How many times have you watched the movie “Home Alone 2” and wondered where to find all its locations in NYC and retrace Kevin’s footsteps?
This movie is the cinematic icon of Christmas in New York City.
During the movie Kevin, lost in New York, discovers so many unique places in the city.
The holiday season is approaching and we have selected for you five locations that we think you should definitely visit if you come to New York not only during the winter time but also at other times of the year.
Let’s start this list of the amazing Home Alone 2 Locations in NYC with the Queensboro Bridge, an iconic construction that collages, as its name implies, Queens with Manhattan.
We all have in mind the iconic image of Kevin sticking his head out of the cab as he crosses this bridge.
If you are in Manhattan and want to cross it we recommend going to the intersection of 59th Street and 2nd Avenue.
However, our advice is another: to see this bridge (and also the Skyline of Midtown Manhattan) from an unusual perspective we suggest you to take the Roosevelt Island Tramway, a beautiful cable car that connects, as the name says, Manhattan with Roosevelt Island, a small island in the middle of the East River.
This island and this Cable Car are really loved by New Yorkers and not too well known by tourists.
So, if you want to do something unusual in NYC we suggest you to read the article we wrote for you:
Remember the scene where Kevin goes to a Diner and takes a flyer from a Santa Claus on stilts?
The Diner still exists, it’s called Empire Diner and it’s located in Chalsea, on the West side of Manhattan.
If you want to visit it and eat something at their place, you can find all the information on their WEBSITE.
The restaurant has more than 1.8 thousands reviews on Google and the average rating is 4.2 / 5 (updated on August 2022).
We suggest you to have a look at their MENU as they have a lot of tasty specialities, including amazing breakfast served until 4 PM, salads and main dishes.
THE PLAZA HOTEL
Famous. Iconic. Unique. Three adjectives to describe this hotel located at the intersection of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. When you say Home Alone 2 Locations in NYC, you think at the Plaza Hotel.
In our opinion there are 2 places to go to be able to take a souvenir photo of this very famous hotel.
The first is Grand Army Plaza, a small plaza located between 5th Avenue and the South-East entrance to Central Park. You will surely recognise it, for two reasons: the very large statue with a golden knight and the fact that this plaza was also seen in the movie “Home Alone 2”.
The second one is located inside Central Park: once you enter from the South-East side of the park, follow the small road and you will arrive on a small bridge: this is the Gapstow Bridge. From there, look southward / Midtown Manhattan and you will see the beautiful Plaza Hotel in front of you.
To book a movie tour in New York, please visit the movie tours section of our website. All tours depart right in front of the Plaza Hotel.
Wollman Rink is one of the most famous skating rinks in all of NYC. Skating here is magical, a daydream: you are in Central Park and you can see the entire Midtown Manhattan skyline. Unforgettable.
If you are planning a vacation in NYC during the Christmas season, we have 2 things to recommend:
The first is to check out the HOLIDAY SECTION on our BLOG.
The second is to book the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR with us! The team of My Christmas in New York and Discover NYC is happy to announce that the best Christmas tour in Dyker Heights & D.U.M.B.O., by popular demand, is coming back in December 2022 and reservations are already open now! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or curiosity about our tour: you can always send us a message on Instagram @MyChristmasinNewYork and we will answer you in a few hours
The last (but not least) of the Home Alone 2 locations in NYC is Kevin’s aunt and uncle’s house.
This is the house that is under attack by the two thieves in the final part of the film.
This house is located on the Upper West Side. This area is very residential and elegant and it is located to the left of Central Park.
It is a Brownstone House, really beautiful and iconic. You can find many houses like this on the Upper West Side, in Harlem or Brooklyn.
To see Kevin’s uncle’s residence, go to 95th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
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