A Virtual Tour of NYC's Sex and the City Filming Locations
The Plaza Hotel
Over the top NYC style
“Built in 1907 in the style of a French chateau, the ballrooms at the Plaza have long been where debutante balls and society weddings are held. So it’s incredibly fitting that Big and Natasha have their engagement party here in Season 2—Carrie is passing by on her way home and sees Big as he and Natasha are leaving.” Take a virtual tour of the Royal Suite.
Watch: Season 2, episode 18. “Ex and the City."
The Paris Theater
Channel the golden age of cinema
“This tiny one-screen gem seats just under 600 people and opened in 1948—Marlene Dietrich cut the ribbon. This is where Carrie has her ‘rainy day date with New York’ in Season 5, when she’s single and ‘dating the city.’ She goes to see ‘Joie Pour Deux’ and requests a ticket by saying ‘Joy for two for one, please!’” Check out the theater’s 58th Street facade.
Watch: Season 5, episode 1. “Anchors Away.”
Take a walk in Carrie’s favorite shoes
“A.k.a Carrie heaven. But don’t blink—it’s a jewel box of a store! Since we’re dreaming let’s decide it’s the day of their famous sample sale when you can score a pair for 75-80% off. The sale is invite only and caters mostly to fashion insiders, so plan to turn on the charm to get in, and look for Anna Wintour while you’re there.” Browse the online shoe store or peruse a collection of the designer’s sketches.
Watch: Season 6, episode 9. “A Woman’s Right to Shoes.”
A shopping palace with star-studded clients
“In the very beginning of Sex and the City 2, the girls meet at Bergdorf’s to look for a wedding gift for Stanford and Anthony. Known for very well-heeled clientele—it’s a popular spot for limousine pickups and drop-offs—Bergdorf’s stocks its ‘must-haves’ accordingly: if a $5,700 Judith Leiber ‘pepperoni pizza’ clutch bag or $8,000 Oscar de la Renta metallic pleated gown will make your ‘Rona isolation easier on you, you can head to their website.” See Bergdorf’s ask five questions of Sarah Jessica Parker.
Watch: “Sex and City 2.”
Party with New York’s stylish set
“In Season 4 Carrie and Ray King go to a swanky party here and end up sitting down to dinner with Samantha and Maria Diego Reyes and Big and his model date, who Carrie spots doing coke in the bathroom. Make yourself a cocktail and settle in to take a peek at the menu!”
Watch: Season 4, episode 3. “Defining Moments.”
The Pleasure Chest
When vibrators went prime time
“While they stock almost anything you could imagine, including the Hitachi wand Samantha made famous, the scene that was shot here was in Season 1: Miranda introducing the girls to the Rabbit vibrator. Charlotte scoffed at the mere idea of a vibrator but thought the Rabbit was ‘cute.’ She got one and soon was completely addicted.”
Watch: Season 1, episode 9. “The Turtle and the Hare.”
A sweet legacy of “Sex and the City”
“Carrie confesses her crush on Aidan to Miranda as they sit on a bench in front of the bakery enjoying cupcakes—the already popular-in-New-York snack became a worldwide sensation. Luckily, the bakery sells a cookbook and word on the street is if you follow the directions carefully, your cupcakes will taste exactly like the ones Carrie and Miranda were enjoying!” Get cupcakes shipped to your home.
Watch: Season 3, episode 5. “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts.”