13 Destinations Inspired by TV and Movies
Looking to book your next vacation? Why not travel to the land of your favorite TV show or movie. Here’s 13 destinations inspired by TV and movies.
New Zealand – Lord of the Rings
Home to Lord of the Rings and Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, the longest place name in the world this beautiful country is welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourist each year. Grab your best friends and go on a quest to Middle Earth and return “the ring.”
Northern Ireland (Game of Thrones)
Enjoy the luscious rolling hills, the beautiful coastlines and if you’re lucky maybe battle it out against Jon Snow.
Alnwick Castle, N’thumberland (Harry Potter)
The Alnwick Castle has a garden that is 26 acres large and within its gates are some of the most poisonous and hallucinogenic plants known to humans. Prepare to be transported to the hallways of Hogwarts when you visit Alnwick Castle.
Ripon, Yorkshire (Downton Abbey)
Ripon is located in Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. This small market city has the charm that fans of the show have come to love, just don’t expect a lady’s maid to chauffeur you around.
Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center (Orange Is The New Black)
This abandoned psychiatric center is the setting for the Netflix hit series Orange is The New Black. While it is not a vacation destination, fans of the show have taken the trip to the Hudson Valley area of New York to live like inmates.
While it’s unlikely that you’ll see a talking snowman or a castle made of ice, you will see plenty of glaciers, amazing architecture and the chance to visit Bergen, the inspiration for Frozen.
San Francisco (Big Hero 6)
Disney took to the city of San Francisco for its superhero themed Big Hero 6. It’s not yet possible to fly around the city on the back of a robot, but you can take a Disney weekend trip to SF.
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Breaking Bad)
Break the law like Walter White and company when you book a ride on ABQ Trolley’s BaD Tour of Albuquerque. If that doesn’t make you feel “bad” enough, hope on the Biking Bad, and ride routes based off your favorite by character.
Ta Phrom, Cambodia (Tomb Raider)
There is no Tomb Raider without Angelina Jolie and the temples near Siem Reap. Even though this structure dates back to 1186, it’s beauty has not changed over the years. Prepare to be amazed.
Marina Del Rey and Culver City, CA (Arrested Development)
Southern California, home to In-N-Out, the Lakers and Culver City Hall. If you’re a fan of the show you would know this is where Michael and Gob fought in the first two seasons of the show. After you’re done fighting it out, head on over to Marina Del Rey’s Fisherman’s Village and soak up the sun.
Baltimore, MD (The Wire)
The hard knocked streets of Baltimore are home to The Wire. There’s no official tour, but rumor has it that there’s a 54-mile driving tour which takes around three hours to finish.
Salzburg (The Sound of Music)
Every year nearly 300,000 people visit the famous Trapp Family homes and film locations. Get up and feel the music and book your flight to Salzburg.
New York City, NY (Sex and the City)
Walk the same streets that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda did in Sexy and the City. Experience great food, amazing nightlife and a little romance in New York City.