There's a reason the hit Netflix series Ginny & Georgia has received countless comparisons to Gilmore Girls. The quaint New England town is almost as central to the series as the characters themselves. The popular new show follows 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) as they settle down in a small town to start a new life after years on the run. The town is full of dreamy love interests and incredible scenery, but is their new home a real place?
Similar to Stars Hollow, it would be wonderful to actually plan a trip up to the dreamy Wellsbury, Massachusetts, and walk in the shoes of Georgia Miller. But sadly it doesn't exist in real life. In fact, the town where the series was filmed isn't even American.
Turns out, Wellsbury is actually...Canadian! While part of the show was simply filmed on sound stages at the Tribro Studios in Toronto, the sweet small town of Cobourg in Ontario provided many of the outdoor filming locations. Cobourg dates all the way back to the 1700s and features numerous outdoor locations and storefronts from the series you might recognize from the TV show including Audrey's In Town Fashions, the El Camino restaurant (i.e. Blue Farm Café), as well as Victoria Hall (the Wellsbury Arts Center on the show). The town even took down every Canadian flag to make it look as authentic as possible during filming.
COMMUNITY: We are still Cobourg, Canada! Just a fun reminder that @NetflixCanada2 is in town filming Ginny & Georgia. They are touching up some of our Downtown Cobourg storefronts too! 🎨 pic.twitter.com/WTRMkAjpdc
-- Town of Cobourg (@TownofCobourg) August 29, 2019
While the pandemic will certainly affect any plans to try and visit Canada in the immediate future, Cobourg is still worthy of a spot on your travel bucket list if you loved Ginny & Georgia. Located on Lake Ontario, the charming town has plenty to offer outside of its notable filming locations.
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