Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review and Giveaway: The Sex and the City Tour from On Location Tours!

On Location Tours, Sex and the City, Sex and the City tour, giveaway, tour, NYC, NYC tour, New York City, New York City tour, Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Miranda Hobbes, Charlotte YorkA couple weeks ago, I had the good fortune to attend the Sex and the City Tour, fearlessly planned and led by On Location Tours. This tour is a whopping three and a half hours long -- and it covers many of the sites seen during both the series and the first movie. (Thankfully, it's done while riding around in a tour bus -- very minimal walking!) While I did think it was quite touristy -- my friend Gerold and I were among the only true New Yorkers on the bus (let alone some of the only English speakers) -- it was a lot of fun. Some of the highlights:

1) Each tour gets an order of Magnolia cupcakes! You'll remember that Carrie and Miranda are sitting outside the Magnolia in the West Village eating these delicious confections when Carrie first confesses to her crush on Aidan.

2) A stop at Buddakan gives you a peek at the crystal chandelier-laden room where Carrie and Big had their rehearsal dinner.

3) Throughout the tour, the (very knowledgeable) tour guide gives tons of background on the spots seen in the show and then plays clips. It's a good chance to relive your favorite moments!

4) Remember The Rabbit? (Hint: Charlotte became addicted in Season 1.) Well, you get to stop by The Pleasure Chest -- scene of the buying crime -- and, yes, you get 15 percent off! (No one on my tour bought anything.)

5) Want to have a cosmopolitan at Steve's bar, Scout? Well, unfortunately, Scout isn't a real bar -- but it was filmed at one! Stop at O'Nieal's Speakeasy for awhile and get a cosmopolitan of your very own.

When all is said and done, if you were a fan of the show, it's a pretty fun way to spend almost 4 hours. And now I'm giving one lucky person the chance to win a tour of his or her very own! Enter below for your chance to win a gift certificate for two tickets to the tour, valued at $84! (Each ticket is $42.) The gift certificate never expires, so even if you don't live in NYC you can enter -- just use it the next time you're in the city!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway runs until Tuesday, May 25 at midnight. Winner will be selected and emailed on May 25. One entry per person, email address and IP address. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

For more information on the Sex and the City tour, click here.

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