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Tours From Movies Like Eat, Pray, Love and Twilight

I'm Asking: Do You Visit Movie Locations on Vacation?

Seems many of you were swayed by TV when dreaming of destinations, but where do movies fit in? The big-screen version of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir covering her spiritual journey from Italy ("Eat") to India ("Pray") to Bali ("Love") has inspired many tours and trips to the destinations she visited . . . and this film isn't alone. I remember visiting Serendipity for some Frrrozen Hot Chocolate after seeing it in the like-named flick, and I love seeing local spots in movies filmed near where I live still.

Be it a self-guided tour in Washington of Twilight locales, following a map through the Santa Ynez Valley seeking wineries seen in Sideways, or one of many Eat, Pray, Love tours in Bali (even one featuring Ketut Liyer, Gilbert’s Balian teacher in her real-life journey), do these full-fledged movie experiences appeal to you?

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amber512 amber512 5 years
Nope, I wouldn't even know where to go. Although my husband and I did happen to drive by where they shot some Twilight scenes in Oregon. Only because we already live here and were out for a drive.
kismekate kismekate 5 years
totally! A couple of weeks ago went to Oia, Greece and took some pics on the stoop of Lena's family home on the island in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
No I don't. I have been to a lot of places where movies were filmed but I never went because I saw it in a movie.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 5 years
I tried to follow the "Da Vinci Code" trail while in Paris and London.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
I recently went to the turtle bay resort (from Forgetting Sarah Marshall) while staying on Oahu! We were driving by and decided to pop in. Silly, but still fun!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
The only times a movie made me want to go travel somewhere was when I saw In Bruges and Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona. I need to go to both places some day. I do own a book with movie locations in the US, so whenever I go somewhere, I check it to see if anything happens to be in the vicinity.
hex913 hex913 5 years
We hadn't intended to, but on vacation we found ourselves in Solvang, CA (the setting for Sideways) and ended up eating at Solvang Restaurant and sitting in the same booth as the characters! (we didn't discover this until we watched the movie several days after coming home from vacation)
skigurl skigurl 5 years
I probably wouldn't go out of my way, but I would go if the opportunity presented itself!! I recall seeing the spot where Jurassic Park was filmed in Hawaii and I found that cool.
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