10 Movie Locations To Travel

Travelling is one of the most exciting experiences one can have, and you should use every opportunity to travel the world.

Do you want to make your next trip even more exciting? Travel to one of the following locations you have seen in your favorite movies – a high dose of positive emotions is guaranteed!

Here are the top places all movie lovers should add to their must-see list.

Cape Cod and the Islands, US

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have been a scene to the likes of Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matt Damon, John Cusack, Demi Moore, Claire Danes, and Adam Sandler.
Steven Spielberg was inspired to bring terror on the pristine beaches in the classic blockbuster Jaws. Of course, when you go on vacation there, most trills will be because of the breathtaking views and historical landmarks.

Lake Lure, North Carolina, US

Dirty Dancing is one of the most remarkable romantic drama dance films of all time. If you want to visit the place where the movie was filmed, head to Lake Lure, western North Carolina.

Image source: https://www.visitnc.com/story/DFBB/have-the-time-of-your-life-reliving-dirty-dancing

Tikal, Guatemala

Are you a true fan of Mel Gibson? Have you watched his epic historical adventure film Apocalypto?  If so, we highly suggest you visit Tikal, an ancient Mayan citadel hidden in the rainforests of Guatemala.

The main pyramid of Tikal, The Great Jaguar, was shown in the scene of human sacrifice where a hero tears the heart from the victim’s chest.

Photo by Hector Pineda on Unsplash

Maya Bay, Thailand

The famous movie “Beach” that features Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed in Thailand. The beach is called Hat Maya. It’s located on a small island close to the world-famous resort Phuket.

The beach was closed for tourists in 2023 – local authorities did it to protect the ecosystem of the island so nature can restore itself. It’s expected that the beach will be open for tourists in the coming year.

Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash

Forrest Gump Point, Arizona, US

If you travel to Arizona, make sure to visit the so-called Forrest Gump Point located near the Dead Valley. It is a cinematic location where you can take magnificent pictures. It’s the exact spot where Forrest stops and says, “I’m feeling pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now…”

Image source: https://www.travelinusa.us/forrest-gump-point/

Tokyo, Japan

Lost in Translation is not just one of the best romantic comedy-dramas, it’s a movie that makes people want to visit Tokyo and get familiar with Japanese culture. Here is a list of the most spectacular ‘Lost in translation’ locations you can visit:

  • Shibuya station
  • Joganji temple and cemetery
  • Kabukicho (a red-light district of Tokyo)
  • The New York Bar (Park Hyatt)
  • Karaoke Kan

Photo by Cem Ersozlu on Unsplash

Don’t want to “get lost in translation” while traveling to a new destination? Don’t try to translate travel documents and other papers using free online translators. Get help from one of the top language translation companies, and your trip will go smoothly. Travel with joy and experience new culture.

 ‘Emily in Paris’ locations, France

Paris is a magnificent city, and it offers many beautiful places to visit. If you want to feel the charm of this romantic city, visit the locations shown in the series Emily in Paris:

  • Jardin du Palais Royal
  • Place de l’Estrapade
  • La Maison Rose
  • Café de Flore
  • Musée des Arts Forains

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Agra, India

If the movie Slumdog Millionaire has sparked your interest in Indian culture, go explore Mumbai, Agra, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station. These places will not leave you indifferent.

Photo by Olivier Guillard on Unsplash

The Village of Hobbiton, New Zealand

Are you the biggest fan of The Lord of the Rings? You can fly to New Zealand and go to the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Hobbit films and The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.


The ‘Charmed House’. Los Angeles, US

Halliwell Manor became one of the symbols of a popular fantasy drama television series Charmed. It’s a real house, and it’s located in the Angelino Heights neighborhood of the Echo Park district, Los Angeles.

Photo by Ludovic Charlet on Unsplash

Turtle Island, Fiji

The last point on our list is the film location of the Blue Lagoon. The movie was shot on Turtle Island. In 1980, the island was privately owned. Today, this island I open for tourists.

Photo by Gary Runn on Unsplash

Wrapping up

Film directors choose the filming locations wisely. So you can be sure that if you visit any of these ten locations, you will get an unforgettable experience.

BIO: Merissa Moore is a freelance writer. She has two passions in her life: good movies and traveling. Merissa watches at least four new movies a week and visits at least two new countries a year.

Article by Born Realist