How to spend a day in Huntsville like a Gilmore Girl

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Let’s make Lorelai and Rory proud. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Stars Hollow and Huntsville are pretty different. For starters, Stars Hollow doesn’t have a giant rocket on its landscape.

Nevertheless, you can still spend a day in Huntsville like a Gilmore Girl. Let us explain.

1. Coffee first

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Coffee, coffee, coffee. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Of course, we have to start our Gilmore Girls day with coffee. We have plenty of top-notch coffee shops here in Huntsville, but if we’re going for the small-town Gilmore Girls vibe, here’s where we’re heading.

2. Diners for every meal

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Blue Plate’s are the perfect Gilmore Girls breakfast. (Blue Plate Cafe / Facebook)

Now for food—because if we’re hanging out with Rory and Lorelai, we better be hungry. Of course, we’re going to stop somewhere in Huntsville that reminds us of Luke’s Diner. These four spots do just that.

3. Antique shopping

“Where are you, Mrs. Kim?” (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

After filling up on burgers or pancakes, we’ll head down the street to visit the antique store in search of Lane. You may not find her at these Huntsville antique stores, but you will find plenty of unique items.

4. Bookstore browsing

If you’re anything like Rory, a book (or two or three) is essential to your day. These three Huntsville bookstores remind us of the one in Stars Hollow that Rory spent hours in.

5. Stroll through the quiet neighborhoods

Huntsville has several neighborhoods reminiscent of Stars Hollow. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

To wrap things up, we have to mention some spots in Huntsville that remind us of Stars Hollow’s quaint streets. If we had to pick our favorites, we’d go to Twickenham or Five Points—with coffee in hand, of course.

Whether you’re team Dean, Jess or Logan, every fan can spend a full day in Huntsville living like a Gilmore Girl.

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Sarah Gronberg
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