Movie Travel Guide

movie travel guideSo you are in search of a vacation destination that can fulfill your desire to see some the famous places that your favorite movies were filmed. There are several well-known areas that could be included in a movie travel guide, and here’s a look at a few of them.


California is perhaps the premier destination for movie buffs, and no movie travel guide would be complete without its inclusion. There are major film studios to visit including Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures and George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of locations in California that have been used as sites for movies like all three Back to the Future movies, a few Star Trek movies, The Big Lebowski and so many more.

New Zealand

New Zealand can be included in a movie travel guide if only for being the site location of the award-winning trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The spectacular backgrounds and scenery of this country were absolutely astonishing in these movies. In addition, The Last Samurai, Midnight Run, The Piano, and King Kong were also filmed at various New Zealand locations.

New York

What movie travel guide would be complete without New York? The number of movies that have been filmed in and around New York are numerous. Some favorites include Batman Forever, The Godfather, The World According to Garp and Spiderman. No doubt, most film enthusiasts would count New York as a top destination on a movie travel adventure. And don’t forget to visit Broadway, where so many wonderful shows have been turned into movies!


A more romance-inducing locale would be harder to find that that of Greece. Of course, when we think of Greek movies the timeless Zorba The Greek always springs to mind. In addition to this classic, other wonderful films such as Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Mamma Mia! have also been filmed in Greece. You can also visit some Greek landmarks while there, such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

golden state bridge

San Francisco

There are so many famous places in and around San Francisco that have appeared in movies that it could take pages and pages to list them all. Alcatraz is perhaps one of the most famous with well known movies such as The Rock and Birdman of Alcatraz filmed there. And what about those famous car chase scenes that were filmed on the San Francisco hills, including one of the most highly regarding car chase scenes in movie history in the film Bullitt. And don’t forget the Golden Gate Bridge. This easily recognized landmark has been featured in many popular films including Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.


The western state of Utah, with its stunning scenery, has been a favorite of moviemakers for years. The small southern Utah town of Kanab has been the site of numerous famous westerns including The Outlaw Josie Wales, and The Devil and Miss Sarah. Other movies filmed in Utah include Thelma and Louise, Planet of the Apes and Napoleon Dynamite. And of course Park City, Utah is the home of the Sundance Film Festival — the premier film festival for independent films.


Mexico has been the site for movies for years, and mainstream movies are no exception. Total Recall, Quantum of Solace and Altered States are just a few of the movies that have been filmed in Mexico. You can travel throughout the entire country and find the locations of your favorite movies, as well as soaking up the local culture and flavors, from the beaches to the mountains.

Plan movie travel destinations around your favorite big screen presentation and have a getaway to remember.