14 Of Your Favorite Movie And TV Filming Locations And How To Get There

Summer road trip, anyone?

1. Much of the filming for Spider-Man: Homecoming took place in Astoria, Queens in New York.

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In the most recent and most important Spider-Man reboot, Peter Parker is shown sitting on a fire escape catching up Tony Stark on the superheroing he did that day. In the background, we can see the Empire State building glistening just around sunset. But where was this exact shot taken?

If you answered “Queens Boulevard,” you’d be correct. But more specifically, it was between 44th and 45th streets.

Holy fire escape, Spiderman! That’s at least three stories up! Be careful.

2. The Handmaid’s Tale is shot in Canada, which is ironic considering the show’s use of Canada as a safe haven for the people refugees of Gilead.

The bridge where Janine holds her baby and contemplates ending everything is on Old Mill Road in Toronto.

As for the shots of The Wall, you’ll have to go to Mill Race Park.

Put “36 Water Street N” into your Google maps and you’ll find yourself on Offred and Ofglen’s walking route.

3. Hobbiton from The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy was filmed in New Zealand.

It’s located on private property, so the best way to see the set — which is now a museum — is to get a tour from Hobbiton Movie Tours.

Once you get there, you’ll be taken by bus to the sets that were left behind from shooting, where you’re allowed to walk around and see Hobbiton up close.

4. In Back To The Future, the McFly’s lived in a house in Arleta, California.

It’s the same location featured in the final scene when Doc Brown and Marty take off in the Delorean.

Where you’re going, you do need roads: Head to Roslyndale Ave in Los Angeles for a picture in front of the McFly’s.

Full disclosure, this is a residence. If you’re going to make the trek, be respectful to the community!

5. If you’re planning a trip to Southern Italy any time soon, you can swing by the Island of Themyscira from Wonder Woman.

Sassi di Matera, Province of Matera, is located in the southern region of Italy, where many of the Island scenes were shot.

For a more exact destination, go to the Piazza Sassi.

6. Wayne Manor in Batman Begins is actually the Mentmore Towers in Leighton Buzzar, England.

And an added bonus: Stanleys Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” was also filmed here.

May want to wash your hands after visiting.

7. And while the manor from The Dark Knight Rises looks similar, it was actually filmed at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, England.

The architect who designed Wollaton Hall was inspired by The Mentmore, which was built 200 years prior. A little ~movie magic~ behind why the two different locations look so similar.

8. La La Land obviously takes place in Los Angeles, but if you want to dance under the stars a la Mia and Seb, head to Mount Lee.

Pro tip: Go just before sunset to get that magic hour lighting for photos.

Plug “Cathy’s Corner” into your GPS app for that perfect spot.

Here’s a fun fact if for you: the crew had only two days and a 30-minute window each day to film this scene. The director Damien Chazelle wanted the scene shot with the California sunset as the backdrop of the scene because of its unique lighting.

9. Run up the same steps as Rocky when you visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania.

In 1982, a bronze Rocky statue was erected for the filming of “Rocky III.” Don’t miss that extra photo opp!

10. The ice planet from Interstellar was actually just Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. Appropriate, right?

The park was established in 2008, just six years before the film was released.

11. Quick Stop Groceries from Clerks is a real place in Leonardo, New Jersey.

Head to 58 Leonard Avenue, Leonardo, New Jersey. I assure you they’re open: Monday thru Sunday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., in fact.

12. Star Wars: A New Hope fans can see where Luke grew up by visiting Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia.

Bonus: It’s a hotel! With a Tripadvisor rating of 3.5 stars, you can stay at Hotel Sidi Driss and live out your dreams of being young Luke Skywalker.

13. Pretend you’re a Lost survivor by heading to the plane crash site on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

It’s hidden behind private property, but you can find the beach if you’re willing to walk along the water for a mile or two.

Park your car on Kamehameha Highway and walk along the beach to find the spot, because any other way of getting to this location is considered trespassing!

14. Moonlight‘s penultimate — and emotional AF — scene takes place on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, Florida.

Head to Jimmy’s East-Side Diner to have a meal like Kevin and Chiron.

Go ahead and put on “Hello Stranger” by Barbara Lewis on the jukebox. Really make it feel authentic.