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When you think of film locations, you probably go straight to the man-made movie sets in Hollywood. But the fact is, many of the most popular movies and TV shows were filmed (at least in part) in Northern California. With iconic landmarks such as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, lush forests like Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park’s Fern Canyon, and thousands of unique towns to explore north of Los Angeles, you won’t want to limit your location scouting road trip to Southern California.
Appears in: Silicon Valley, San Andreas, Fuller HouseAlso visit: The Painted Ladies at 1709 Broderick Street (a.k.a. the Full House house) as well as Pier 43 and the Financial District, which both appeared in San Andreas.
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Appears in: Milk, Dirty Harry
Appears in: Moneyball
Appears in: The Princess DiariesAlso visit: Mia’s house at 724 Brazil Avenue and her high school (Anthony R. Grove High School) at 2601 Lyon Street.
Appears in: Big Little LiesAlso visit: Big Little Lies filming locations throughout Monterey and Big Sur, including Garrapata State Park, Carmel River State Beach, Del Monte Beach, Lovers Point Park, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Appears in: Jurassic ParkAlso visit: Jurassic Park filming locations throughout the state, including Patrick’s Point State Park and the forested areas north of Eureka.
Appears in: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Appears in: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Appears in: Mrs. DoubtfireAlso visit: The Claremont Hotel and Spa in Berkeley; KTVU Fox 2, located at 2 Jack London Square in Oakland; and the family home at 2640 Steiner Street in San Francisco.
Appears in: The Matrix: ReloadedAlso visit: The Financial District to scope out filming locations for Matrix 4.
Want to visit even more film locations? Check out the following movie places and TV locations:
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