La La Land has been the runaway success throughout awards season, leading to countless nominations – and wins – for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. And it's not just the storyline or songs that have people talking, but the stunning scenery too. The Oscar-nominated film features a whirlwind tour around Los Angeles, taking in iconic sights such as the Griffith Observatory and Warner Bros Studios. If the film has inspired you to book a trip to the City of Angels, these are some of the top destinations and hotels every La La Land fan should visit.
This sprawling 4,300 acre park features in a few scenes throughout La La Land, including Mia and Sebastian's dance to A Lovely Night, plus their romantic date night at the Griffith Observatory. Head up to the park in the late afternoon for incredible views across Los Angeles as the sun sets.
Mama Shelter, Griffith Park
Stay closer to the action at Mama Shelter, a quirky yet cosy hotel that is just a short drive or walk away from Griffith Park. Located in the heart of Hollywood, this is the perfect base for exploring some of Los Angeles' most iconic landmarks, and offers incredible views of the Hollywood Hills from its rooftop bar. Plan your visit at booking.com/hotel/us/mama-shelter-la.
Warner Bros Studios
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the sets from your favourite films and TV shows at the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Hollywood. Not only will you see exterior sets from shows such as Friends, you will also see where Mia worked as a barista before finding fame. Although the filming location was not a real coffee shop, you can still explore the same streets where Mia and Sebastian's romance blossomed.
Hotel Amarano Burbank, Warner Bros Studios
After a busy day exploring Warner Bros Studios, retreat to Hotel Amarano Burbank, which is just a 15-minute walk away. With an on-site restaurant and bar, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool, it is a great place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Plan your visit at booking.com/hotel/us/graciela.
The Smokehouse is known as Lipton's in La La Land, and is the restaurant where Sebastian has a job playing Christmas songs on the piano. Located just across the road from the Warner Bros Studios, it has long been frequented by Hollywood stars and producers since it opened in 1946, so who knows who you may spot on your visit!
La La Land fans will recognise this pier as the place that Sebastian sang to City of Stars, while gazing out to the Pacific Ocean. Spend the day soaking up the California sun on Hermosa beach and pier before paying a visit to one of the lively jazz bars nearby.
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