Hello Upper East Siders. If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, then I bet that every episode you’ve watched has made you want to spend more time in New York City.
Today I’m going to share the inside scoop on where to find the six hottest sites that were featured in the incredibly popular series Gossip Girl. I’ve also included the exact location of each site and a self-guided Gossip Girl tour at the bottom of this post.
Gossip Girl Locations in New York City
1 THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Let’s begin with the most iconic Gossip Girl spot of all, the stairs of The Metropolitan Museum. This is the spot where Blair Waldorf often has lunch with her friends. This museum is a must-see for Gossip Girl fans.
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028
2 GRAND CENTRAL STATION
Grand Central is a work of art, and where we first meet Serena van der Woodsen.
The terminal opened to the public on February 2, 1913, and is a world-famous landmark and transportation hub in Midtown Manhattan. Once inside, look up and admire the ceiling, the centerpiece of the Main Concourse features the 12 zodiac constellations. Order a cocktail at the Campbell Apartment that was featured in the pilot episode.
Location: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St., New York, NY 10017
3 THE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL
The New York Palace was home to Serena, Eric, & Lily Van Der Woodsen.
This 5-star hotel combines old-world elegance with new modern-day style and is located behind Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. You can find this spot on the corner of 50th Street and Madison Avenue.
*This is the hotel where I stayed with my family during my wedding weekend. The hotel is beautiful, offers excellent service, and is within walking distance from Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and 5th Avenue.
Location: Lotte New York Palace, 455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
4 THE PLAZA HOTEL
The Plaza Hotel is the iconic location where Chuck Bass finally said “I love you” to Blair Waldorf at the end of Season 2.
Location: 768 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
5 BETHESDA TERRACE AT CENTRAL PARK
Bethesda Terrace is probably one of my favorite spots in Central Park, where Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass got married.
The fountain, with its Angel of the Waters statue, is located in the center of the terrace. Be sure to spend some time walking around Bethesda Terrace & Fountain next time you visit Central Park.
Location: Bethesda Fountain, 72 Terrace Dr., New York, NY 10021
6 THE EMPIRE HOTEL
The Empire Hotel is located across the street from the Lincoln Center.
Head up to the Empire Rooftop to check out the views of the city from above. Chuck Bass tried to obtain ownership of this hotel in Season 3.
Location: Empire Hotel, 44 W 63rd St., New York, NY 10023
Self-Guided Gossip Girl Tour in New York City
If you’d like to do a self-guided Gossip Girl tour in NYC, visit the following locations in the order below. The spots below are within walking distance of each other, grab a comfy pair of shoes, and enjoy!!
- Start at Grand Central Terminal (walk up the West Stairs for a photo!)
- Walk 10 minutes on Madison Avenue to The New York Palace Hotel
- Walk 11 minutes on 5th Avenue to The Plaza Hotel
- Walk 15 minutes on 5th Avenue to Ladurée (and pick up some macarons!)
- Walk 1 minute to Saint James Church
- Walk 12 minutes on 5th Avenue to The MET Museum’s steps
- Walk 12 minutes to Bethesda Terrace at Central Park
- Walk 16 minutes to The Empire Hotel (and go up to the rooftop for a drink!)
On a different day, you can hop on the subway and make your way to DUMBO Brooklyn, and check out the exterior of the Humphrey Loft on Water Street. From this location, 455 Water St, Brooklyn, you will see impressive views of the Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State Building.
I always love walking around DUMBO, grabbing pizza at Juliana’s, and coffee at Arabica.
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