XOXO, Gossip Girl: Locations in NYC Every Fan Has to Visit

Hey Upper East Siders, it’s me, your ultimate “Gossip Girl” fanatic. And I’m ready to spill all the tea on the most iconic locations from our favorite show. Whether you’re a Blair in pearls or a Serena in stilettos, these spots are a must-visit for any true fan looking to channel their inner Manhattan elite. So grab your designer bag, headband, and favorite tights — Chuck’s limo is waiting for you to take you across a virtual tour to the most iconic Gossip Girl locations in NYC.

The Met Steps

Of course, we have to start our journey at the Met steps. This is where Blair Waldorf had lunch with her minions, and were the darkest gossip was spilled like champagne at a Waldorf soirée. These iconic steps served as the social epicenter for Manhattan’s elite, where Blair, Serena, and the rest of the gang held court between classes at Constance Billard. So, if you’re feeling the desire to feel like a private girl chick from the Upper East Side, put on your fanciest clothes, buy a yogurt, and take a quick break before we explore the rest of the locations.

The Palace Hotel

Next stop: the Palace Hotel, the epitome of Upper East Side luxury. From Blair’s royal wedding to Chuck’s scandalous schemes, this hotel was the setting for some of the show’s most memorable scenes. As you step inside, you’ll be transported to a world of opulence and extravagance, where every whim is catered to and every secret has its price. Take a seat at the bar, order a martini, and imagine yourself as part of Manhattan’s elite—you’ll feel like a true Upper East Sider in no time.


Grand Central Terminal

No trip to the Big Apple would be complete without a visit to Grand Central Terminal, the beating heart of Manhattan. From Nate and Serena’s steamy rendezvous to Blair and Chuck’s tearful goodbyes, this iconic landmark witnessed it all. But honestly, it’s not only the connection to Gossip Girl that makes this place so spectacular. The history and grandeur of this architectural masterpiece are something you have to witness in person. Grab a coffee at the Oyster Bar and watch as the drama of New York City unfolds before your eyes.

The New York Palace Hotel


Who could forget the stunning facade of the Van der Woodsen residence? While we may not be able to step inside Serena’s penthouse suite, we can still admire the grandeur of the New York Palace Hotel, which served as the exterior for the iconic building. Snap a selfie in front of the majestic entrance and pretend you’re about to walk in on one of Serena’s legendary parties. You’ll finally feel like a true Upper East Sider in the making.

Henri Bendel

Last but certainly not least, no “Gossip Girl” tour would be complete without a shopping spree at Henri Bendel. From Blair’s signature headbands to Serena’s designer duds, this iconic department store was a favorite haunt of our favorite IT girls. Channel your inner Blair Waldorf as you browse the latest trends and imagine yourself strutting down the streets of the Upper East Side in style. You could visualize yourself living this extravagant lifestyle, and who knows, maybe you’ll become a frequent buyer here in no time. Because in this city, anything is possible.

Kanita is a wanderlust-fueled traveler with an inclination for unraveling the mysteries of history, the paranormal, and the bizarre world of medicine. As a true crime buff, Kanita's nights are often spent delving into the depths of chilling mysteries. Yet, it's not just the paranormal that captivates her—her background in medicine fuels a fascination with the weird and wonderful world of medical oddities, from twisted historical practices to the myths and legends that shroud the field. From exploring haunted locales to uncovering the strange and morbid tales of medical history, Kanita is your guide to the unconventional, the unexplained, and the downright eerie.

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