4 Popular Travel Destinations Featured In Movies

Tuesday, May 28 by

There’s a reason Hollywood continues to leave its home of sunny California for filmmaking elsewhere. With happening, scenic, and downright breath taking views in our glorious country and beyond, actors have trekked the globe while we have journeyed to theaters. For some of us, these tempting locales have inspired vacations. For others, they’ve encouraged some more relaxing and big trip fantasizing on the couch.

1. Las Vegas

From business trips to bachelor parties, we see the bright lights of Vegas in more movies than we can count. Perfect for those hard partying scenes of drinking, drugs, and strippers, we can always count on this city to make our jaws drop and eyes pop in the funny and wild films it frequents.

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Very Bad Things,” “Ocean’s 11,” and “Ocean’s 13″ are just a few of the fun movies we’ve seen set in the desert city.

2. Italy

The Tuscan countryside and canals of Venice are two of the most recognizable sections of Italy we tend to see in the movies. Romance, comedy, and action films; this country boasts them all.  It’s hard not to fall in love with the picturesque backdrop that Italy grants films.

“The Italian Job,” “Under The Tuscan Sun,” “Angels and Demons,” and “The Tourist” are only a small fraction of the movies that highlight this country’s ancient elegance.

3. New York City

The city that never sleeps. Our country’s most identifiable metropolis has been featured in tons of blockbuster hits. Seeing millions of tourists every year, one can’t help but adore the big apple’s hustle and bustle as well as its amazing culinary, theater, and sports scenes. NYC also insists a level of excitement in every movie where it appears.

The truth is, it’d be difficult to name a film that doesn’t feature the big city in at least one scene but to humor you, there’s “A Perfect Murder,” “Independence Day,” “Big Daddy,” “Spider Man,” and most recently, “The Great Gatsby” just to name a few.

4. Hawaii

The lush landscape combined with the white and black beaches makes for one stunning setting to a couple kissing or boat sailing. Hawaii’s dreamlike beauty and reliable temperate weather make it an excellent location to shoot movies we can’t help but love.

Pearl Harbor,” “50 First Dates,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “Soul Surfer” have benefited from the sky-high palm trees and Pacific breezes in multiple scenes.

Places where we often dream of visiting are unconsciously triggered by the many films we watch. Just wait, you’re going to be looking up the location of every movie you watch from now on, guaranteed.

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