At this point, it’s become cliche to say that a city plays a character in certain films. But, then again, not every film spends as much time running around a city as “La La Land.”
The hit movie, which has already been nominated for over 140 awards—including seven Golden Globes—dedicates as much time showing off the city of Los Angeles as it does to the love story between its two main characters, Mia and Sebastian.
“The way the film mixes two people leading very hip, modern lives with all these iconic Hollywood locales is unique,” Marc Platt, producer for the film, said in a statement. “You get a feeling both of the romantic fantasy of the city and its grounding in real lives.”
The film was a whirlwind around the city of angels; It was shot at 48 locations in just 42 days.
Here are 11 of the locations featured in the film that should be on any “La La Land”-inspired itinerary.