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5 Must-See 'La La Land' Locations in Los Angeles

28 December 2017 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog

La La Land celebrates the city of stars with its gorgeous hues and inspiring cinematography. While enjoying your stay at our Manhattan Beach Hotel, you too can celebrate Los Angeles – and the film – by visiting the landmarks it was actually filmed in! Here are 5 of the most iconic locations showcased in La La Land:

  1. Century Freeway

Embrace the inevitable LA traffic by blasting “Another Day in the Sun” while on the ramp connecting Interstates 105 and 110. While you won’t be able to break out in dance with other drivers, La La Land’s opening number miraculously made traffic look fun.

  1. Mt. Hollywood Drive

“A Lovely Night,” featuring the one-take dance sequence in Mia’s famed yellow dress, was filmed right off Mt. Hollywood Drive in Griffith Park. While the bench included in their choreography isn’t actually a part of the location, the view of the valley is there to stay.

  1. Griffith Observatory

Already famous for incredible views and interactive exhibits, Griffith Observatory was the site for Mia and Sebastian’s planetarium date. This scene reinvigorated a new magic and romance to the landmark. 

  1. Hermosa Beach Pier

While Sebastian sings “City of Stars”, he’s walking along the Hermosa Beach Pier at sunset. Quieter than the famous Santa Monica Pier, visit this spot to take in the Pacific Ocean.

  1. Colorado Street Bridge

Another date location for Mia and Sebastian, when the couple walked along the Colorado Street Bridge it exemplified Los Angeles: warm evenings, passing cars, tall trees, and an urban concrete bridge. Take a stroll across the historic Pasadena bridge built in 1913.

Ready to take a trip to Los Angeles and chase the beautiful views featured in La La Land? Contact us to book your stay at The Sea View Inn at the Beach, Manhattan Beach’s closest hotel to the Pacific Ocean.

"City of stars, you never shined so brightly."

Where to stay.

The best place to hang your hat in the City of Angels is at our Manhattan Beach hotel - The Sea View Inn. Offering a variety of boutique style rooms along with free Wi-Fi and a heated pool. Did you forget to bring your beach toys? No problem. The Sea View Inn has complimentary Beach Toys for the kids along with Beach Chairs, Towels and even a Boogie Board for those who want to hang ten. If you have any questions contact us.

Every room at The Sea View Inn includes a coffee maker, refrigerator, and telephone with voicemail. It is like staying at home while you are on vacation.