Even film buffs have to get out from in front of the screen sometimes. Star in your own getaway with this award-winning film location planner. While we can make the argument that everywhere in LA is a film location, we've pulled out a few no-brainers and included some fun things that every fan of the movies must do. Make sure to check out "film locations" on discoverlosangeles.com for more.
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And we're rolling...start with breakfast at Westfield Century City, built on the grounds of the former 20th Century Fox backlot. Then it's off for a whirlwind trip through Hollywood history - including the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and classic Film Noir locations - that ends with spectacular views from the one-of-a kind Yamashiro restaurant.
It's Day 2, what's your 20? Start the day with the world-famous Studio Tour and movie-themed rides at Universal Studios Hollywood. Head to Downtown LA for some LA LA Land goodness, a stunning Blade Runner location, and two iconic hotels with Hollywood history, the Millennium Biltmore and Westin Bonaventure. And finally it's "all aboard" for a stop at Union Station - site of the 2021 Oscars - and dinner at a Chinatown favorite serving up authentic Chinese cuisine with vegan options.
Set jet out to the beautiful LA Arboretum, which has transformed into faraway lands for classic Tarzan movies, The African Queen, and modern hits like Jurassic Park and Terminator 2. Enjoy an old school Mexican lunch from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, check out legendary "Hollywood Dream Machines," then spend Magic Hour on Venice Beach for a show-stopping sunset. That's a wrap.
Take a beautiful walk through LA's cinematic "jungle."
Book a private film location tour at this historic hotel.