a common occurrence in this city, and you’ll see the many iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods that make this one of the most filmed cities in the world. Choose to elevate your experience with an upgrade to priority seating.
Learn about New York and its famous film locations from your actor guide and answer movie trivia questions. View clips from old movies as you pass their filming locations so you can see how much they have or have not changed. Stop at several locations along your route for closer looks and photo ops.
Head uptown and see Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and Zabar's, the gourmet market featured in You’ve Got Mail. Continue to the Dakota Building, where John Lennon once lived; this stately building on the west side of Central Park was featured in Hannah and Her Sisters and Rosemary's Baby.
Cross Central Park, learning about the multitude of movies that have been filmed in this vast and lush urban oasis. Head downtown and see the famous subway grate on the corner of 52nd and Lexington that Marilyn Monroe stood over in The Seven-Year Itch. Have a look at Holly Golightly’s apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and go to the lesser-known Sutton Place neighborhood to see the fabulous view of the Queensboro Bridge from Woody Allen's Manhattan.
Continue downtown, passing popular filming locations including giant toy store FAO Schwarz; the posh Plaza Hotel; and Rockefeller Center, famous for its wintertime ice rink and Christmas tree. And gaze up at the one and only Empire State Building to see where King Kong clung for dear life!
End your 3-hour tour at Grand Central Terminal, the bustling train station featured in countless films including Superman and North by Northwest. From here, it’s easy to go anywhere in the city to continue sightseeing or get back to your hotel.
TCM Classic Film Tour of New York is located in the Theater District neighborhood of Manhattan. For Broadway fans, dining and staying in and around the theater district is a must. Depending on whom you ask, the theater district spans approximately from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st and 54th Streets. From the hustle of the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the bustle of 42nd Street and Times Square, much of New York's dazzling vibrancy and energy emanates from this area. Below we offer our advice on favorite places: HOTELS: Right at the crossroads of Times Square you'll find the Hilton Times Square, with its stunning views and close proximity to all the boogie of Broadway. A block north and east takes you the charming boutique hotel called the Casablanca, with just 48 rooms and a private rooftop deck beloved for its views of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. One block west and across from the New York Times headquarters is the 45-story Westin Times Square, linked to the E-Walk entertainment and retail complex. West 44th Street has a number of great hotels, including the Art Deco Millennium Broadway, the luxurious French-American Sofitel and Ian Schrager-designed boutique hotel Royalton just across the street. A block north and close to Eighth Avenue you'll find the well-known budget hotel, the Milford Plaza known also as the "lullaby of Broadway." Right at Broadway the perennial favorite Marriott Marquis has a soaring atrium and glass elevators. Just north you'll find the chic and trendy W New York Times Square, and further east the even more chic and über-trendy Night Hotel. Back to Broadway a just a block north around 46th Street is the convenient and comfortable Doubletree Guest Suites, which is a great option for families. A bit further west on 46th Street is another stylish Ian Schrager gem, the Paramount; to the east you'll find a stunning inspiration in The Muse. A final recommendation is just slightly outside the Theater District, but so close, so impressive, and overlooking the New York Public Library. Called the Bryant Park Hotel, it indeed has a wonderful view of popular Bryant Park as well. Click HERE for a complete list of hotels in the Theater District. RESTAURANTS With dozens of fine dining, casual, ethnic and fast-food restaurants to choose from, the Theater District is a food mecca. Remember to let your server know if you have theater tickets and need to finish your meal in a set period of time! First off, the block of West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is well-known as Restaurant Row for its many offerings and wide variety of cuisines. Here you will find everything from traditional steakhouse fare at Broadway Joe to Italian Jewish cuisine at Lattanzi, to a great selection of beers and world cuisine at Joshua Tree. All around the theater district are big theme restaurants, ranging from ESPN Zone to the perennial favorite for barbecue Virgil’s. Enjoy excellent and quick Chinese food at Ollie’s. If great steak is your thing, head to the Palm or Ruths Chris. Other wonderful pre-theater possibilities include DB Bistro Moderne for excellent French bistro fare and the splendid new American cuisine at Thalia. If you crave great ethnic food and want to go a bit further afield, superb Ethiopian cuisine can be had at Queen of Sheba, and right nearby visit Hallo Berlin for a taste of Germany. One of our favorite all-American locales, The Pony Bar offers a few modest dishes to complement its dozens of superb craft beers. Your options certainly aren't limited to Restaurant Row or luxury restaurants. Obviously in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, you’ll find the chain restaurants you see all over America, some with supersize versions such as Chevy’s and Red Lobster. Happy dining!