Beverly Hills, 90210

Despite the show’s name, very little of “Beverly Hills 90210” was ever shot in Beverly Hills.

The Walsh residence can actually be found in Altadena, California.

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LOCATION: 1675 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

The cast attends “West Beverly High,” which was also filmed far from Beverly Hills at Torrance High School, down in Torrance, California.  The same school was used on the TV series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and the film “She’s All That.”

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LOCATION: 2200 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

Another shot of the school seen frequently on the show.

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A few different locations served as the famous “Peach Pit” on the show.  In the first season, several episodes depicted the restaurant at 10801 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, before switching to this Venice location for the remainder of the season.

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LOCATION: 1027 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

However, the most well-known location, used from the second season onward, can be found in Pasadena.  The building has hosted a variety of restaurants since filming ended and no longer bears much resemblance to how it appeared on the show.

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LOCATION: 45 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Dylan, played by Luke Perry, lived at this house in Altadena.  It’s located just a few houses down from the Walsh residence.

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LOCATION: 1605 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

Steve’s house can be found in Encino.  The house was also seen in the films “Ghost in the Machine” and “The Dentist.”  Trees in the yard are making the front of the property increasingly difficult to see from the road.

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LOCATION: 16711 Bosque Dr, Encino, CA 91436

Andrea’s house was formerly located at 540 N Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004, but the houses on this block have since been demolished and replaced by an apartment complex.

Kelly and Donna’s beach house can be found right along the walkways of Hermosa Beach.  It’s quite a nice area to visit, even if you’re not a fan of the show.

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LOCATION: 3500 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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Groundhog Day (1993)

While set in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” was actually shot in Woodstock, Illinois.  Visiting the town is a unique experience.  Most films shoot in many, scattered locations around a city, or sometimes multiple different cities, then edit it together to make their proximity seem much closer than they actually are in the real world.  With “Groundhog Day,” however, most of the locations from the film really are in as close of proximity as they appear on film.  The filmmakers chose a town square to film in, giving a greater a sense of enclosure within a singular place, just as Bill Murray’s character of Phil Conners is experiencing in the film.  It makes for an interesting feeling, as if you’ve really walked into the film’s universe when you visit.

The “Cherry Street Inn” bed and breakfast in the film actually is a real bed and breakfast where you can stay.  However, Phil’s room seen in the film was built in a warehouse by the production.

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LOCATION: 344 Fremont St, Woodstock, IL 60098

“Gobler’s Knob,” where the groundhog is shown, is the Woodstock Square Park, located right in the center of the town square.

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LOCATION: Woodstock Square Park, Main St, Woodstock, IL 60098

“The Tip Top Cafe,” where Phil gorges himself on excessive amounts of food, has changed ownership many times since the film was shot, with many restaurants coming and going.  It’s the sidewalk out front where Bill Murray keeps stepping in the watery, ice-filled hole in the street while talking to Ned Ryerson.

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LOCATION: 108 Cass St, Woodstock, IL 60098

There are many plaques like this, located at nearly every location from the film in Woodstock, IL.  It’s refreshing to see when a town embraces their film history, as Woodstock does.

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The “Alpine Theater” where Phil arrives dressed as Clint Eastwood is the Woodstock Theatre.  It is also seen briefly at the beginning of the film, when the crew first arrives in Punxsutawney.

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LOCATION: 209 Main St, Woodstock, IL 60098

The bar where Phil drinks is the Old Courthouse Arts Center.

 

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LOCATION: 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 90068

“The Pennsylvanian Hotel,” where Andie MacDowell’s character stays, and where Phil later hurls himself from the tower, is actually the Woodstock Opera House.

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LOCATION: 121 W Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098

If you find yourself in the greater Chicago area and are a fan of the film, we highly recommend a visit to Woodstock, IL, for a unique experience of entering the film’s universe, while being hosted by locals who warmly embrace the film and it’s fans.

The Karate Kid (1984)

The 1980s classic “The Karate Kid” shot mostly around the San Fernando Valley in California.  Surprisingly, many of the film locations are not only still standing, but still closely resemble how they appear in the film.  The major exception is Mr. Miyagi’s house, which was torn down.

Daniel Larusso’s apartment still exists in Reseda, California.  The apartment looks identical to how it appeared in 1984.  However, the neighborhood it’s located in isn’t the safest of areas.

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LOCATION: 19223 Saticoy St, Reseda, CA 91335

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Daniel embarrassingly arrives in his mom’s run-down car to pick up Ali at her house for a date.

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LOCATION: 4072 Alonzo Ave, Encino, CA 91316

The two go on a date to Golf N’ Stuff, which is a real place and still open to visitors.  It’s located further south, down in Norwalk, California.

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LOCATION: 10555 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650

The location of the Cobra Kai dojo can be found in North Hollywood.

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LOCATION: 5223 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

A glimpse inside the dojo location.

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