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Movie Road Trip: Los Angeles

From the iconic Hollywood sign to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles is a city which oozes familiarity. As well as being home to the rich and famous, it also features countless landmarks and locations made famous on the big screen. Many of them appeared in some of Hollywood’s finest romantic moments, so if you’re a sucker for a rom-com or a tear jerking love drama, then you may want to check out our map of LA’s top romantic movie locations.

We’ve pinpointed the exact areas where some of LA’s most memorable romantic movie scenes were shot, plus we’ve thrown in a generous helping of the city’s top stores, restaurants and celeb hangouts. All you need to do is book your LA car rental and hit the road on the ultimate movie road trip through the heart of Tinseltown!

LA’s top movie locations

Driving around the streets of LA is like taking a trip down memory lane, thanks to the countless blockbuster movies filmed in the city through the years. But to find some of the best location spots, you need a little inside knowledge. Our movie map will point you in the right direction, but what hidden sights will it take you to?

Remember the scenes in Grease where John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John serenade each other with ‘You’re the one that I want’? They were shot in the football field behind John Marshall High School in Los Feliz, near East Hollywood.

And what about those quintessential residential streets you always see in movies? You know, the ones lined with eight bedroom homes and perfectly maintained front yards? Well, dear road tripper, our map will take you straight to El Molino Avenue in Pasadena where the Banks’ house from ‘Father of the Bride’ still stands. It really is the ultimate Hollywood street.

Elsewhere, head to the Beverly Wilshire and re-enact some of your favourite scenes from the 90s classic ‘Pretty Woman’ starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. You can also venture further afield to the Point Fermin Lighthouse which played host to the wedding scenes in ‘500 Days of Summer’.

Food, shopping and celeb hangouts

Needless to say, no visit to Hollywood is complete without indulging in a bit of celeb spotting. But where’s the best place to rub shoulders with the stars, we hear you ask? Well, luckily for you, we’ve got the lowdown on the hottest places in town. So why not treat yourself to a luxury car rental and spend the day cruising between the trendiest stores and eateries?

Swing by Urth Caffe for a delicious home grown organic coffee or herbal infused tea before browsing the latest designer trends at Milk, a fashion boutique which features regularly in ‘The Hills’.
You may also stumble upon some of The Hills cast enjoying their breakfast at Toast, a popular bistro which has also featured in the hit show ‘Entourage’.

Check out more LA movie locations and hot spots in our map and start planning your movie road trip today…

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