The Ultimate American Chick Flick Road Trip Guide

6. After making it across the country, you deserve a really nice hotel like the Beaux Arts-era Regent Beverly Wilshire (9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA) where a certain "Pretty Woman" got her golden ticket outta whoreville. In the morning, you can wander into the shops of Rodeo Drive so the bitchy store-clerks can scoff at you.

Now to actually get down to shopping, head to the Westside Pavilion (10800 Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles) where Cher Horowitz got her Contempo Casuals on. And if you want to get the full "Clueless" experience, put on your brand new clothes and hang out outside of Circus Liquor (5600 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood) to see if someone will mug you. If you're super lucky, Paul Rudd will come save you!

Your road trip needs an appropriately epic ending, so go to Crystal Cove State Park (8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA?) with a boom box and some Bette Midler and put the Grammy winning "Wind Beneath My Wings" on blast. If this doesn't make you and your estrogen-enabled companion sob, then you're both broken. "Beaches" is one of the most intense chick flicks ever cause it spans a lifetime of friendship and is so painfully sincere.

Bonus stop: Just cause you haven't been working "Nine to Five" all week doesn't mean you don't totally deserve some funnel cake. Yeah, so approximately no scenes from the movie were filmed outside of California but since Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda totally kick their boss's butt, it would be anti-climactic to lurk around boring office buildings, I figure it's way more fun to celebrate at Dollywood (1020 Dollywood Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN). Confusingly enough, the park's open from nine to eight in July.

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