”Welcome to Hollywood! Everybody loves Hollywood! What’s your dream, eh?!”
Anybody remember this line from one of the most successful movies of the 90s? Pretty Woman is perhaps one of the finest movies to ever come out of Hollywood. However, how can Hollywood be anything but brilliant when it is located in one of the finest cities in the world?
Yes folks, if you have a list of places which you want to visit before you go six feet under, make sure that Los Angeles is on your agenda. Something about the beaches, the breeze and the people speak volumes about it.
While there of course, not visiting some of the most famous movie locations would mean a visit wasted. Five of the best locations are listed below. Visit and feel yourself in a time warp with the stars and the scenes of a movie!
1. Rodeo Drive
Since, the whole thing started with Pretty Woman, your first visit should definitely be here. Filled with awesome shopping destinations and colorful little thingies everywhere, feel like Julia Roberts as both of you stumble around the place looking and shopping. The number one movie location on this list is therefore Rodeo Drive.
2. Greystone Mansion
From Death Becomes Her to What Women Want, the biggest mansion in Los Angeles has definitely had its share of fame and glamor. Moreover, the mansion has quite a mouth watering history of its own. Can you imagine a price tag of $4 for this mansion? In 1928!?!?
That’s like a gazillion dollars in today’s money.
Yes fellas, such a nice amount could only be afforded by Edward Doheny, an oil-tycoon as a little present to his son. However, today it stands as one of the greatest movie locations in LA of all time.
3. Venice High School
Time to go back to school fellows!
Remember John Travolta and his moves in Grease? Well, if you do, here is a chance to visit the imaginary Rydell High School. To pay it proper tribute, be sure to hum Summer Nights and You’re the One That I Want, while visiting the legendary school. Just make sure class is not in session!
So if you love musicals and love Olivia Newton-John as much as Travolta, make sure to visit the Venice High School as it occupies the third spot in the most famous movie locations of LA.
4. Union Station
Wanna get into a cat mouse chase like Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can?
Then be sure to visit this place and feel yourself right in the shoes and the set of that great movie. Films like Pearl Harbor, Speed and The Italian Job were also shot at this station, making the spot one of the most hunted after movie locations in Los Angeles.
5. Queen Mary
No worries folks; the most visited movie locations in Los Angeles is certainly not in a church! RMS Queen Mary or Queen Mary has been a location for shooting movies like Pearl Harbor, Chaplin and Death Cruise. The structure is actually an ocean liner which functioned till 1967 from 1936.
Sailing the North Atlantic Ocean, it was indeed one of the best floating vessels of its time. In fact, it even served in World War II.