Places in Los Angeles Every Harry Potter Fan Should Visit

The Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios Hollywood
The Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios Hollywood | © Prayitno / Thank you for (12 million +) view / Flickr
Kayleigh Roberts

For those still awaiting acceptance letters to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, rest assured. Despite the delay of the magical owl over the past few years (or decades), fans of the books and film series can still experience the magic life of the wizarding world outside of England and Scotland. Los Angeles is the unforeseen mecca for Harry Potter, and these are the four places every fan should visit in Hollywood’s capital.

1. Universal Studios Hollywood™

Amusement Park, Park

Main Entrance to Universal Studios, Hollywood, California,. Image shot 1999. Exact date unknown.
© Geoffrey Taunton / Alamy Stock Photo
Universal Studios Hollywood™ is an iconic amusement park and movie studio in its own right, but it took things to the next level in 2016 with the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. The Harry Potter-themed section of the park isn’t just a ride and a couple of gift shops—it’s a fully immersive experience that puts fans in Hogsmeade. Many fans wear full Hogwarts robes to the park, in spite of the blistering heat.

2. Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Museum

Warner Bros. Studios
© Andy Rusch / Flickr
The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is one of the most popular studio tours in L.A. On it, fans will see backlots and sets from famous movies and television shows, such as Casablanca and Friends. For Harry Potter fans, however, the real attraction is the mini-Potter museum, full of props and costumes used in the actual films.

3. Exit Game

Amusement Park

Exit Game features several escape rooms full of technology, tasking players to dodge lasers and solve complicated puzzles to secure their escape. Harry Potter fans will be particularly interested in the School of Sorcery escape room, which is not officially Harry Potter-themed, but it might as well be.

4. TCL Chinese Theatre (Originally Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)

Theatre

Graumans Chinese Theatre
© Chris Schmich / Flickr

The TCL Chinese Theatre is a historic site in Hollywood. The famous theater frequently plays host to movie premieres and industry events. For tourists, it’s the place to go to see the famous Hollywood handprints—including those of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article