If the title sounds familiar, you may have read our first article on movie locations you can visit in real life. Even though movies are (mostly) fictional stories with made-up characters, it’s still enjoyable to go to these locations and put yourself in the scene.
When you’re done visiting the Rocky steps and the Dirty Dancing hotel, be sure to shimmy on over to these locations next, because your cross-country film location road trip is just getting started!
Serendipity (New York, NY)
Appropriately so, the 2001 rom-com favorite was filmed at the Upper East Side hot spot Serendipity 3 on E 60th Street–a famous café known for its frozen hot chocolate and extravagant desserts. While sipping on a bowl (yes, bowl) of this frozen treat, reminisce on when Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack did the same.
The Sixth Sense (Philadelphia, PA)
If you’ve ever repeated the famous quote “I see dead people” before, then catch the next plane, train, or bus out of town and head to 1500 Walnut Street for a glimpse of the restaurant where Bruce Willis dined with his wife in the movie. The restaurant is Striped Bass in the film, but it has since changed hands and now resides as Butcher & Singer. You can still go and pay homage to this classic thriller (especially since the spot is Hollywood-inspired).
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Atlanta, GA)
Both the elevator scene and living quarters of the tributes in the second installment of The Hunger Games were filmed at the The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta on Peachtree Center Avenue NE. You, too, can get a glimpse of the grand architecture and impressive structure of this opulent hotel while imagining yourself as Katniss Everdeen or Peeta Mellark.
Pretty Woman (Los Angeles, CA)
Southern California is home to endless filming locations, so you can really take your pick, but Pretty Woman is a notable mention because of how vital the locations are to the story. Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Wilshire, and the art-deco-inspired restaurant, Cicada, are just some of the popular locations you can go for snapping some pictures. If you’re a super fan, make a reservation at the top-rated Italian hotspot for a meal to remember.
Groundhog Day (Woodstock, IL)
While the famous ‘90s movie takes place in Punxsutawney Phil’s stomping grounds in rural Pennsylvania, the filming actually took place in Woodstock, Illinois. You can do a walking tour of all filming locations in this quaint town, with each spot holding its own significance to the movie. The downtown Woodstock Square Historic District is home to the Opera House, the theater (known as Alpine Theater in the movie), and Woodstock Square Park.
So the next time you’re stuck for weekend trip ideas, get inspired and head to these noteworthy filming sites for a trip worth documenting!