18 September 2011

In Review: On Location Tours’ 'Gossip Girl' Tour

Hello Upper East Siders ... err ... GRAE New York readers!

This week we will be saying goodbye to summer. You know that means, Gossip Girl returns soon! (September 26th if you want to get specific.) Last month my friend L and I lived the GG life for a day thanks to On Location Tour's Gossip Girl Tour.

The New York Palace Hotel

We kicked things off at NYC's Palace Hotel, a.k.a. Serena's old place! After walking around the courtyard for a bit we boarded the official On Location Tours bus to begin our GG journey.

Our tour mates boarding the official On Location Tours bus.
Location, Location

The Gossip Girl tour's a great way to see the city. From the Upper East Side to the Meatpacking District, I was surprised by how much ground we covered during the three hour tour. Even if you're a jaded New Yorker (like myself at times), the tour will make you appreciate the diversity of the city's neighborhoods.

What do these locations have to do with Gossip Girl?
Go on the tour and find out!
Tour Guide Knows All

I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Rachel was fun, courteous, and witty. Plus she knew her GG trivia! Along the way she told us anecdotes about the GG cast and pointed out other places like 1040 5th Ave, Jackie O's old residence. If you go on the tour and Rachel's your guide, tell her hello for me. You're in for a treat!

Our tour guide Rachel making sure everyone's accounted for.
Shop and Go

During the tour you'll be able to get off the bus at certain points if time permits. The stops during my tour were the Museum of the City of New York which doubles as the front of Constance Billard, Dylan's Candy Bar, and Henri Bendel. We would have stopped at the famed Met steps, but it was the last weekend of Alexander McQueen's exhibit and the line stretched for blocks. It was major!

(Clockwise from top left) Me on the steps of the Museum of the City of New York,
Dylan's Candy Bar, The Met, Henri Bendel

If you love Gossip Girl or just want to see NYC in a different light, I highly recommend the Gossip Girl Tour. Visit screentours.com to sign up for your tour today!

As the bus goes from place to place, you'll get to watch clips from GG.

XOXO,
Gossip Girl ... I mean ... S

1 comment:

Cher said...

I like GG ..... this tour looks fun .... I'm gonna go on this tour.