Stars Hollow is the beloved fictional town that everyone's favorite Gilmore Girls characters call home. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore created a lifetime's worth of memories in Stars Hollow, and this quaint New England town is loosely based on a combination of real small towns in Connecticut. Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and executive producer, said the idea for Gilmore Girls was born after she visited the Mayflower Grace Inn in Washington, Connecticut.
"At the time I was there, it was beautiful, it was magical, and it was feeling of warmth and small-town camaraderie," Sherman-Palladino told Desert News in 2001.
Washington and surrounding towns, like New Milford, played a large role in shaping the Stars Hollow that Gilmore Girls fans all know and love.
Here's what it would look like if Lorelai and Rory spent a day hanging out in the real town based on their fictional Connecticut home: