If you are a movie fan or have some favorite TV shows that you watch regularly you might be inspired to search out some of the iconic locations that are dotted around famous cities like Los Angeles.
Here are some pointers on where you can track down some famous movie and TV locations in and around the city that is the birthplace of Hollywood, so whatever your favorite movie or show is, there’s a chance that LA has some involvement in the making of it.
A regular feature
Once you have confirmed your reservation at a hotel in the area like the JW Marriott LA LIVE, for instance, you can then start to make a list of the must-see locations that you want to see in the flesh.
One of most likely film location venues on your list will be Union Station, which has featured in many movies, including the Dark Knight Rises and Blade Runner, to name just a couple of blockbusters amongst the hundreds of movies and shows that have used a part of the station during filming.
Plenty of Fast and Furious clues
If you love the Fast and Furious franchise there are going to be plenty of opportunities in LA to enjoys some of the iconic locations that feature in the original movie or one of the sequels.
The original Fast and Furious that started it all off featured Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, testing his racing driving skills in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium.
You might not get the chance to try the same stunts while you are there but the backdrop of the stadium is unmistakable.
Alameda Square is the venue for a street rally, and Toretto House in Echo Park is actually still standing in real-life, despite being blown up in Furious 7, and is not hard to spot when you search it out.
The list of Fast and Furious locations in LA is a long one so you will have many photo opportunities if you spend some time searching them out.
Pretty Woman fans are going to have some fun
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts definitely put their stamp on this hugely popular movie and it’s hard not to think of the movie when you take a stroll down Rodeo Drive.
The Beverly Wilshire hotel where Vivian Ward was paid to stay with the affluent Edward Lewis is an unmistakable icon, but don’t expect the inside to look familiar, as the hotel was only used for external shots, with the recently-demolished Ambassador Hotel being used for the indoor scenes.
Probably the ultimate LA TV show
Beverly Hills, 90210 is undoubtedly one of the most famous TV shows to be associated with Los Angeles.
However, don’t expect to set the navigation to 90210 and turn up at West Beverly High, as it was actually Torrance High School at 2200 West Carson Street that was used.
In fact, only a handful SoCal locales are actually in Beverly Hills. Which highlights how all is not necessarily what it seems on the big and small screen.
That doesn’t stop fans having fun tracking down the sights that are so familiar to them in the amazing place for movie-making that is LA.