The Big Apple has been a favorite place to shot scenes in movies and television series. Gossip Girl TV teen series fans are teenagers and as young as 30’s. For the past 5 years fans of the TV hit series really never missed an episode. The TV show have popularized and started trends on fashion and tourist places where the show’s taping have taken place.
The story revolves around five rich teens that all belong to privileged families. The Setting of the each episode has become popular to a lot of fans. Since the rise to fame of the TV teen series, there a lot of tour companies have invested in booking and specifically bring tourists to all the famous filming area of the TV show – Gossip Girl. There is cheap Gossip Girl Tour in New York City which only costs as low as US $42. And all are IG worthy posts; you can brag your friends that you were actually on the set of the famous teen show!
Among the few popular taping of the hit TV series, we listed top 10 settings you would be interested to see and take a photo yourself:
#1 Baby Cakes at New York City
Well, for Gossip Girl fans, they pretty much know this place. This is a high end area where characters of Dan and Serena met. Dan accidentally knocks over Serena’s sweet desserts at the bakeshop. That is also the same scene, where Dan was chased by Serena upon leaving his car.
248 Broome Street
Open During: Sun-Mon 10 AM -8 PM; Tues-Thurs 10 AM-10 PM; Fri-Sat 10 AM – 11 PM
Contact Number: 212-677-5047
#2 Columbia University
This university was seen in few episodes where Gossip Girl character, Nate Archibald, have entered the university in season 2. There are also few episodes were shot in this campus in season 3 and season 4.
Broadway, New York
#3 Dylan’s Candy Bar
Well, another sugar rushed location, Dylan’s Candy Bar. Aside from the fame gained from the hit TV series, Gossip Girl, the candy bar is already famous for tourists to enjoy 5,000 varieties of candies. In fact as of now, this is the recorded largest candy store around the world!
1011 3rd Ave
Open During: Tuesday-Sunday 6:30 a.m; until sold out around 5 PM to 7PM
Contact Number: 646-735-0078
#4 Empire Hotel
The TV series is mostly about the life challenges and adventures of wealthy teenagers from Upper Class people of New York, you can pretty much also expect scenes mostly shots in high end locations. Gossip Girl character Church Bass was into hotel business, and in the story he is one of the investors of Empire Hotel.
Empire Hotel really exists. For hotel bookings and reservations, you might want to check the building u in 44 West 63rd Street.
#5 Grand Central Terminal
The most stunning must – visit setting on one of the episodes in the Gossip Girl series is the Grand Central Terminal. There a lot of household – famed TV shows, award winning music videos and timeless movies have been filmed here.
In the Gossip Girl episode, it has become memorable because the lead character Serena Van der Woodson’s pilot episode started here.
89 E 42nd Street, New York City
Contact Number: 212-888-7000
#6 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gossip Girl dubbed The Metropolitan Museum of Art as : “The MET steps”. This is a common place where the protagonist character of Blair Waldorf and her friends spends most of their “classy” bonding and small chats.
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Open During: Tues-Thurs & Sunday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Fri & Sat 9:30 AM – 9 PM
Contact Number: 212-535-7710
#7 Museum of the City of New York
Because of the high society settings where the main characters have to be living around places with great architectural structure and high – end taste, the entrance of the Museum of New York City was used as the entrance gate to suppose Constance Billard School for Girls and St. Jude School exclusive for boys.
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
Open During: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 AM -5 OM
*Note: Museum is closed Mondays (except holiday Mondays)
Contact Number: 212-534-1672
#8 New York Palace Hotel
The New York Palace Hotel is an actual hotel in NYC. Serena’s character often spends time here. The lead role’s character also shows that she often orders grilled cheese in the hotel’s restaurant. And because of this, the grilled cheese has been the most ordered food in the menu.
455 Madison Ave. (50th/51st Streets)
Contact Number: 212-878-7034
#9 The Archibald Townhouse
This is where the lead character’s love interest, Nate Archibald lives.
4 E 74th Street, New York
#10 The Humphrey Loft
This is a made believe famous residence of the Humphrey family. The place is often shown from season 1 to season 3, where episodes of characters of the Humphrey family – Dan, Jenn and Rufus are often being shot.
455 Water Street, Apartment #6, Brooklyn