San Diego boasts a renowned backdrop. As a result, it’s featured in some of Hollywood’s most iconic films. From Jodi Foster trading lives with on-screen mother Barbara Harris to Tom Cruise attending the elite Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School, San Diego has seen it all. Now you can too when you stop by these famous locations!
Kansas City Barbeque
Known today as the “Top Gun Bar,” Kansas City Barbeque is in the harbor district. According to its website, they’ve been “improving meal plans in the San Diego area with [their] flavor-packed meats, homemade sauces, and fresh sides since 1983.” And while you may feel like a movie star at this location, they promise you’re treated like family!
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You’ll feel completely famous as you retrace the steps of teenage journalist William Miller from Almost Famous. Your list of stops include Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, Cortez Hill, and San Diego Sports Arena.
Disney’s Freaky Friday is an on-screen classic highlighting the complex relationship between mother and daughter. But the whimsical twist comes full circle on San Diego’s very own Mission Bay. If only every misunderstanding could be solved by waterskiing on these clear blue waters.
If you’re a fan of the award-winning movie, Traffic, then you’re in for a fun day in Balboa Park, La Jolla, and downtown San Diego.
Hotel Del Coronado
It’s hard to forget Marilyn Monroe alongside costars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the well-known comedy from 1959, Some Like it Hot. To soak up the story line and its rich history in San Diego, simply head over to Hotel Del Coronado and Coronado Municipal Beach.
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Fun Fact Friday! Sixty years ago, on September 8, 1958, filming began at The Del for the comedy classic Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis. One Floridian was less than happy with director Billy Wilder’s decision to shoot the movie in San Diego. Miami Mayor Robert King High reportedly said it was “a sacrilege” to allow Southern California to assume the role of Florida’s “Sunshine State.” This sour criticism was ably met by Coronado’s mayor, who wired back: “Some like it hot, but not as hot as Miami in September.”
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