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Have you ever dreamt of finding love in the most unexpected place? In the hit Amazon Prime adaptation of Robinne Lee’s novel, The Idea of You, a single mom gets swept off her feet by a world-famous boyband singer.

Granted, such a whirlwind romance might seem like pure fiction, but the story reminds us that adventure and love can bloom anywhere, and the world remains our oyster! Follow along as we chart out the route that formed The Idea of You.

While the main filming for The Idea of You took place in Atlanta, Georgia, many of the stunning international locations you saw onscreen were movie magic. But fear not, travel enthusiasts! Wego boasts a vast global travel map waiting for you to explore the real deal. Perhaps, like Solène, we too can learn to dance before we walk—immersing ourselves in the beauty of far-off places and creating our own cinematic memories.

California, USA 

Silver Lake

In The Idea of You, Solène resides in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California—an artsy, urban neighborhood that exudes a certain whimsical charm. Whenever glimpses of this neighborhood flicker on our screens, it’s impossible not to yearn for a life there.

Silver Lake lives up to its cinematic portrayal, if not surpasses it. Named after its reservoir, this enclave is nestled between mountains and valleys, offering ample opportunities for exploration on foot. And let’s not forget the perfect “LA weather” that graces the area.

During golden hours, take a leisurely stroll down Sunset Junction along Sunset Boulevard. Window-shop at the chic boutiques lining the street while the sun sets over the Pacific, playing peek-a-boo with you. When thirst strikes, step into one of the independent cafés like Lamil Coffee for a refreshing cold brew. And for dinner, Silverlake Ramen awaits, adding to the neighborhood’s culinary delights.

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Coachella Valley

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival isn’t just a backdrop in The Idea of You; it’s the catalyst for Solène and Hayes’ encounter. Coachella, held annually in Indio, California, is a music lover’s dream come true. Nestled within the vast Coachella Valley, a desert oasis known for its natural beauty, Coachella offers more than just big-name headliners (though those are pretty amazing, too!).

Coachella’s history is as rich as its musical offerings. From its humble beginnings as a two-day event in 1993 to its current consecutive three-day weekend extravaganza, Coachella has hosted headliners like Black Pink, Beyoncé, and Frank Ocean. In 2024, Lana Del Ray, Doja Cat, Reneé Rapp, and Chappell Roan graced the festival with their electrifying tunes.

In 2025, Coachella will be held over two weekends: 11-13 April and 18-20 April. The opening weekend passes are already available. If you’re planning to attend the festival, getting there is easy – simply fly to Palm Springs International Airport, the nearest major airport to Coachella Valley.

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While The Idea of You might transport you to glamorous locations, the film’s magic lies in its clever use of Atlanta as a stand-in. Let’s explore the real locations behind the film’s memorable scenes!

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The beautiful house Solène calls home is actually a charming Atlanta residence built in the 1920s. Perfectly situated, it offers easy access to fantastic restaurants, shops, and local hotspots like the Atlanta BeltLine, Piedmont Park, and Ponce City Market, all within walking distance!

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But that’s not all. The picturesque New York City hotel we see on our screens? None other than The Candler Hotel, right here in Atlanta. Since its inception in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler, this historic gem has stood as an icon. For over two decades, it safeguarded the famous Coca-Cola formula within its walls, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Step inside The Candler Hotel, and you’ll find classic Art Deco glamour adorning its walls—the same elegance glimpsed in the movie. It’s the perfect tranquil haven after a day exploring Atlanta’s gems: the Georgia Aquarium, State Farm Arena, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Paris, France

Solène and Hayes’ whirlwind romance takes them to Paris, the City of Lights, where their love story flourishes. If you’re planning a Parisian adventure and want to retrace their steps, follow your heart to Café Le Dôme.

Their first official public date took place at the iconic Café Le Dôme. This Parisian gem dates back to 1898 and boasts a rich history. Once a hub for artists and intellectuals, it later became a favorite haunt of American literary figures living in the Left Bank. Steeped in artistic legacy, Le Dôme offers a chance to soak in the Parisian ambiance while sipping some of the city’s finest Arabica coffee.

Don’t miss their Glaces et Sorbets Berthillon, a delightful symphony of ice cream and sorbet. Picture bourbon vanilla, dark chocolate, mocha, salted butter caramel, pistachio, passion fruit, raspberry, mango, coconut, blackcurrant, lime, and green apple dancing on your taste buds.

If you’re keen to trace the footsteps of famous heroines, explore our articles on other iconic filming locations in Paris. From Emily in Paris to Grace in Monte Carlo and Bella Baxter in Poor Things, each locale holds its own cinematic magic.

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