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6 Movie Location Vacation Destinations

Updated on January 27, 2015

St. Regis Princeville - Kauai


1. Los Angeles - Be At The Awards

Travelers can also go watch the stars walk the red carpet on February 22. Go to Universal Studios to learn about movie magic or take a tour on the Warner Bros. lot. Vacation Package includes Roundtrip airfare from NYC and 3 nights at the 4-star Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza at $592/person for the dates of Feb. 20-23.

Other hotels worth staying in include:

Loews Hollywood -

W Hotel in Hollywood -

Chateau Marmont -

Stay Near The Stars in Hollywood

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755 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
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2. Kauai - Ideal Movie Set

Kauai has been selected to represent not only Hawaii, but also the South Pacific, Asia, South America, Africa and other tropical locales. It's a prime film location for numerous full-length feature movies. It all started in 1933, with the filming of White Heat. From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai offers an ideal setting for movie and vacation magic. Learn more by going to

Recent movies filmed in Kauai -

In 2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed in Kalalau Valley, Maha’ulepu

In 2011 - Just Go With It was filmed in Kilauea Falls

In 2011 - The Descendants was filmed Hanalei, Princeville

In 2011 - Soul Surfer filmed at Tunnels beach, Hanalei Pier, Kalalau Trail

Afternoon Tea at the Ahwahnee Hotel

3. Wild - Yosemite National Park

Explore part of the Pacific Crest Trail and reward yourself with a relaxing hotel stay at the end of your hike. There are three places to stay in the park - Curry Village, Yosemite Lodge and the Ahwahnee Hotel. Go to to check on availability and rates. Getaway Rates offers Roundtrip airfare NYC-Fresno/Yosemite Airport for $651. Rates for the week of July 12. Visit

Staying in Yosemite Valley

Cabins and Tents
Curry Village
Ahwahnee Hotel
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4. Grand Budapest Hotel - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Several European vacation destinations and hotel properties inspired the hotel façade for the movie, including the five-star Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary. Getaway Rates offers Roundtrip airfare NYC-Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic for $2,227. Stay at the hotel for $198/night during the week of June 14. Visit

5. The Imitation Game - London, England

Take a day trip out to Bletchley Park to see a replica of Alan Turing’s code-breaking machine. Vacation Package: Roundtrip from NYC and six nights at the 4-star Doubletree By Hilton Westminster for $1,503/person from Feb. 15-22. Visit

6. Selma - Memphis, Tennessee

Learn more about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement by visiting The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.

The museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history. Learn about the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality. Vacation Package offers a Valentine's Day package on Feb. 14-16 with roundtrip air from NYC and two nights at the 4-star landmark Peabody Hotel for $497/person. Visit


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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      Definitely could use that Hawaii vacation!

    • Jill Weinlein profile image

      Jill Weinlein 3 years ago from Southern California

      You are very kind Patsybell. Thanks.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      This is a fascinating and fun hub. Voted up, I, U, tweet, pin.