When my friends visited me in NYC a few summers ago, when I still lived there, there was one thing they requested be on our itinerary: the Sex and the City bus tour. It's really the best way to experience the sights and stores that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda did for ten years. A few things have been tweaked since my tour — like visiting Patricia Field's boutique on Bowery Street — but you still get cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery (delish!), sit on Carrie's stoop, and drink cosmos at a bar used on the show. There's much more than that so if you're ever in NYC for more than 4 hours, be sure to put this on your schedule.
To see some of what happens on the SATC bus tour,