Have you ever been to beautiful Mystic Falls, Virginia? Probably not. It’s not a real place. But it is the setting for the TV show The Vampire Diaries. What do you know? There are even falls there!

But the show doesn’t film in Virginia. The storefronts and homes are all actually located in Covington, Georgia, where the show films. If you find yourself in the Atlanta area, you should check it out! You can even go on a tour of the filming locations.

In Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, the show will stretch its wings a bit. A few of the characters will head to Whtimore College, which executive producer Julie Plec says is close enough to do laundry. Meanwhile, the spin-off, The Originals, will be set in New Orleans. However, the show will also shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. 

As for actually visiting Mystic Falls, well, that you’ll have to do on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.