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Top Set-Jetting Destinations: Traveling to Your Favorite Film Sets

Updated: Jun 4



For those who are avid fans of film and television, combining the love for screen stories with wanderlust has birthed a unique kind of tourism: "Set-jetting." Set-jetting is all about visiting the filming locations of your favorite movies and TV shows. For those eager to step into the landscapes of their favorite cinematic moments, here are some of the top set-jetting destinations across the globe.


 

Dubrovnik, Croatia – 'Game of Thrones'

While Northern Ireland housed many of the series’ indoor scenes, the ancient city of Dubrovnik, with its medieval walls and dramatic cliffs, doubled as King's Landing. Walk the city walls or take a guided tour to recognize iconic locations from Westeros.


New Zealand – 'The Lord of the Rings' & 'The Hobbit' Trilogies

Almost synonymous with Middle Earth, New Zealand’s sweeping landscapes provided the perfect backdrop for Tolkien's epic tales. From the rolling hills of the Shire in Matamata to the dramatic Tongariro National Park as Mordor, the country is a LOTR fan's dream.


Petra, Jordan – 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

The majestic Al-Khazneh (The Treasury) in Petra makes a striking appearance as the final resting place of the Holy Grail. The rose-red city with its archaeological wonders offers a journey back in time.


Tangier, Morocco – 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

While the Bourne series filmed across numerous global cities, the chaotic and vibrant Tangier market chase scene is hard to forget. The old medina of Tangier is perfect for fans looking to immerse themselves in a blend of culture and cinematic history.


Forks Washington, USA – 'Twilight' Saga

This small, rain-soaked town in Washington became an unexpected tourist hotspot following its portrayal as the home of Bella Swan and her vampire beau. Visit the actual locations and feel the misty ambiance that defined the series.


Tokyo, Japan – 'Lost in Translation'

Relive the neon-lit nights and tranquil days that Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson experienced. Visit the Park Hyatt Hotel's New York Bar or the bustling Shibuya Crossing to soak in the film's atmospheric essence.


Salzburg, Austria – 'The Sound of Music'

The hills are still alive with the sound of music in Salzburg. A set-jetting must for musical enthusiasts, visit the Mirabell Gardens, the Nonnberg Abbey, and the iconic locations where Maria and the children sang their hearts out.


Philadelphia, USA – 'Rocky'

The steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, also known as the 'Rocky Steps,' have become an iconic running route. Channel your inner Rocky Balboa and relive that triumphant run!


Ait Benhaddou, Morocco – 'Gladiator'

This ancient clay city has seen numerous films and series, but its role in Gladiator as the city of Zucchabar stands out. Walk the same paths that Maximus did, with the dramatic Moroccan landscape surrounding you.


Paris, France – 'Amélie'

Dive into the whimsical world of Amélie Poulain by visiting Montmartre. Sip coffee at the Café des 2 Moulins and wander the charming streets to feel the magic of this beloved French film.



Set-jetting:

Set-jetting provides a unique angle to your travel experiences, allowing you to interact with destinations on a more personal, narrative-driven level. As you walk these paths, remember, it's not just about reliving movie moments but also creating your own stories in these iconic places. Lights, camera, travel!


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