Visiting “Stars Hollow” on the Warner Bros. Lot: Top 5 Tips for Gilmore Girls Fans

By Brittany Simmons (Special Guest Blogger)

Thinking about taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour to catch a glimpse of Stars Hollow? Read about Brittany’s experience on the backlot and learn how you can make the most of your studio tour as a Gilmore Girls fan!

My Love for Gilmore Girls

The Warner Brothers Lot is home to my favorite TV show, Gilmore Girls. I started watching Gilmore Girls two years ago when it was put on Netflix. From the moment I heard Lorelai beg Luke for more coffee, I was hooked. Once my family started watching the show with me, it made it even more special. My mom is my Lorelai Gilmore and through our relationship, I was able to relate to Lorelai and Rory in a special way. Since staring my Instagram account about the show, named @GilmoreGirlsOnly, last December my fondness for it has grown even more and continues to grow with every post, fan interaction, and experience I have. I am super lucky to live close to Warner Brothers studio and to have had the opportunity to go on their tour three times. With the upcoming release of the Gilmore Girls revival titled, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, I decided to visit the Warner Brothers tour again in December of 2015, when the construction was beginning to take place.

The Initial Moments of the Tour

The thing that I love most about the Warner Brothers tour is that each visit is a new, unique experience. My main focus for the tour this time was to find as many Gilmore Girls landmarks as I could and to see if I could sneak a peek at the revival construction. I immediately spotted a poster of Rory Gilmore and a behind the scenes photo from season 2 of the show after walking into the lobby and knew from there that my day would be a success. After being separated into multiple groups, I was led to a tram by my tour guide. We introduced ourselves, told him our favorite shows, and explained why we were excited to go on the tour. From there, we were off on our journey through entertainment history. When we finally arrived at Anytown U.S.A. – home to Stars Hollow- I was initially in a state of shock due to the emptiness of the city.

An Empty Backlot

Luke’s Diner wasn’t a diner. The gazebo was nowhere to be found. The buildings were almost unrecognizable. The town of Stars Hollow was deserted. The fast-talking town was silent. Our tram drove by the empty shop windows. Workers were busy painting the details back into the set: to bring Stars Hollow back to life.

Star’s Hollow Book Store, Miss Patty’s School of Dance, Doose’s Market, Mrs. Kim’s Antique Shop, and the Church were all visible while on the tour. Although their names were not displayed in the familiar fashion seen on the show, true fans were able to decipher which towns member owned what building.

The Deception of Television

Television is sneaky. It takes a strip of houses located directly next to a town and makes it appear miles away. As a viewer of the show, you would have never guessed that Sookie St. James’ house was located walking distance from the Church. You also wouldn’t know that Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s house was directly attached to Sookie’s house; that by walking through one house, you arrived at the other.



Now, you might be thinking: how can this be? Didn’t they film inside of their houses? Where is the interior? The furniture that we know and love? This is where the magic of television tip-toes back into the picture. The majority of the interiors of the houses and the Dragonfly Inn were actually filmed inside of a soundstage. The soundstage, which is about the size of a warehouse, can be manipulated into multiple, different locations solely separated by a wall. The entire Gilmore house was filmed (most likely without a roof) inside of adjacent rooms (similar to the layout of a house) located inside of a soundstage that contained a replica of the outside of the Gilmore house for when someone needed to walk in and out of the home.

A Unique Photo-Opportunity

Now, if you did go on the tour and walked into the Gilmore House standing outside you would see two things: 1) an empty space and 2) the stairs that Lorelai and Rory walked down multiple times throughout the series. On the exterior portion of the house, the stairs that the cast walked up and down on to get inside of the house are still there and provide a wonderful photo opportunity where you can recreate some famous scenes from the show.

My suggestion is using the lawn to recreate when Rory comes home after her fight with Lorelai or using the photo my mom and I replicated to create the perfect mother-daughter moment. Lorelai’s garage, where Help Alien performed and Luke’s boat resided, is still intact and located adjacent to the house. Inside, there is the smallest piece of pink wallpaper from the show that was preserved by the Warner Brothers community. Sadly, my tour did not have the same love for Gilmore Girls as I did, so we could not stay in the vicinity of the house long, but the few minutes I got to stand in the footsteps of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are moments that I will never forget.

Top 5 Tips for the WB Tour

  1. When you meet your tour guide, let him know that you are a big Gilmore Girls fan.
  2. There will most likely be 8-10 strangers on the tour with you. Be loud and speak up to your tour guide so you can have the best experience possible.
  3. If you really want to see a specific place, let your tour guide know. For example, in order to see the Gilmore house, I had to yell at my tour guide to stop the tram.
  4. For the most accessibility, go on the tour on the weekends.
  5. If you want to possibly see a celebrity, go on the tour on the weekdays.

I’ll be back!

The Warner Brothers tour will always be one of my favorite places to go to in Los Angeles and will continue to provide the perfect look into the entertainment business for fans. I will definitely go back there in the future and encourage all of you to check it out as well! To book a tour time and get more information go to: https://www.wbstudiotour.com/tour.


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Make Your Kitchen Look Like Luke’s Diner: Free Printable “No Cell Phones Sign” to download and print at home!


One of my favorite things to look for on my elusive search for a real-life Stars Hollow is a town diner just like Luke’s. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a diner like Luke’s yet, but I thought it would be fun to recreate the funny “No Cell Phones” sign that hangs behind his counter near the coffee machine. Feel free to print this up and post it on your refrigerator. Of, if you want to get really fancy, frame it! Just be prepared to get odd looks from all the iPhone and Android obsessed users out there. :)

NOTE: Free for personal use only. Although this printable file is free, it cannot be sold or distributed without prior permission.

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Luke's Diner Poster on Etsy

I Needed More Luke In My Life, So I Created This Retro Diner Poster

If you fantasize about walking into your neighborhood greasy spoon and seeing a man in a flannel shirt and backwards cap serve you breakfast (and begrudgingly refill your coffee), then this artwork is for you! The inspiration for this new poster design came from vintage advertisements from the 1950s-1960s. Coffee, coffee, coffee! Check it out on Etsy here.

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Stars Hollow Vintage Travel Poster & ATX Gilmore Girls Reunion Celebration GIVEAWAY (Winners Announced)

I am a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan and I created this vintage travel poster as a discreet way to show my love for the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Even though I’ve never lived in Stars Hollow, this poster feels like “home” to me, and I hope it feels that way to other fans, too! I actually showed this version, along with a RED version, to a very passionate Gilmore Girls fan club on Facebook, and I had an overwhelming number of votes for the BLUE version, though I must say, the RED version “pops” more, and lends itself to a more retro print look.

This artwork is meant to be discreet so to the outside eye, it looks like a vintage travel poster from yesteryear, but I had to add little touches here and there, such as a sign for LUKE’S and of course, the famous Gazebo, Church & Dragonfly Inn.

Buy this poster!

You can now purchase it on Etsy! After the feedback I received on Facebook from my fellow GG fans, I am having a large quantity of blue posters printed. However, since some people feel strongly about the red version, I decided to offer it as well, but it will be a special order. :)

Win this poster!

In celebration of the Gilmore Girls Reunion at the ATX Festival tonight, I am giving away 3 FREE Stars Hollow Posters! To enter this contest, please click here to share this post on Facebook or RETWEET this post and write a comment about what you love about Stars Hollow, or why you would like this poster, and I’ll choose 3 winners. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you!

Update (6/24/15): Stars Hollow Poster Giveaway Winners

Thank you all for participating! I loved, loved, LOVED reading all of your wonderful comments about Stars Hollow! And the winners are… Lex Zuniga, Lidia and Maria! I will be contacting you via e-mail for your shipping addresses. :)

Now let’s all hope for a Gilmore Girls movie so we can revisit Stars Hollow once more!

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Litchfield, CT vs Stars Hollow

Remember when Luke lived in Litchfield?

Because of its close proximity to Kent and Washington Depot, Litchfield, CT seemed like an obvious detour to take on our road trip to Stars Hollow. Plus, in Season 4, Episode 11 of Gilmore Girls (“In the Clamor and the Clangor”), Luke references the town when he tells Lorelai that he moved to Litchfield with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Nicole.

A town green but not a square…

I definitely found Litchfield to be worthy of a pit stop. Even though activity on the main street was non-existent, the quaint and beautifully decorated storefronts (as seen in my video) align with what you’d expect from a charming, archetypal New England town. While I didn’t exactly see a Luke’s Diner type of establishment, the upscale restaurant, West Street Grill looked equally inviting. I just wish the town green had more of the “hug” factor that makes Stars Hollow feel so cozy and isolated from the rest of the outside world. As it stands now, the town green of Litchfield is very one-sided – basically it consists of a grassy area next to a street full of businesses, as opposed to being nestled in a square encompassed by businesses and community buildings on all sides.

Other Similarities to Stars Hollow

  1. Abundance of rustic, festive street decorations that really give you that small, hometown feeling.
  2. Charming, walkable town green dotted with independently-owned shops and restaurants.
  3. There’s also an antique shop, though it’s not situated inside a home like Mrs. Kim’s.

Major Differences from Stars Hollow

  1. No gazebo.
  2. No town “hug” factor – it’s more like a street and not an enclosed town square like Stars Hollow.
  3. No casual American eatery similar to Luke’s Diner.
  4. Not much foot traffic even though there are quite a few restaurants and shops!

About my quest – see my video footage of Litchfield and other towns that look like Stars Hollow!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey above!

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New Milford, CT vs Stars Hollow

Yes, there is a gazebo, but…

Along with Washington, CT, New Milford has been touted many times on Gilmore Girl fan blogs and forums as one of the towns in Connecticut that most closely resembles Stars Hollow. One former New Milford resident even said that after she watched an episode of the Gilmore Girls, she actually believed the show was filmed there! Naturally, after seeing photos of the promising gazebo (a Stars Hollow staple!), New Milford was among the top must-see towns on my list that I had to visit on my quest to finding Stars Hollow.

…is that all there is?

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this town after doing some recon on Google Maps. After taking a peek of the town green through Google Maps Street View, I thought the main street looked a bit weathered and didn’t seem to have many charming/quaint shops and thriving businesses that would serve an isolated community similar to Stars Hollow. After visiting the area firsthand, my suspicions were sadly confirmed.

Don’t get me wrong, the gazebo is wonderful…. And when the town is covered in fresh snow (as seen in my video), New Milford definitely has its own charm – but it’s no Stars Hollow. After seeing some of the abandoned businesses and lack of foot traffic, the area felt kind of…depressing. When I’m supposedly in the heart of a town, I want to bask in its isolation, as if it’s “hugging” me (similar to how Lorelai explains that the library at the Dragonfly Inn is her favorite room because it “hugs you” in a way that makes you feel safe, warm and loved). I couldn’t help but feel like I needed a blanket when walking around New Milford, and believe me, it had nothing to do with the chilly weather that day.

But wait…I found “Chilton”

After exploring the town green by foot, we drove around the neighborhood and spotted a very charming private school that was definitely reminiscent of Chilton, right down to the color of their uniforms! Despite my earlier disappointment regarding the neglected town green, the beautiful campus of Canterbury somehow makes up for it. So, if it’s Stars Hollow you seek, you may find a very thin slice of it in New Milford, CT after all.

Similarities to Stars Hollow

  1. There’s a gazebo! Hallelujah!
  2. Town green – though way bigger than Stars Hollow.
  3. Church adjacent to town green – though it’s made of stone and not white.
  4. There is a nearby boarding school that looks like “Chilton.”

Major Differences from Stars Hollow

  1. It’s more like a street and not a cozy/intimate square like in Stars Hollow.
  2. Not many charming shops…more like abandoned spaces and realty businesses.
  3. Lack of foot traffic – not many locals milling around and enjoying leisure activities/running errands, etc.

About my quest – see my video footage of New Milford and other towns that look like Stars Hollow!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey above!

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Guilford, CT vs. Stars Hollow

A supersized version of Stars Hollow

Guilford reminded me of a supersized version of Stars Hollow, minus the quintessential gazebo. The town green is HUGE and seems to span a few blocks, so while it’s not as intimate and cozy like the center of Stars Hollow, I like that the heart of town is fully enclosed by quaint shops and buildings on all four sides, like a real town square. Unlike the “exposed” town green in New Milford and Litchfield, the old world charm of Guilford felt isolated from the rest of the modern world.

Was Lorelai running errands that day?

Dance Studio in Guilford, CT

Dance Studio in Guilford, CT

After milling around the shops and picking up some aromatic gifts at the Spice & Tea Exchange (adorable shop), I decided to shoot some video around the town square. Guess what type of car kept on popping up in all of my shots? An orange JEEP! Could it be that after much coaxing from Luke, Lorelai finally upgraded her ride after all? All joking aside, it was nice to see local residents shopping and running errands in town, instead of having to drive to the big box stores elsewhere. Aside from the businesses mentioned in my list below (“Other Similarities to Stars Hollow”), we found a small dance studio behind one of the buildings. Unfortunately, Miss Patty was nowhere to be seen.


Other Similarities to Stars Hollow

  1. Charming, walkable town square that is enclosed and feels isolated from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
  2. Hardware store – Page Hardware – similar to Luke’s (converted) Diner, however, they actually sell tools.
  3. Small grocery store – Guilford Food Center – that is similar to Doose’s Market. This store was also featured in the 2012 movie, Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.
  4. Local dance studio, Limelight, similar to Miss Patty’s.
  5. Town Hall – where you would expect Taylor Doose to conduct town meetings.
  6. Quaint church on the green – St. George Church

Major Differences from Stars Hollow

  1. No gazebo.
  2. Huge, unlike the cozy/intimate quarters of the Stars Hollow town square.
  3. No diner or casual eatery similar to Luke’s Diner.
  4. Empty streets, not as busy as Stars Hollow would be on a typical day.

About my quest – see my video footage of Guilford and other towns that look like Stars Hollow!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey below!

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Washington Depot, CT vs. Stars Hollow

The actual town that inspired the Gilmore Girls

Washington, CT (aka Washington Depot, CT) is cited to be the main inspiration for Stars Hollow, so naturally, I had to check it out. Amy-Sherman Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, talks about the genesis of Stars Hollow in an interview for The A.V. Club: “I went on vacation to Connecticut, because I wanted to see Mark Twain’s house. I stayed at an inn, and it was very charming, in a tiny town, and everybody seemed to know each other, and there was a pumpkin patch across the street.”

“I went on vacation to Connecticut, because I wanted to see Mark Twain’s house. I stayed at an inn, and it was very charming, in a tiny town, and everybody seemed to know each other, and there was a pumpkin patch across the street.”

– Amy-Sherman Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls

Local Pharmacy, Washington Depot, CT

Local Pharmacy, Washington Depot, CT

So, according to Amy-Sherman Palladino, Washington seems like the perfect place to find Stars Hollow, right? Wrong! After doing some research on forums, I learned from other travelers and local residents that Washington Depot is nothing like Stars Hollow. And after visiting the town myself, I wonder if Amy-Sherman Palladino was actually referring to the general surrounding area of Litchfield County, and perhaps Washington was the only town name she could remember because she was staying there, at the Mayflower Inn. At any rate, I can now confirm to all Gilmore Girls fans and future travelers – if you seek to find a town like Stars Hollow, you will not find it in Washington, CT. According to The Gilmore Girls Companion book, New England resident, Edward Herrmann (Richard on Gilmore Girls) says: “Washington Depot is nothing like Stars Hollow; it is a weekend haven for New Yorkers.”

“Washington Depot is nothing like Stars Hollow; it is a weekend haven for New Yorkers.”

– Edward Herrmann, actor who plays Richard on Gilmore Girls

Where’s “Luke’s Diner?”

Amy-Sherman Palladino mentioned visiting a diner in her interview for The A.V. Club: “I went to a diner, and people kept getting up to get their own coffee. No one was there to be waited on. It seemed like a fun environment to put [the characters] in.” For starters, while most towns will have a square or main street with several businesses, the “village” of Washington Depot is tiny – almost non-existent – and mainly consists of a grocery store and pharmacy. Where is this elusive diner Amy-Sherman Palladino speaks of in Washington, CT? It’s more likely she was referring to a diner in a more charming nearby town, like Kent, CT.

We saw a “Dean” stocking groceries!

After feeling a bit underwhelmed by the town depot, we decided to go inside the local grocery store, Washington Food Market. We bought a couple of sodas – or as Dean would say, “pop” – and that’s when we spotted a boy who couldn’t be any older than 16, stocking drinks at the refrigerated section of the market. After stalking the aisles looking for a Taylor Doose, we paid for our drinks and left. Sadly, that was the highlight of our Gilmore Girls/Stars Hollow scavenger hunt in the Depot.

An extravagent version of “The Independence Inn”

After prowling around town (which took all of 10 minutes) we drove to The Mayflower Grace for lunch – the inn that Amy-Sherman Palladino says inspired The Independence Inn. It’s a beautiful establishment, and judging from the exterior and the fact that it also has a restaurant, I could definitely see Lorelai and Sookie working there. However, the similarities stop there. When I think of The Independence Inn, I picture a warm, friendly, and homey yet elegant environment. The Mayflower Grace Inn – with its absolutely gorgeous and lavish interiors – somehow felt cold, stuffy and pretentious. Don’t get me wrong, the staff was very nice and professional, but I could tell even they wanted to loosen their collars a little bit. Foodwise, lunch at The Tap Room was okay – the bread on my lobster roll tasted stale, but the actual filling was really delicious. Same goes for the $24 angus burger.

Aside from the food, the environment was quite lovely…we sat in a cozy corner with a fireplace on one side and a window on the other. It started snowing during lunch, so I decided to step out to their enclosed patio and film the flurry (see the video here). It was kind of magical. I had a Lorelai Gilmore moment. So, with all that said, I would still recommend you visit The Mayflower Grace. Just keep in mind what Edward Herrmann (who plays Richard Gilmore) has to say about the place, according to The Gilmore Girls Companion book: [The Mayflower Grace] is so fake they have resorted to those awful cutesy bronze statues in the lobby. A pile of ye olde luggage sits right next to the check-in desk.” Rest assured, I believe The Mayflower Grace has since been renovated – no replica luggage or cheesy statues were in the lobby when I was there in December 2014 – it’s definitely had a more tasteful update since Edward Herrmann visited.

WWTBFCD aka What would The Barefoot Contessa do?

If you’re looking for an inn that more closely resembles the look and spirit of “The Independence Inn” or “The Dragonfly Inn”, check out my blog entries for Old Lyme and Stonington, CT.

Other Similarities to Stars Hollow

  1. Cute local grocery store, Washington Food Market – similar to Doose’s market.
  2. Town festivals & events, such as “Holiday at the Depot” during Christmastime…though we weren’t able to attend, it looked like a small, yet charming town event.
  3. Inns – The Mayflower Grace, while a bit fancier compared to The Independence and Dragonfly Inn, appears to offer a luxurious New England Inn experience.

Major Differences from Stars Hollow

  1. No gazebo.
  2. No town green or square.
  3. Lack of cute shops, restaurants and other businesses in the Depot area.
  4. Sleepy town, not many locals milling around the Depot running their errands and such.

About my quest – see my video footage of The Mayflower Grace and other towns that look like Stars Hollow!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey below!

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Kent, CT vs. Stars Hollow

“Everything’s magical when it snows…”

Kent, Connecticut was our first stop on the road to finding Stars Hollow. The funny thing is, a lot of the CT residents that we met on the trip (i.e. rental car agents, innkeepers, etc.) were surprised that we were visiting Connecticut all the way from California…for VACATION! It was raining when we arrived in mid-December, and the rental car agents were apologetic about it, but we didn’t care, we were hoping it would turn into snow! And just like magic…it snowed overnight and we woke up to a winter wonderland the next day. Check out my video to see some of the magical snowing shots of rural Connecticut!


We met a “Luke” and he made us breakfast!

We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast on Main Street called the Starbuck Inn, owned and ran by a single gentleman named Peter Starbuck. Peter looks more like a rugged lumberjack or fisherman than an innkeeper – more of a “man’s man,” if you will – and although he didn’t wear a backwards cap, I could definitely see him feeling right at home in a flannel plaid shirt. Not only that, but he cooked us the best damn breakfast we had on the trip! He was also very knowledgable about the happenings in town. His demeanor reminded me of Luke Danes so much, I half-expected him to start complaining about Taylor Doose! We were the only ones staying at the Starbuck Inn that night, so we had the place to ourselves and ate breakfast with a lovely view of the back gardens by the window. There’s a shot in my video of the snow-covered landscape – it was the view outside one of our windows at the Starbuck Inn.


Lane Kim served us dinner at Kingsley Tavern!

Inside Kingsley Tavern in Kent, CT

Inside Kingsley Tavern in Kent, CT

Okay, so, this may be a bit of a stretch, but I noticed that the demographics of Connecticut (at least the small towns we visited) did not seem as racially diverse as the melting pot of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. No biggie…as an Asian myself, I didn’t feel out of place at all. And the major cities of Connecticut, such as Hartford, look to be very diverse much like most metropolitan areas. However, I did geek out and have a Gilmore Girls moment during dinner at Kingsley Tavern, when I saw that our server was Asian and looked like a “Lane Kim” without glasses! She was quick, friendly and efficient…and strangely enough, she looked like she would have good taste in music. See, I told you it was a bit of a stretch, but when you’re on a quest to find Stars Hollow, little details like this are victories.

Lorelai & Rory inside Luke's Diner

Lorelai & Rory inside Luke’s Diner

The restaurant itself was also a pleasant surprise. We ate there on a whim the night we arrived (after a long drive from the Hartford airport), and didn’t expect to have such a delicious, farm-to-table culinary experience! And if you look at my photos and video footage of the exterior, the tinkling lights and window setting very much reminds of the shot of Lorelai and Rory sitting inside Luke’s Diner, in the Gilmore Girls opening credits sequence and series finale episode. To see more of this restaurant, check out my video footage.

Other Similarities to Stars Hollow

  1. Charming, walkable town with locally-owned conveniences such as a coffee shop, bakery, deli, bookstores, restaurants, gift shops and a drug store.
  2. Town festivals & events, such as the Gingerbread Festival during the holidays, where local business compete in a gingerbread house contest.
  3. There is a nearby “Chilton” – Kent is known for being home to a couple of prestigous college prep schools.
  4. Covered bridges – the red painted, covered bridge at Kent Falls is especially charming! It’s the second shot in my video.
  5. Inns and B&Bs – there are a few in town, but we chose The Starbuck Inn because it was within walkable distance to the local businesses and situated right on Main Street.

Major Differences from Stars Hollow

  1. No gazebo.
  2. No town green or square.
  3. No local supermarket on Main Street.
  4. Sleepy town, not many locals milling around main street running their errands and such.

About my quest – see my video footage of Kent and other towns that look like Stars Hollow!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey below!

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VIDEO: The Search for Stars Hollow

See more of “Stars Hollow” in my video below!

I’ve been obsessed with the quirky town of Stars Hollow for years now, and did some research online to see which towns resembled it the most. I scoured blogs, articles and forums, taking notes from real Connecticut residents and other Gilmore Girls fans, who were also on a similar quest. Then, I narrowed down a comprehensive list of the top towns to visit on my journey to finding a real-life version of Stars Hollow. See the video of my journey below!

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