Top 5 Movie and TV Filming Locations to Visit

Top 5 Movie and TV Filming Locations to Visit

Have you ever wanted to get a taste of Hollywood? Maybe you’re just a fan of picturesque locations, or you want to walk the same streets your favorite TV show or movie characters did. If so, this is the article you’ve been looking for. We’re going to give you 5 popular filming locations along with the shows and movies that are filmed there.


Whether you just want to go star seeing, take a quick photo op, or draw in some spiritual vibrations of popular filming spots, these are the places you should visit.

Los Angeles

If you want to catch filming locations, it doesn’t beat Los Angeles. This city is the home of Hollywood, and it still boasts the most celebrities per square mile than any other place. Home of all sorts of major movie studios, this place was a TV and movie Mecca for close to a century.

The great part about LA is that they’ve embraced the movie industry in a way that makes it pretty tourist friendly. You can tour famous game show sets like Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, catch the Jimmy Kimmel Show, or tour one of the super famous studios. The options are basically endless. Los Angeles isn’t called Tinseltown for nothing.

 

Atlanta

Working diligently to try and dethrone Los Angeles as the movie and TV capital of the world, Atlanta is quickly rising the ranks as one of the most popular places to film. Famous shows like The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, and Atlanta are filmed here. Don’t be fooled by the TV shows. There are also plenty of movies that have called Atlanta home including Avengers, Captain America, Dumb and Dumber To, Hunger Games, Anchorman 2, and the upcoming Venom movie. While tax breaks are the most likely explanation for the influx of films shot in this Southern city, it’s also just a good place. The weather is pretty cooperative most of the year--albeit hot--and it has a vibrant nightlife that’s attractive for movie stars.

 

New York

New York and Atlanta are basically 1a and 1b when it comes to famous filming locations. New York is one of the world’s largest cities, which makes it perfect for finding all sorts of great locations to film. For TV, New York is the home of 30 Rock, SNL, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, Mr. Robot, and more. For films, the list is even more impressive. There are too many to name them all, but a few of my favorites are Big, Gremlins, Men in Black, Birdman, and Spiderman. It doesn’t get much better than that.

 

New Zealand

If New Zealand isn’t high on your list of places to visit, it absolutely should be. This island nation has incredible culture, otherworldly landscapes, and people with really cool accents. This country has seen a recent surge of new movies being filmed here, and if you look up some pictures of the place, it’s not hard to see why. While TV shows aren’t super abundant here, movies definitely are. The list of films calling New Zealand home include The Lord of the Rings franchise (you can still visit Hobbiton!), King Kong, Black Sheep, Avatar, and What We Do in the Shadows. If you want an experience of a lifetime, you should definitely tour this sheep-filled paradise.

 

London

A major world financial hub, London is also home to some major movies and shows. The most famous TV show is probably Dr. Who, but others include The IT Crowd, Sherlock, and Trust. For films, the list is pretty large, since it seems like lots of folks like to stop in for a quick visit. Movies like James Bond, The Avengers, and The DaVinci Code all made at least short stops here. With a famous skyline, tons of intrigue, and the natural business of the city, it’s the perfect spot for at least a few scenes.


If you want to chase movie sets and get pictures where the stars put their performances to film, these are the top 5 places you should visit.

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