8 Los Angeles Hotspots Where La La Land Was Filmed

Los Angeles is the home to many magical movie-making moments.

PHOTO: Lionsgate

Los Angeles is the home to many magical movie-making moments. For this reason, it also welcomed 45.5 million visitors in 2016. La La Land – this year’s award show sweetheart – was shot in 40 different locations through the City of Angels. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the movie about struggling artists make us fall in love with the sunny city all over again. To check out where Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone spent hours singing and dancing, check out these hotspots:

Warner Brothers Studios Lot

3400 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505 (map, website)

This is where Mia (Emma Stone) works as a barista at a coffee shop, and where she took off with Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) past Stage 6 where numerous classics were shot, including “42nd Street,” and “Dial M for Murder.”

You Are the Star Mural

1665-, 1699 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (map, website)

Mia stares at the mural of Hollywood icons, who gaze right back at her as well. Created in 1983 by Thomas Suriya, this has become one of the most symbolic murals of the city, featuring Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe…and many more.

Smoke House

4420 Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505 (map, website)

Where Sebastian played Christmas songs on the piano where he disputed with the manager played by J.K. Simmons. Then Mia came in.

PHOTO: Smoke House

Colorado Street Bridge

504-, 532 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (map)

This is where Mia and Sebastian take a romantic walk together. Although the bridge has appeared in films, it’s also been famously known as the “Suicide Bridge,” where dozens of people have leapt to their deaths.

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach (map, website)

Swoon over Sebastian singing to “City of Stars,” the movie’s romantic track. When the cameras aren’t rolling for a blockbuster, Hermosa is popular for The city’s beach is popular for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing, paddleboarding and bars.

Watts Towers

1765 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002 (map, website)

Mia and Sebastian is captured during their summer love. The Watts Towers are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures. Designed and built by Sabato (“Simon”) Rodia – an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason – the towers were made over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. It’s representative of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (map, website)

On a bench, Sebastian said, “Not much to look at, huh?” Mia responded, “I’ve seen better.” Then together, they dance to “A Lovely Night.” Afterward, they float through an empty observatory. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with an excellent view of the Hollywood Sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays.

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA (map, website)

In the film, this is where Mia and Sebastian sat and snacked inside a market downtown, then took a ride on the cable car. The market has become a landmark in Los Angeles since 1917. Today, it has some fantastic eateries that travelers can’t miss!

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