Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies.
Photo courtesy: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO
Step into the scene at these local sites featured in the HBO series Big Little Lies.
By Blane Bachelor
The wind-swept beaches, rugged coastline, and moody landscapes of the Monterey Peninsula have as much of a starring role in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies as the A-list cast, which includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.
This Italian favorite in Fisherman's Wharf is a popular spot for fans to grab a cuppa and served as the inspiration for the Blue Blues coffeeshop, where the ladies gathered throughout the first season. palucatrattoria.com
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Jane (Woodley) dives into a new job at this popular attraction in the second season, and falls for another aquarium employee. montereybayaquarium.org
LOVERS POINT PARK
The Pacific Grove park and the beach served as the backdrop for several scenes in the first season — from minor dust-ups to major drama — and returned in the second season as the location of the ladies' coffee klatch: the Blissful Drip Cafe, built on location by the production and donated to the town when filming wrapped. cityofpacificgrove.org