It’s now easier than ever for New York City tourists (and locals) to visit the filming locations behind some of their favorite TV shows — without having to book a guide or tour bus.
Porter24, a digital concierge company, has partnered with several New York City hotels to offer guests self-guided walking tours, featuring sites from “Sex and the City” and “Seinfeld.”
Guests staying at hotels that use Porter24 — including The Manhattan at Times Square, the Hilton Times Square, The Paul Hotel, the Warwick and several others — can use the service’s screen in the lobby to browse walking tours. Guests then customize the walking tour’s itinerary to their liking and once they finalize a route, send it directly to their cellphones via email.
“In today’s selfie age, we know that tourists won’t want to miss out on reenacting their favorite scenes of ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Sex and the City’ in real life and we hope to make getting to these hot spots a seamless part of their day,” Daniel Ramirez, president of Porter24, said in a statement.
The tours will include some of the most iconic filming locations from both shows. Fans of “Seinfeld” can see Monk’s Cafe (a.k.a. Tom’s Restaurant), Jerry’s apartment, Elaine’s apartment and the New York Public Library, where Jerry deals with the library detective, Mr. Bookman.
“Sex and the City” viewers can visit the Paris Theatre (where Carrie decides to date the city of New York), the Boathouse at Central Park (where Carrie and Big fall into the pond) and the Church of the Transfiguration (where Samantha tries to seduce a priest).