Director: Chris Columbus
Areas Featured: The Plaza Hotel

Forget its view of Central Park, its Grand Ballroom, and the pesky little girl Eloise, the only reason we're interested in the Plaza is to check into suite 411 a la Kevin McAllister during a memorable scene in Home Alone 2. There was something so satisfying about watching a kid undermine the staff of one of the ritzy places in NYC, pull off credit fraud with his dad's Visa, and basically embark in every overprotected kid's fantasy of freely venturing around a big city. Unfortunately, the check in area of the movie is now the residents-only area, and closed off to us poor beggars who try to experience something in the movies.-TA