We have all watched that one movie that makes us want to pack our bags and go exactly where it was filmed. Films have a mystical sense of charm which can make ordinary locations look like extraordinary places. The drama and fantasy leaves us dreaming about visiting a place so beautiful, here’s our top destinations.
Matamata, New Zealand
For ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fans, visualise the map of ‘Middle Earth’ and let New Zealand take you to the green fields and blue skies of the wonderful town of Matamata. It all started with a small farm in the foothills of this town, which later became to be known as Hobbiton. The Hobbiton tour takes you through the entire village with Hobbit homes, bridges, pavements and greenery.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Jaws, the iconic Steven Speilberg movie was shot at Martha’s Vineyard, a tiny Island in Massachusetts. The town encompasses little box cottages, stunning lighthouses and sandy beaches. The picture-perfect setting of streaming coastlines and beautiful waterfronts, Edgartown is a must-visit village that will recreate that cinematic feeling!
Zhangjiajie National Park, China
Zhangjiajie National Park is where you’ll discover the world of Pandora and admire Avatar’s awe-inspiring Hallelujah Mountains! The quartz-sandstone pillar has been renamed ‘Avatar Hallelujah Mountain’, you can spend hours here amongst the unspoiled surroundings. Hike along the many paths through the stunning sandstone landscape or raft in the rapids.
Thousands of movie fans embark on the famous 'Hollywood Tour' as they explore Ohio State Reformatory each year. It has been featured in a medley of Harrison Ford movies like Air Force One, Tango, Cash and The Shawshank Redemption. Ohio also has various adventurous attractions like zip line, biking, cycling, hiking and kayaking! When in Ohio, you must experience one of the amazing mounds and earthworks left here by ancients called the Adena and Hopewell.
These are some of the spectacular locations which amazed us on screen. Whether you’re a total movie buff or a casual cinema goer, consider some of these classic movie destinations. Think about taking out a travel insurance cover which is essential to protect you against unforeseen incidents during your journey.