More and more people are planning travel around their favorite movies and television shows, according to photo app PhotoAid.
And the most popular destination for this set-jetting in America is Hawaii, says the app. That’s thanks to:
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On Oahu, fans of the six-movie franchise can tour filming locations at the Kualoa nature reserve in Kaneohe, about 20 miles from Honolulu. (Transportation for some tours is available from certain Waikiki hotels, including The Modern Honolulu and the Sheraton Waikiki.)
On Kauai, you can take a helicopter tour of Manawaiopuna Falls, often known as Jurassic Falls, in the Hanapepe Valley.
On Maui, you can explore the Garden of Eden Arboretum in Haiku, about 26 miles from Hana.
Other big- and small-screen hits that inspire U.S. travel include:
Devotees of the ten-season sit-com flock to the Pulitzer Fountain in New York City‘s Grand Army Plaza — even though the landmark was merely the inspiration for the soundstage prop that the six city dwellers splashed around in the series’ opening sequence.
Another popular spot is the American Museum of Natural History — although paleontologist Ross worked at the fictitious Museum of Prehistoric History; Joey worked there too, as a tour guide.
The Shakespeare Steps where the film’s title character danced have become so popular with tourists to the Bronx that they’re now known colloquially as the “Joker Stairs”.
Home Alone 2
Separated from his family and fending off criminals during a second Christmas, Macauley Culkin’s character visits some of Manhattan‘s most iconic tourist sites, including:
Big Little Lies
This California-based drama features lots of stunning settings, including the Portola Hotel, which boasts the largest day spa in Monterey County.
Poland-based PhotoAid also checked out popular films and shows for international screen travel:
Fans of this eight-movie franchise flock to the United Kingdom, where there is no shortage of Harry Potter tours.
In Ireland, you can visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of the series’ filming locations and one of the country’s most stunning and popular sites.
Lord of the Rings
New Zealand boasts lots of LotR tours by:
Game of Thrones
Fans of this eight-season fantasy series can span northeastern and south-central Europe.
In Northern Ireland, you can:
In Croatia, you can:
- visit the Game of Thrones Museum
- tour filming locations in Split or Dubrovnik
South Korea is the destination for fans of this current series. Options include a visit to Jeju Island or a customized walking tour of Seoul.
It’s back to the U.K., where London boasts lots of Sherlock Holmes tours by: