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Check out the Golden Globe-winning La La Land's locations in Los Angeles

The film La La Land won seven Golden Globes last weekend, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The movie has also sparked great interest for travellers in Los Angeles as it showcased its beauty to perfection.

The film La La Land won seven Golden Globes last weekend, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Image: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
The film La La Land won seven Golden Globes last weekend, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Image: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The two main characters, Mia and Sebastian, waltz around LA in love with each other and with the City of Angels, and many fabulous locations are featured.

 

Discover Los Angeles has put together a guide to some of the locations featured in Summit Entertainment’s hit film that will make you want to pack your bags.

The Lighthouse Café

The Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach is where musician Sebastian played piano. The music café has been going strong since May 1949, and has showcased jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Art Blakey and Cannonball Adderley.

The Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach is where Sebastian played piano. Image: Summit Entertainment
The Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach is where Sebastian played piano. Image: Summit Entertainment

Griffith Park

On the way home from a party, Sebastian and Mia discover a fabulous view of the San Fernando Valley in Griffith Park, where they perform the musical number, “A Lovely Night.” Griffith Park has more than 4300 acres, and is the eleventh-largest municipally-owned park in the US.

The film La La Land won seven Golden Globes last weekend, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Image: Summit Entertainment
Mia and Sebastian danced in Griffith Park in La La Land. Image: Summit Entertainment

Pasadena Bridge

Mia and Sebastian have a romantic interlude on the historic Pasadena Bridge. The Colorado Street bridge with its majestic arches was completed in 1913 and was proclaimed the highest concrete bridge in the world.

Mia and Sebastian have a romantic interlude on the historic Pasadena Bridge in La La Bridge. Image: Summit Entertainment
Mia and Sebastian have a romantic interlude on the historic Pasadena Bridge in La La Bridge. Image: Summit Entertainment

Angels Flight

Sebastian and Mia ride the landmark Angels Flight, located off Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Sadly visitors can’t enjoy this particular experience as the Bunker Hill funicular has been closed since 2013.

Sebastian and Mia ride the landmark Angels Flight in Los Angeles in La La Land. Image: Summit Entertainment.
Sebastian and Mia ride the landmark Angels Flight in Los Angeles in La La Land. Image: Summit Entertainment.

Hermosa Pier

Sebastian takes his hat for a stroll on Hermosa Pier and he sings “City of Stars.” The pier is a popular destination for admiring gorgeous sunsets and it extends over the Pacific Ocean.

Sebastian and his hat stroll Hermosa Pier and he sings "City of Stars" in La La land. Image: Summit Entertainment
Sebastian and his hat stroll Hermosa Pier and he sings “City of Stars” in La La land. Image: Summit Entertainment

Griffith Observatory

Sebastian and Mia visit Griffith Observatory in the film. It has appeared in many TV shows and films, perhaps most famously in Rebel Without a Cause in 1955.

View of Griffith Observatory with downtown Los Angeles skyline in background. Image: Andrew Kennelly/Getty Images
View of Griffith Observatory with downtown Los Angeles skyline in background. Image: Andrew Kennelly/Getty Images

For further information on visiting Los Angeles, visit Discover Los Angeles.