Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

Lights! Camera! Action! From serene rural landscapes to bustling cities and local communities, diverse settings across the USA have provided the perfect backdrop for countless movies – and are attracting both film buffs and those in search of familiar images of 'Americana'. Pictured Main image: The Griffith Observatory, which featured in La La Land, and Los Angeles city skyline; Right: The 'Rocky Steps' in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Opposite page: Last of the Mohicans was filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Rocky steps Few visitors to Philadelphia can resist the temptation of recreating the scene from Rocky where Sylvester Stallone runs up the 72 stone steps that lead to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – or imitating Stallone's famous two-arms-raised salute at the top. At the bottom of the stairs, snap a picture alongside the Rocky statue, originally created for a scene in Rocky III . / f11photo DIRECTOR'S CUT Visit locations and settings made popular in classic and timeless movies 14 MOVIE LOCATIONS