1. Stars Hollow is based on a real Connecticut town. Kinda.
Let’s be honest: Every true GG fan fantasized about living in as eccentrically charming a place as Lorelai and Rory do. While the real Stars Hollow is, crushingly, a Warner Bros studio back lot, there is a real place (actually a few places) that inspired it. Executive Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino has said that while road tripping through CT, she fell in love with Washington (the town, not the state or the President). It had just the right amount of quaint New England charm as well as all of the quirks. And while it doesn’t have a gazebo or a diner (you’ll have to go to New Milford for that), it does have about a bazillion antique stores and a hotel that bears a striking resemblance to the Independence Inn.