From the Pearson's house to that tree — here's how to locate every significant spot

By Mackenzie Schmidt
February 27, 2018 06:05 PM

If one night a week doesn’t quite feed your This Is Us fever, why not make a pilgrimage to the real locations used in the show?

Thanks to a handy, interactive map created by Curbed L.A., viewers can see 26 of the places TIS‘s major tear jerker moments have gone down. While the events of the show take place in Pittsburgh and around the mid-Atlantic, it’s actually filmed almost entirely in the Los Angeles area, from San Pedro (where you’ll find the bar where the big three were conceived) to Malibu (the location of Kevin’s rehab center).

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Here are a few of our favorites:

On the show, the Pearson family’s Craftsman style house is meant to be in western Pennsylvania. In reality, it’s located in the northeast Los Angeles enclave of Eagle Rock.

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The tree — yes that tree — can be found near Lake Balboa at Anthony C. Beilenson Park, a nature area north of the 101 Freeway.


The community pool the Pearsons visit in season 1 episode 4 is actually Long Beach’s Petroleum Club.

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And Sophie and Kevin’s special booth is in the very real Nickel Diner in downtown Los Angeles.

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Check out the full feature on Curbed L.A. and tune in to This Is Us Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on NBC.