California

California

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Nickname: The Golden State
Population: 39,250,017 (2016)
Capital: Sacramento 

FEATURED EPISODES

Seasons: One • TwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineCurb

Jerry’s Famous Deli
12655 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The cast would gather after every taping for dinner at Jerry’s.

House Of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CALIFORNIA
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One of two major wrap party locations for the Seinfeld cast and crew.

Griffith Observatory
2800 E. Observatory Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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One of two major wrap party locations for the Seinfeld cast and crew.

Casa Del Mar Hotel By The Sea
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA
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The majority of bonus features and interviews for the Seinfeld DVD sets were filmed at this hotel.
 
MacArthur Park
2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Statue
George mentions how he accidentally broke his parents’ statue when he was ten years old (at the part about “I’ll never have that recipe again”), belting out the song “MacArthur Park” by Jimmy Webb, named for the eponymous park in Los Angeles.

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CALIFORNIA (map)
The Nose Job
Kramer claims Elaine can pose as Wanda Pepper to get his jacket back, as the real Wanda lives in California, and his mother’s landlord has never seen her.

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Pez Dispenser
John mentions to Elaine that Richie was doing comedy in Los Angeles when he became hooked on drugs, prompting the intervention.

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Keys
Kramer heads to the west coast to feed his acting “bug” ever since his extremely minor role in a Woody Allen movie in “The Alternate Side.”

Mullholland Dr., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Keys
Kramer’s motorcycle ride into Los Angeles was shot on Mulholland.

Venice Beach Boardwalk
Venice, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Keys
Kramer is shown rollerblading down the boardwalk after finally making it to California.

Warner Brothers Studios
3400 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CALIFORNIA
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The Keys
Kramer gets a part playing Murphy’s new secretary, Stephen Snell, for an episode of “Murphy Brown” (which was filmed at Warner Brothers as well).

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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Trip
Jerry invites George to accompany him to L.A., where he is appearing on “The Tonight Show,” and so they can find Kramer. Jerry also mentions L.A. in his closing monologue, noting the irony of smog alerts warning Angelenos to stay indoors, breathing the same smoggy air as outside.

Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
George initially wants to go on the Universal tour with Jerry to see the “Backdraft” exhibit.

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Kramer tries teaching an acting class, but is tossed out of the studio. He later drives right through the main gate arm, breaking it, on his way out of the studio.

Las Palmas Hotel
1738 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Kramer takes up residence at the hotel, befriending Helene while trying to pitch his treatment. The police APB later sent out for the Smog Strangler incorrectly named the address as 1648 N. Las Palmas Ave.

Hollywood Sign
Mt. Lee Dr., Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
The sign is seen in an establishing shot of Kramer driving to an audition, and later when Jerry, George and Kramer are eating following Kramer’s release from jail.

idbox Productions
4063 Radford Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Kramer comes in for one audition, but ends up in four: the music video, the horror movie, the exercise tape and the infomercial. Kramer also meets Chelsea, who he starts up a relationship with, until she is murdered by the Smog Strangler.

Insomnia Café
7286 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Kramer and Chelsea go out for coffee, where they discuss his treatment and her role as Eva Braun. A nervous Kramer also meets Fred Savage, who he scares away from the café.

Universal City Hilton
555 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
George and Jerry stay here for his appearance on The Tonight Show, where they argue over tucking vs. no tucking and chambermaid tip etiquette.

Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Trip
All storefront and street scenes (i.e. Kramer’s copy place) were filmed on Ventura Place, which runs 0.2 miles between Ventura Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Los Angeles Police Department
100 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Kramer is questioned by police about possibly being the Smog Strangler.

NBC Studios (Burbank)
3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Jerry and George head to The Tonight Show, where George meets Corbin Bernsen and George Wendt, and Jerry forgets his lines (thanks to the chambermaid) and bombs onstage.

pay phone
12145 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Jerry and George place a call from here to 911 to try and get Kramer off the hook as the Smog Strangler.

Hollywood Fwy., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Trip
Jerry is directed to routes 101, 170 and/or 134 by the police, to no avail, forcing them to call in a “black and white” to pick them up. Kramer later claims that L.A. is a very lonely place, even when you’re stuck in the middle of traffic on the Hollywood Freeway.

Bicycle Shack
Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
LAPD arrests Tobias in front of the Bicycle Shack for a 519, before George accidentally sets him free. Down the street from Jack’s Cleaners (see below), which is only around 500 feet from the spot of where the pay phone call was placed.

Jack’s Cleaners
12043 Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
The police car passes Jack’s as Jerry, George and Tobias discuss weather and argue over how much to tip chambermaids.

Las Palmas parking lot
12033 Ventura Pl., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Trying to rush in to see Kramer, George and Jerry leave the police car doors open, allowing Tobias, the real serial killer, to escape. This was shot outside Big 5 Sporting Goods.

County Of Los Angeles Central Jail (NOT REAL)
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
There is no real County Of Los Angeles…it’s really Los Angeles County. Kramer is held for interrogation as the Smog Strangler, until another dead body is discovered.

Laurel Canyon
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Trip
Lt. Martel releases Kramer when he announces another Smog Strangler victim was found in Laurel Canyon while Kramer was being held.

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Wallet
Elaine asks Kramer how his time in California was when she returns and surprises the gang.

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Virgin
Rita Kirson tells Jerry that Russell couldn’t make their meeting because there was a problem on the “Blossom” set in Los Angeles.

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (now Bob Hope Airport)
2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CALIFORNIA
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The Airport
All of the baggage claim and airport runway scenes were filmed here (including Kramer’s classic “escape” from the baggage chute).

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Implant
Kramer mentions he knows what a fake breast feels like because he lived in Los Angeles for three months. He also mentions he misses the warm weather, and wants to get away.

Silicon Valley, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Implant
When Sidra walks into the sauna, Elaine thinks to herself “well, look who’s here? Silicon Valley!”

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4838 Sunnyslope Ave., Sherman Oaks, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Cigar Store Indian
Scenes at “Gus’ Smoke Shop,” where Kramer meets Mr. Lippman and agrees to sell him his cigar store indian, were filmed here.

Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach, CALIFORNIA
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The Stall
Jerry mentions the Pier (albeit indirectly) in his opening monologue, mentioning the “Cuervo Beach Volleyball tournament” in mentioning beached whales. The Pier has hosted the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series in Manhattan Beach since 1979.

Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd., Pacific Palisades, CALIFORNIA
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The Marine Biologist
Scenes of Kramer golfing at Rockaway Beach (where he scores his unique “hole-in-one”) were filmed at the Park.

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA
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The Opposite
George is filmed pondering his life, his work, his very existence here (no New York location is given). He then decides that every decision he has made in his life has been wrong…and thus, he must do the opposite.

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Anaheim Stadium (now Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CALIFORNIA
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The Chaperone
Yankee locker room scenes with Danny Tartabull and Buck Showalter were filmed in the Angels’ visiting team locker room.

Kennedy Cabot & Co. (now TD Ameritrade)
9470 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA
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The Big Salad
An ad for this firm is seen on the back of Margaret’s newspaper while she is talking to Jerry.

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Pledge Drive
Kramer tries to sell Dan on “Amistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City,” a PBS miniseries based on “gender-bending and swinging San Francisco.”

Pauley Pavilion
555 Westwood Pl., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Gymnast
Kramer shows Jerry and George a tape of Katya competing at the the “84 Olympiad!”, which was staged here on the UCLA campus.

Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CALIFORNIA
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The Secretary
George asks Ada to book off a floor at the Anaheim hotel (revealed to be the Disneyland Hotel on a whiteboard behind George in his office) for a 4-game Yankee series against the Angels. Ada confirms that the hotel has room service until 10PM, and then only finger foods.

Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CALIFORNIA
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The Diplomat’s Club
On the whiteboard behind George in his office, a listing for Disneyland Hotel is visible, next to a list of games against the California Angels.

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (now Bob Hope Airport)
2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CALIFORNIA
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The Diplomat’s Club
All of the airport runway scenes were filmed here, including Jerry “spotting” the infamous pilot of his Ithaca flight.

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2601 Motor Ave., Culver City, CALIFORNIA
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The Understudy
The softball game scenes between The Improv and the cast of “Rochelle, Rochelle: The Musical” were filmed here.

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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA
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The Engagement
George is filmed pondering his life and his loves at the Pier.

Anaheim Stadium (now Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CALIFORNIA
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The Wink
Yankee locker room scenes with Kramer and Paul O’Neill were filmed in the Angels’ visiting team locker room.

Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Hot Tub
The finish line scene of the New York Marathon (where Kramer hands Jean-Paul a scalding hot cup of coffee while he is running) was filmed in Griffith Park.

Ketchum-Downtown YMCA
401 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Pool Guy
All of the health-club scenes at Jerry’s new club, “Physique Health Club,” were filmed at the Downtown YMCA.

Orpheum Theatre
842 Broadway, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Friars Club
All theatre scenes featuring The Flying Sandos Brothers were filmed here.

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA
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The Invitations
Jerry is filmed pondering his life and his loves at the Pier, similar to George in the past.

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Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
2400 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CALIFORNIA
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The Foundation
Jerry sends Susan off to the afterlife with a quote from Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan. The scene was filmed in the same cemetary as “The Special Section” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA
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The Voice
Jerry is shown at the Pier, pondering his life with or without “the voice.”

Playboy Mansion
10236 Charing Cross Rd., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Apology
Upon hearing about Jerry’s perpetually naked girlfriend, George proclaims “it’s like you’re living in the Playboy Mansion!”

Hollywood, CALIFORNIA (map)
The Wizard
Kramer mentions that a “big Hollywood so-and-so” optioned his coffee table book for a movie, and thus he can now retire.

Tournament Of Roses Parade
South Orange Grove Blvd. and Ellis St., Pasadena, CALIFORNIA
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The Wizard
Jerry mentions that Morty is like the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses parade, since he drives so slowly. This is the starting point of the parade every year.

Bunker Hill
624 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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The Bookstore
The scene with Kramer dropping Newman downhill in the rickshaw was filmed here (including One Wilshire Center).

CALIFORNIA (map)
The Finale
Jerry mentions to Elaine that he and George are moving to California to write for the revived “Jerry.”

Van Nuys Airport
16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CALIFORNIA
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The Finale
The airport where the gang boards NBC’s private jet for Paris was filmed here.

Warner Brothers Studios
3400 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CALIFORNIA
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The Finale
The fictional city of Latham, Massachusetts was filmed on the Backlot at Warner Brothers Studios.

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CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
The original Seinfeld cast and crew are shown at Stage 9, filming the reunion show on the resuscitated Jerry’s Apartment and Monk’s Café sets.

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