Folks at Online College did a great piece about 10 travel destinations for the ultimate Movie Buff, but they left me the three top spots, since I´ve been doing a whole month coverage about the top three cities: Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. But about those three you´ll have to see my full coverage starting this weekend with tons and tons of material.
But then let´s move to number four…
Top thirteen Travel Destinations for Series and TV or Film fans
4- Ft. William, Scotland:
You can start your tour at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station… no more introductions needed… a Harry Potteresque trip for a lifetime.
5- Kauai, Hawaii:
The island of Kauai was used for the opening exteriors of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones travels to find the golden statue. The island was also home to Jurassic Park.
6- Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Oregon:
What´s there to see there? Not much… but that´s where the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining was.
7- Downtown Chicago: Chicago:
Chicago is a huge city with tons of films and shows about it. Ever since The Wire to Chicago Code. But who could not want to go and check the sites of The Blues Brothers or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Yes, there´s a lot of history there, and also a big Oscar worthy movie named after it… But more important than that: Rocky trained here!
Sure you can be a fan of Grey´s Anatomy and want to check out Seattle Grace. but whatever you do, stay awake… and be Sleepless in Seattle.
Ok, Viena is a city that you should visit for whatever reason you want. It´s Vienna! But the Austrian city has also seen its fair share of film productions, with The Third Man among the most cherished.
There´s desert there… but not any desert: It´s Tatooine! Buildings in Matmata were used for Luke Skywalker’s home, and the canyon where R2-D2 was captured was used again by another George Lucas production starring Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark, for the scene in which Indy threatens to destroy the ark with a bazooka.
12- Santa Barbara:
The 2004 comedy Sideways made all of us want to go there and drink some good wines.
13- The Phi Phi Islands:
Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach is a Gen-X reworking of Lord of the Flies, with techno music and militant pot farmers filling in for a wrecked airplane and murderous children. Well… it was shot there.
What do you think about these places to travel if you are a film or series and tv fan? Let me know in the comments section.
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