Finding Home Alone 2 Spots in New York - Gapstow Bridge and The Plaza Hotel

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'Home Alone 2' is a movie loved by many, and its scenes set in New York City are unforgettable. 

Fans of the movie often want to see the real places where Kevin had his big adventure. This article will help you find these famous places, like the famous bridge where Kevin met the pigeon lady and the grand hotel he stayed in.

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The Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

The Gapstow Bridge in Central Park is where a memorable scene from 'Home Alone 2' was filmed – the one where Kevin meets the pigeon lady.

This bridge in Central Park is not just famous for the movie; it's got its own story and was built over a hundred years ago.

This famous bridge in Central Park made of stone and offers beautiful views of the city skyline, especially the Plaza Hotel. In winter, it looks just like a scene from a postcard with snow all around. Many fans come here to see where Kevin stands, making it a special spot for 'Home Alone 2' lovers who want to take a selfie on the bridge. 

Fun fact: The Gapstow Bridge has also featured in 2 other popular films  - Cruel Intentions and Weekend at Bernie's.

Where Exactly Is The Gapstow Bridge from Home Alone 2?

Head to Central Park's southeast corner to find the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park. 

It's near 5th Avenue and 59th Street, close to the Plaza Hotel. The easiest way is to enter the park from 59th Street and follow the path leading to The Pond. The bridge is right over it.

The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon when the park is quieter and the light is great for photos. 

Winter is especially magical, but it's beautiful in all seasons. Remember to bring your camera; the bridge is perfect for capturing movie history and New York’s charm.

The Plaza Hotel's Role in 'Home Alone 2'

In 'Home Alone 2', Kevin stays in the Plaza Hotel and has some of his biggest adventures. 

This hotel is known for being fancy and grand. It's a big, old building with lots of style, right by Central Park.

In the movie, it looks grand, and that's true in real life. It’s been a popular spot for many films because it looks elegant and classic. 

Visiting the Plaza Hotel, you can see why it was perfect for the movie. It’s a place that feels special, just like it did for Kevin in his New York adventure.

Walking from the Bridge to the Hotel

Getting from the Gapstow Bridge to the Plaza Hotel is easy and quick. The walk takes about 6 minutes (according to Google Maps).

When you leave the bridge, just walk west towards Central Park South. As you walk along, you'll pass by the scenic views of The Pond. When you reach Central Park South, turn right, and soon you'll see the Plaza Hotel's grand entrance. 

It's a nice walk, letting you enjoy the calm of the park and the lively city streets.

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There are guided tours in Central Park for fans who want to see 'Home Alone 2' spots and more. Our Home Alone 2 and Elf Tour in Central Park takes you to through the cinematic wonders of these timeless classics.

For those who want to see more beyond Home Alone 2 and Elf, our Central Park pedicab tours takes you to places where many famous movie scenes were shot, in addition to spots from 'Home Alone 2'.

It's a good choice if you want to see many places without missing anything. Our guides know all the best spots and stories about the movies filmed there. It's not just about seeing the places; it's also about learning what makes them special in movie history.

Book a Pedicab Tour in Central Park. It's a great way to catch all the film magic in the city.

January 23, 2024

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