So let’s talk about movies. What is your all-time favorite flick? Mine is absolutely positively hands down without a doubt Titanic. I know what some of you are thinking: “Jack and Rose only got a couple days together before he froze to death right in front of her. What’s so great about that?” And my response to you: everything! (I’ll never let go, Jack!) Watching Titanic solves all of my life’s problems and you might feel the same way about your favorite movie.
How awesome would it be to vacation to the place your favorite movie was filmed? (My answer: extremely awesome!) To help make this happen, I’ve put together a list of some movie classics and where they were filmed (parts of the movie, at least).
Harry Potter: Christ Church College, Oxford I’m proud to be a Harry Potter nerd and Christ Church College is a place I’d love to visit! As the picture suggests, it doubles as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I don’t know what HP fan wouldn’t want to walk the same halls as Harry did.
Star Wars: Hotel Sidi Driss, Tunisia Better known as the Star Wars Hotel, Hotel Sidi Driss is a place all Star Wars fans will recognize. The hotel accommodates day trips as well as overnight stays.
Forrest Gump: Savannah, Georgia “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one you’re gonna get.” So true, Forrest! The bus stop bench scene was filmed in Chippewah Square in Savannah, GA. The bench now rests in the Savannah History Museum, which is close to the square.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Petra, Jordan A major setting in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the Al Khazneh, an elaborate temple in the city of Petra. What do you say to a search for the Holy Grail?!
Jaws: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts If you can ignore the fact that there might be huge great white nearby, I would imagine you would have a very pleasant vacation to Martha’s Vineyard! If you happen to see a fin while exploring, proceed with caution.
The Hunger Games: Dupont State Forest, North Carolina The Hunger Games was an instant hit and I know many people who would love to experience a part of the film, including me. Enjoy mountains, waterfalls, and hiking trails on this vacation. Trackers not required!
The Shawshank Redemption: Ohio State Reformatory The Shawshank Redemption is one of those movies that you can watch 1,000 times and it never gets old. The Ohio State Reformatory (or Mansfield Reformatory) is open for tours, ghost events, Halloween, and more.
Well, did your favorite movie make the cut? It’s probably unlikely, considering I only listed seven movies. But with a little research, you can figure out where your favorite flick was filmed and turn it into a vacation! When you know where you need to go, call the experts at AurTravel and we’ll take care of the rest!
Before joining the C&A Industries team, Brooke Koehler lived and worked in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. She relocated to Omaha, NE and began working as Marketing Coordinator for C&A Industries, Inc. in January 2014. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, Brooke enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and road-tripping, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.