When it comes to our favorite TV shows, it isn’t only the characters that we fall in love with. We also fall in love with the settings. The spacious and humble apartments, the romantically lit parks, the happening restaurants, among other locations, both real and make-believe, drive our near obsessive attachments to stories that hadn’t existed in our hearts previously.
Although avid TV fans today have the luxury of binge watching their favorite shows, we all face the same heartbreak of a season â€”and series â€” ended. But there are some remedies, temporary ones at least, to help you get by.
Below you’ll find 20 TV show locations that’ll help you extend the fantasy (or find closure). So cheer up, hop in the car, and mosey on over to your favorite ones.
#1. The Baltimore Museum of Art (House of Cards)
The Baltimore Museum of Art was used for filming a scene between Frank and Zoe in the pilot episode of House of Cards. Although the series is set in Washington D.C., much of the series is filmed in Charm City.
#2. The Sparrow Tavern (Orange Is the New Black)
If you’re an Orange Is the New Black Vauseman fan (Alex Vause and Piper Chapman), definitely check out The Sparrow Tavern in Astoria, New York, where the leading ladies first met.
The Sparrow Tavern
#3. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Delight in the splendor that is Highclere Castle, Newbury, West Berkshire, the Victorian country house and setting for the critically acclaimed historical period drama Downton Abbey.
#4. Montgomery and Green Street, S.F. (Monk)
Don’t want to stop in anywhere? Roam around the streets of San Francisco (Montgomery and Green Street) to recreate this photo of Adrian Monk.
#5. 66 Perry St (Sex & the City)
The closest you may ever get to stepping into Carrie Bradshaw’s glamorous shoes is at her apartment on 66 Perry St (btw Bleeker & W 4th St), New York, NY.
#6. Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones)
The lush Kings Road from Game of Thrones is known as the Dark Hedges near Stanocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
#7. Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe (Sherlock)
There’s a museum above 221B Baker Street, the original location of Sherlock Holmes’s abode, but it was moved to North Gower Street in London, above Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe for the new series.
#8. Tom’s Restaurant (Seinfeld)
The exterior of Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan was used as Monk’s CafÃ© for Seinfeld, an iconic sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998.
#9. Mystic Grill (The Vampire Diaries)
A Covington, Georgia, store front was used for filming The Vampire Diaries. The building was later turned into Mystic Grill, a popular restaurant, cafÃ©, and bar in Mystic Falls, Virginia, where the show is set.
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#10. CafÃ© Grumpy (Girls)
CafÃ© Grumpy, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, N.Y, is included in the Girls’ Guide to New York City, and actually boasts a fair share of reviewers raving about the friendly baristas.
#11. Rosenheim Mansion (Various)
Architect Alfred F. Rosenheim built this mansion in Los Angeles in 1908. You may recognize it from American Horror Story: Murder House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files.
#12. Grand Central Oyster Bar (Mad Men)
Even though Mad Men saw its final episode last year, you can still relive moments of it by dropping into places like the Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York, New York (featured in the episode “Red in the Face”).
#13. Senoia (The Walking Dead)
Remember Season 3, Episode 3 of The Walking Dead (“Walk With Me”)? The episode features the rural town of Woodbury, Georgia (filmed in the real life town of Senoia in the same state) where 70 plus survivors established a settlement.
#14. Cheers Beacon Hill (Cheers)
Long gone are the days where you could sit at a bar where everybody knows your name… or are they? Visit Cheers on Beacon Hill (previously Bull & Finch Pub), the original pub that “inspired it all,” or the replica in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
#15. Holsten’s (The Sopranos)
Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield, New Jersey, is that old fashioned diner from The Sopranos. It originally opened up as Strubbeâ€™s Ice Cream parlor in 1939.
#16. Police Beach (Lost)
Fans of the TV series Lost should check out the remote location of Police Beach (Papa’iloa Beach), Oahu, site of the Survivor’s Camp.
#17. 3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque (Breaking Bad)
“I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico.â€ The White Residence from Breaking Bad actually belongs to a real life couple in Albuquerque.
#18. Greenwich Village (Friends)
The singular comedy TV show Friends wasn’t actually filmed in New York, but you can visit the corner of Grove and Bedford in Greenwich Village that was used for exterior shots of the gang’s apartment.
#19. The Apple Pan (Beverly Hills 90210)
Alan and Ellen Baker established The Apple Pan diner in West Los Angeles in 1947, which later inspired the retro restaurant Peach Pit featured in Beverly Hills 90210.
#20. Twede’s Cafe (Twin Peaks)
Does anyone remember the crime drama Twin Peaks starring Kyle MacLachlan? Director David Lynch found Twede’s Cafe in Washington State while scouting for filming locations. The cafe is known for its cherry pie and â€œDamn fine cup oâ€™ coffee!â€.