The Bixby Bridge and a particular restaurant on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf have been magnets for international tourists who want to see locations from HBO's Big Little Lies up close.
This tourism started after the show's first season two years ago, but now the uptick has arrived again with summer and the second season of the popular drama series.
The show, as SFist pointed out back in 2017, fudges the local geography of Monterey a bit. The iconic Bixby Bridge gets shown often, despite the fact that it's 20 miles south of Monterey — the ladies of the show are often shown driving over it even though they never really go to Big Sur, which is where they would be heading if they were on the bridge.
Also, as many have pointed out, the only house shown on the show that's in the immediate area is Kidman's character's — the houses used for Witherspoon and Laura Dern's homes are both in Malibu, and as we all know, there isn't a ton of beachside property in Monterey anyway.
A tourist from Scotland tells ABC 7 that she came to Paluca Trattoria just to feel like she was one of the stars of the show. A man from Brazil reiterates this, telling the station that he was such a fan of the show that he needed to see where it was filmed.