Visit the Top Gun House at the Mission Pacific Oceanside Hotel

Calling all “Top Gun” fans – you can now visit the iconic home from the original 1986 film. Located at Pacific Mission Hotel In Oceanside, Calif., the newly remodeled 1887 beachfront bungalow that once housed Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) love interest Charlie (Kelly McGillis) has been transformed into a retro dessert bar called Elevated Pieand it overflows with nostalgia.

As fans of the beloved film will flock to snap photos above the Yamaha Kawasaki Ninja ZX900 motorcycle parked outside the house (it’s an exact replica of the one Maverick rides to see Charlie in the film) and will be obsessed by all the “Top Gun” souvenirs located everywhere, they will eventually stick around for the fresh hand pies (all gluten-free, by the way) baked inside with locally picked fruit like apple, cherry, blueberry and my favorite, strawberry rhubarb. And if you’re feeling adventurous, the menu also offers a mini tarte à la mode with homemade mascarpone ice cream, as well as several dipping sauces, including Charlie’s Chocolate, Government Cheese, Lemon Custard and Caramel Toffee. sea ​​salt.

Formerly known as The Graves House, the “Top Gun” house is a Queen Anne cottage which was originally built in 1887 by Dr Henry Graves as a holiday home. However, it was later renamed after Cruise and McGillis used it to film scenes for the 1985 movie. It was also moved from its original address at Pacific Street and Seagaze Drive to the Mission Pacific Hotel, where it now overlooks the magnificent Oceanside Pier.

In addition to having dessert at High-Pie, you can get the full “Top Gun” pilot experience for the hefty price of $16,000 with the hotel. “Need for speed” package. The once-in-a-lifetime experience includes an action-packed weekend of private surf lessons with a pro surfer and skydiving with ex-navy aviators, followed by a rooftop celebration at Dom Pérignon. Guests will receive two matching jackets and Ray-Ban sunglasses, as well as a personalized commemorative David Barr surfboard. The package also includes round-trip luxury car service from San Diego or Orange County airports and a two-night stay in Mission Pacific’s Ethereal Suite.

The Mission Pacific Hotel, which was recently named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Hotels in Southern California is also home to Valle Restaurants, High/Low and The Rooftop Bar, which is definitely a must visit if you are ever in town. High-Pie at the “Top Gun” house is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Ahead, see photos of what you can expect when you visit the “Top Gun” house, aka High-Pie.

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