One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is that you can probably find the filming locations of your favorite films. In (500) Days Of Summer, the popular romantic film starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt, there is a famous scene where the two characters sit at a bench on top of a hill overlooking the streets below. This exact bench and park actually exists right in downtown Los Angeles.
The park is called “Angel Knolls Park”. This secret gem is gaining its popularity. It’s a cool spot to stop by when you are in downtown area. I wouldn’t call the park a very nice place to hang out, though. It’s just not very clean and the park is rather small.
Regardless, it’s kind of cool to sit exactly where the actors were and take pictures. For tourists who are visiting LA for the first time, this is a cool spot to stop if you’re a fan of the film. Your picture will also give you plenty of dragging right.
Also, the famous Angel Flight railway in located right below the park opposite from the Grand Central Market (a great place to stop by for food). The stairs that lead you to the park is also right next to the railway flight. You can take the railway up to the park (25 cents per person) and take a short walk down.
Here’s the exact coordinate of the park: 34.050602,-118.250121
Warning, parking is expensive around here. Be prepared to pay $10+ for a parking spot if you can’t find any street parking. The best way to get here is to take the metro (LA subway system). You can take either the red or the purple line to Pershing Square station to access the park.