TCM Classic Film Tour of NYC

by - December 13, 2013

TCM Classic Film Tour
On Decemeber 1st, hubby and I attended the TCM Classic Film Tour in their celebration for the 20th Anniversary. And did I mention that it was FREE! Yes it was! As you can imagine, New York is a very pricey city to live in whether you live in Manhattan or in the other boroughs. Either way finding fun and free things to do as a couple or as a family especially in New York makes the event so much sweeter!

A red magnificent tour bus came to pick us up and I was in awe! I mean the TCM tour bus...so rocks! Our tour guide, Sarah (who is an actress and feel free to follow her on Twitter because she is awesome!) had her trusty dvd for us to watch as she explained each part of Manhattan we were driving by. I loved how each film clip matched the area we were at-it was just so magical!

We got a chance to stop at a few places. One site I was DYING to see was the townhouse where Audrey Hepburn filmed Breakfast at Tiffany's as Holly Golightly! O-M-G, you can imagine how giddy I felt....gahhhhhhhhh!
We also stopped by the Queensboro Bridge aka Ed Koch Bridge where you can see it in Woody Allen's film Manhattan. It was also our 11th Anniversary of when we first met. Our first date was on December 7th but because of the Pearl Harbor Anniversary we always celebrated on the 1st. So here we are being all romantic by the bridge.
What I also loved about this tour was that we got to see Manhattan from a different view. I saw buidlings and areas in the city that I never saw up close and boy I loved it. I mean the architecture alone is to die for. I am now game to doing a tour anytime I travel because you get to see the area that you are at in a boarder and bigger spectrum and I like that.

I also stood on the subway grate where Marilyn Monroe had her skirt famously go up in The Seven Year Itch. Goodness I must have passed that area a zillion times and low and behold it was right there. Pretty neat I must say!
Our last stop on the tour and where we said goodbye to our fabulous tour guide, Sarah, was at Grand Central Station. I haven't seen it in a while since we drive mostly now and don't take the trains as frequently as we would like. They fixed it all up for their 100th Anniversary and it was sparkling!!! The original colors were brought back and my it was so pretty!

We ended our little anniversary jaunt at a soup and sandwich place that is just super yum called Potbelly Sandwich Shop. I added a dash of vintage to my outfit by wearing a 1960's blue blouse under my navy sweater and curling up my hair a bit. It came out all preppy but that's okay. Sometimes it's good to dress comfy and be warm on a cold day in the city!

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7 comments

  1. Oh this is so wonderful, I've been waiting to hear all about your tour:) So much fun! Was the bus tour packed? What a fun thing to do! So much fun to see all these sites where famous people once were. Love the Marilyn grate stop...super cool! Also, the image of you and your hubby is so sweet and lovely:) Thanks for sharing your exciting adventure with us.

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  2. What an amazing date!! I can't wait to come to New York to see you and all of these incredible sights!!

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  3. What a super fun outing!!! I love that it was free to boot. So very, very few things (let alone those involving any kind of transportation) are these days. So happy that you both had a blast!

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Oh thanks ladies-it was a blast and Britt you can come over anytime chica! Joanna-the bus wasn't packed at all-sadly 10 people didn't show up! How do you not show up for something free??? Geesh! xox

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  5. wow this is really cool, ive always loved the film history in nyc

    retro rover

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  6. This sounds like so much fun - and hello?!! FREE??? Awesome!
    And that pic of you and your husband… Adorable!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  7. Awwww thank you Retro Rover and CoriLynn xox

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