Travel blogger tracks down real-life movie and TV locations

The fun TV and movie locations you can actually visit

Tracking down TV and movie real life locations has been a hobby for movie and TV show fans for years. It is so much fun to visit these recreations and even recreate some of your favorite scenes while at it. Here are some of the real life spots to include to your hobby if you are one of the travelers eager to see the places where your favorite shows and movies were originally shot:

  1. You can recreate that famous Dirty Dancing scene when Patrick Swayze lifts up Jennifer Grey in the lake at the Mountain Lake Lodge of Pembroke, Virginia.
  2. You can visit the iconic bridge at Beufort in South Carolina where Forrest Gump ended up after miles and miles of running from coast to coast.
  3. Go to the Messe in Berlin, Germany to take a closer look at where “The Hunger Games” was filmed.
  4. Follow the steps of David Craig if he is your favorite James Bond, and visit the ski slopes at Tirol, Austria where scenes from the iconic “Spectre” were shot.
  5. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to go to Dubrovnik, Croatia and enjoy the beautiful surroundings there. Other amazing locations where the blockbuster series was filmed include: Ireland and Iceland. No doubt they are all worthwhile visiting if you are a fan of GoT.
  6. The Jackson Street Bridge in Atlanta, Georgia is where you should go to see the spot where the Walking Dead was filmed.
  7. Go to Scotland to enjoy the beauty of some of the castles where TV show “Outlander” was set and filmed.
  8. Don’t miss out on visiting that unforgettable beach from Danny Boyle’s “The Beach”. It is in Thailand and is definitely an amazing place to go and enjoy crystal clear waters and silk soft sand whether you are a fan of the movie or not.
  9. Follow the steps of your favorite “La La land” characters and take an LA tour.
  10. If you are a Star Wars fan, there are actually numerous options when it comes to visiting the real time locations where your favorite scenes or episodes were shot, including:

  • The Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata, Tunisia where Luke’s home from his childhood located on Tatooine was filmed in the first ever Star Wars film. Today it is a hotel, so you can book a room and enjoy the experience first-hand. The famous igloo home of Luke is really located in La Grande Dune, near Nefta in Tunisia.
  • For a closer look at the location where that incredible battle scene from “The Last Jedi” you need to visit the Salar de Uyuni salt flat located in Bolivia.
  • For fans of the newer episodes, Reynisfjara in Iceland is a must visit spot where the “Rogue One” episode was filmed, becoming one of the many sci-fi pictures shot in this incredible landscape.
  • A less exotic and yet equally impressive destination for Star Wars fans – London’s Canary Warf Station is the futuristic place where the Stormtroopers are filmed marching in “Rogue One.”

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