12 ’90s TV Locations You Can Visit IRL To Prove You’re The Ultimate Fan

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Whether you wish you were Carrie Bradshaw or want to be where everybody knows your name, when you're a big fan of a TV show, one of the coolest things you can do is visit one of the sets or locations where it was filmed. Of course, there are locations from all eras of television still around for fans to check out, but to narrow the nostalgia down, let's focus on '90s TV locations you can visit. There were some huge hits during the decade that you probably still watch regularly. Plus, with so many sitcoms on the air, that decade is known for iconic, establishing shots of houses and apartments — all sites that are pretty easy to visit.

As you'll see in the slideshow, there are a few ways to go about seeing locations from your favorite show in person. For some series, there are actual tours that fans can purchase tickets for. For others, there are studio sets you can take a stroll around. And in other cases, you can look up directions to locations you want to see and head out on your own. Twin Peaks fans might want to do a little trip around Washington state, for instance.

From a famous Manhattan diner to a scenic park in San Francisco, here are 12 famous '90s TV locations you can see for yourself:

by Lia Beck

1. 'Sex And The City'

There are multiple locations fans of Sex and the City can visit in New York either on their own or through a tour with On Location Tours. Stops include the exterior of Carrie's apartment, Magnolia Bakery, and Aidan and Steve's bar.

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2. 'Friends'

Another easy spot to visit in New York City is the building that was used as the exterior of Monica and Rachel's and Joey and Chandler's apartments on Friends. It's on the corner of Bedford St. and Grove. St in the West Village neighborhood.

Friends fans on the West Coast can also visit the Friends set in an entirely different way: Warner Bros. studio tours include a visit to Central Perk.

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3. 'Full House'

Fans of Full House can visit the outside of the Tanner family home in San Francisco. Or, if they have the massive amount of money, they can actually live in the house, since it's been on the market for a while. Curbed reported in September that the price was dropped to around $5.75 million.

Another Full House location to visit in San Francisco is Alamo Square Park, which is used in the intro credits.

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4. 'Seinfeld'

Like they offer for Sex and the City, On Location Tours also does guided tours that involve Seinfeld locations. Stops include Tom's Restaurant, which stands in for the diner the characters frequently visit, Gray's Papaya hot dog shop, and the soup shop that inspired "No soup for you!"

But, if you'd like to see the outside of Jerry and Kramer's apartment building, you have to go to in L.A.

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5. 'Cheers'

Yep, you can visit the real Cheers bar... or, rather, the bar that inspired the show and then changed its name to reflect that. Cheers on Beacon Hill (formerly Bull & Finch Pub) is in Boston. The bar was used for the outside shots, but the interior scenes were filmed elsewhere.

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6. 'Beverly Hills, 90210'

West Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, 90210 is actually a school called Torrance High School in Los Angeles County. It's been used for a lot of TV series and movies, including Medium, She's All That, Not Another Teen Movie, and...

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7. 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

The same Torrance High School was also used on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Sunnydale High School, attended by Buffy and her fellow demon-fighting friends.

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8. 'The Nanny'

As noted by the Reel to Real Movie and TV Locations blog, the exterior shots of the Sheffield home in The Nanny were filmed at an apartment building in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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9. 'The Sopranos'

On Location Tours has a Sopranos tour, as well. Stops include the club that stood in for the Bada Bing, the diner where Christopher was shot, and the restaurant, Holsten's, where the infamous final scene of the series was filmed.


10. 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch'

The house that was used for the exterior shots of Sabrina and her aunts Hilda and Zelda's home on Sabrina the Teenage Witch is located in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, as pointed out by NJ.com. Meanwhile, the high school used for exterior shots on the show is Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey.

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11. 'Law & Order'

On Location Tours also offers a Law & Order tour, and the company's site also has a lengthy list of locations where the long-running franchise has filmed that aren't necessarily included in the tour. Of course, you can also visit locations on your own instead. The most recognizable is probably the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse located in Manhattan's Foley Square.

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12. 'Twin Peaks'

Lastly, there are a number of locations Twin Peaks fans can visit, mostly in Washington state. As explained by Travel Channel, sites include the Snoqualmie Falls, Twede’s Cafe (aka the Double R Diner), and Salish Lodge and Spa and Kiana Lodge, which both stood in for the Great Northern Hotel on the cult classic David Lynch series.

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