Hawaii: Locations of the movie “50 First Dates” + Tour
Those who read Martha’s blog know how much she loves to travel! In fact, there are several posts about many incredible places! One of the places she liked the most was definitely Hawaii. Inspired by that, I decided to write a post about the locations of the movie “First 50 Dates” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It was shot in Hawaii and many of the places are actually real! The restaurant where they met right at the beginning of the movie, for instance, exists! And this was no coincidence: the places were specially picked by the directors to make the viewers feel like home and think the characters were “locals”.
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world and a place everyone wants to visit, including movie-makers and TV show directors. The state consists of a chain of islands. Some of them are well known by tourists: Hawaii (Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.
The main touristic attractions that are seen throughout the entire movie were shot in amazing places but many people believe they are all in Hawaii – they’re not. Some scenes were shot in California. The most important aspect is that they all have breath-taking landmarks and makes the watching of the movie a very romantic experience.
Hukilau Cafe-Kualoa Ranch- Wahinepee St, Laie, Oahu, Hi- In the movie the café was like the one in the first picture but it’s currently like the one in the second one.
Lucy’s Place – 47343 G Kam Highway – Unfortunately the place where “real Lucy” lived is not open to the public. According to what I found online, the place is surrounded by palm trees and the visitors are only allowed to take pictures outside the house and by the gate. But yeah, it does exist and it’s by the beach just like in the movie.
Sea Life Park-41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795.
On the tour, the visitor gets to visit their favorite spots in the movie shot in Hawaii and will be able to visit the museum with authentic objects from the movies that the tour covers. (Jurassic Park is one of them) Make sure to contact Oahu Movie Locations if you’re interested in checking ome of the locations! Amazing, isn’t it? If anyone goes there, let us know! (Instagram @karlaoliveira and @marthasachser)