While watching one of your favorite movies, have you ever wished to be transported to its beautiful setting? Well, that goal might not be quite as difficult as you thought. Although many films have special effects added to make them more impressive, their backdrops are often untouched. If you’re planning a movie-themed vacation, take a look at these possible destinations:
Honestly, it might be easier to create a list of movies that haven’t been shot in Hawaii than a list of those that have. Punch Drunk Love, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Fifty First Dates, The Descendants and Jurassic Park are a few titles that were shot in this lush paradise. Whether surfing, hiking, mountain climbing or just relaxing on the beach is your passion, this is the destination for you.
Admittedly, it isn’t for everyone, but Las Vegas can be a great destination for those seeking a slightly risqué vacation. The Nevada city offers gambling and beautiful resorts and has also played host to a ton of great movies. Among others, Ocean’s Eleven, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Vegas Vacation spring to mind.
Any true J.R.R. Tolkien fan has probably spent countless hours planning a dream vacation to New Zealand. The backdrop to the incredible Lord of the Rings series, New Zealand offers an array of beautiful natural landscapes as well as unbeatable cultural experiences. Best of all, many businesses run tours of the areas in which the movies were filmed, so you can see how it all came together.