‘Gilmore Girls’: How Rory Gilmore’s Spring Break Is Connected To ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘The O.C.’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rory Gilmore’s storylines on Gilmore Girls make it clear she’s not up for the traditional school expertise. Alexis Bledel’s character would a lot somewhat learn a guide in her dorm room or sit beneath her research tree than go to a school occasion. But in Gilmore Girls Season 4, Rory experiences her first (and solely) school spring break.

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in a scene from 'Gilmore Girls' Season 3
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in a scene from Gilmore Girls Season 3 | The WB / Mitchell Haddad

Rory Gilmore goes to Florida on spring break to flee the chilly climate

Rory and Paris Geller (Liza Weil) drive to Florida in Gilmore Girls Season 4 Episode 17: “Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin’ the Twist.” Hesitant to take their roommate, Janet, up on her supply to tag alongside, Rory and Paris change their minds after standing out within the rain. 

Naturally, Lorelai Gilmore’s (Lauren Graham) frightened about Rory happening spring break. In between mocking her daughter for her selection of swimwear, Lorelai can’t cover her concern. She insists Rory sits within the entrance seat on the drive to Florida and encourages her to drink a number of water after “not drinking.” 

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Rory and Paris arrive in Florida completely happy to be in hotter climates. They keep in an oceanside motel and have just a few eventful days. 

Paris and Rory kiss and later get drunk with their Chilton classmates, Madeline (Shelly Cole) and Louise (Teal Redmann) earlier than calling an finish to their journey.

Rory Gilmore spends spring break on the Sea Sprite Motel featured on ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘The O.C.’

Gilmore Girls followers would possibly discover a connection Rory’s spring break and Veronica Mars. The identical motel the place Rory watches guys use “giant Q-tips” is similar one seen on Veronica Mars Season 4, based on Patch. 

Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) solves a bombing on the Sea Sprite Motel within the fictional city of Neptune, California. She walks across the identical motel Rory and Paris stayed in however it’s in disrepair due to the explosion.

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It’s additionally a filming location for The O.C., the 2000s teen drama. But be warned, the motel’s exterior is not the salmon colour it was when Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie), Seth Cohen (Adam Brody), or Julie Cooper (Melinda Clarke) stopped by. 

‘Gilmore Girls’ followers can do spring break like Rory Gilmore

Fans of Gilmore Girls can go to the Sea Sprite similar to Rory did. Most of Gilmore Girls filmed on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. However, there are just a few occasions the present goes on location. Rory’s spring break occurs to be certainly one of them. 

The present filmed on the Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach, California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean — Gilmore Girls pretends it’s the Atlantic Ocean when Rory goes to Florida — the motel is the proper setting for Rory’s spring break. She and Paris keep in a retro room and the pool is only a few steps away.

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