Halona Cove in Oahu, Hawaii.
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20 Classic Movie Destinations

Lights, Camera, Location! 20 Ways to Recreate Movie Magic
By Kimberley Lovato

Is there a girl out there who hasn't dreamed of twirling in the Alps and singing along to The Sound of Music soundtrack -- or a boy who hasn't imagined a home run à la Field of Dreams?

Films have long been an inspiration to travelers looking to link the dreamy scenes depicted on the silver screen to real-life adventures. Here are 20 ways to recreate some classic movie scenes in Paris, Rome, London, New York City, Oahu, and more great destinations around the world.

Photo Caption: Halona Cove in Oahu, Hawaii
Mouth of Truth, Rome
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Roman Holiday (1953)
Where: Rome, Italy

Must-See Movie Locations: The Mouth of Truth; the Spanish Steps

Recreate the Experience: Relive the romp around the Eternal City with Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) and journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) as you risk your hand inside the Mouth of Truth, eat gelato on the Spanish Steps, and spend a summer evening along the Tiber River during the annual Lungo il Tevere Roma festival (www.lungoiltevereroma.com).

Photo Caption: Approaching the Mouth of Truth in Rome
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Halona Cove in Oahu, Hawaii.
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From Here to Eternity (1953)
Where: Oahu, Hawaii

Must-See Movie Location:
Halona Cove

Recreate the Experience:
The tiny cove is called The Peering Place, and the whole world peered in on Karen (Deborah Kerr) and Sgt. Warren (Burt Lancaster) as they kissed passionately on the small crescent of sand and surf. You can too if you'd like, or just hold hands.

Photo Caption: Halona Cove in Oahu, Hawaii
Harry Potter fans can visit Platform 9 3/4 at the Kings Cross Railway Station in London, England.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Where: London, England; Glencoe, Scotland

Must-See Movie Locations: King's Cross Railway Station (www.kingscrossstation.com); Glencoe (www.discoverglencoe.com)

Recreate the Experience: Board the Hogwarts Express with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his pals on Platform 9¾. For mere mortals that's between Platforms 3 and 4, at King's Cross Railway Station. Chug to the spectacular Scottish scenery highlighted in every film and visit Glencoe, the Highland glen where Hagrid's Hut (among other movie sets) once stood.

Photo Caption: Harry Potter fans can visit Platform 9¾ at the King's Cross Railway Station in London, England
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Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco.
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Goldeneye (1995)
Where: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Must-See Movie Location: Casino de Monte-Carlo (€10 entry; www.casinomontecarlo.com)

Recreate the Experience: Fast cars and far-flung places are hallmarks of every James Bond flick, but Monte Carlo exudes 007 swagger better than the rest. Engage in your own tryst with lady luck, as Bond (Pierce Brosnan) did at the principality's legendary casino. The line of cars out front -- Bond pulls up in an Aston Martin DB5 -- would make any tuxedo-clad spy jealous.

Photo Caption: Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco
Sant'Angelo on the Italian island of Ischia. Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">Tom Weber/Frommers.com Community</a>
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Where: Ischia, Italy

Must-See Movie Location: Bagno Antonio beach

Recreate the Experience: The fictitious seaside village of Mongibello, where Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) and his girlfriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow) while away their wealthy lifestyle, is actually the island of Ischia. Take a ferry from Naples and visit Bagno Antonio, the beach where Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) devises his first meeting with the couple. There are sun beds, a restaurant, and plenty of dolce vita.

Photo Caption: Sant'Angelo on the Italian island of Ischia. Photo by Tom Weber/Frommers.com Community
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Mirabell Park in Salzburg, Austria.
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Where: Salzburg, Austria

Must-See Locations: Old Town; Mirabell Park and Gardens

Recreate the Experience: Skip by a few of Maria's (Julie Andrews) favorite things in Old Town, where she sings "I Have Confidence in Me" while crossing Residenzplatz and splashing in Residenz Fountain. Or let loose in Mirabell Park and sing "Do-Re-Mi" just like the Von Trapp clan did.

Photo Caption: Mirabell Park in Salzburg, Austria
The gardens at Broughton Castle in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Where: Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Must-See Location: Broughton Castle (adults $12.25, children 5-15 $6; limited opening times; www.broughtoncastle.com)

Recreate the Experience: A young William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) -- in search of a muse -- finds one in Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) at her home, Broughton Castle. Take a tour of the gardens as seen from Viola's window. Inside the castle, The Great Hall is where Shakespeare first meets Viola, and the Oak Room is where Lord Wessex (Colin Firth) informs Viola that she is promised to him.

Photo Caption: The gardens at Broughton Castle in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
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Bodega Head State Park in Bodega Bay, California.
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The Birds (1963)
Where: Bodega Bay, California

Must-See Movie Locations: Tide's Wharf and Restaurant (www.innatthetides.com); the Potter Schoolhouse (www.bodegabay.com)

Recreate the Experience: The town itself was a set, but the craggy cliffs and eerie fog (and yes, lots of birds) feel as remote now as when Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) followed her love interest there in the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Several restaurant and boat dock scenes where shot at the Tides Wharf and Restaurant, now also an inn. The movie's famous schoolhouse, in the nearby town of Bodega, is a private residence, but a drive-by will bring back chilling movie moments.

Photo Caption: Bodega Head State Park in Bodega Bay, California
Tiffany & Co. in New York City.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Where: New York City

Must-See Movie Locations: Tiffany's; New York Public Library

Recreate the Experience: Have a cab drop you -- tiara, pearls, and little black dress not necessary -- in front of the flagship store on Fifth Avenue where Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) stared dreamily through the window after an all-nighter, croissant and coffee in hand. Or check out the novella by Truman Capote at the New York Public Library where Paul "Fred" Varjak (George Peppard) takes Holly to see his book.

Photo Caption: Leaving Tiffany & Co. in New York City with an iconic Tiffany Blue bag
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The Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California.
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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
Where: Los Angeles, California

Must-See Movie Location: Griffith Park Observatory (free admission; www.griffithobs.org)

Recreate the Experience: Seeing stars is a given in L.A., especially at Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium. The location is where Jim Stark (James Dean) went on a school field trip, and it's also the setting of the film's final (spoiler alert!) shootout. The observatory offers sweeping views of Tinsel Town, stars of a different variety, and a bust of the legendary actor.

Photo Caption: The Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California
View of Machu Picchu in Peru's Sacred Valley.
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Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Where: Peru

Must-See Movie Location: Machu Picchu

Recreate the Experience: The ultimate boys' trip follows a young Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) as he and a friend travel Latin America on the back of a beat-up motorcycle. It's a visit to the awe-inspiring ancient ruins of Machu Picchu that piques Guevara's social consciousness. Whether you journey there by train or by foot, the impact of Machu Picchu will be profound.

Photo Caption: View of Machu Picchu in Peru's Sacred Valley
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The Belfry in Bruges, Belgium.
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In Bruges (2008)
Where: Bruges, Belgium

Must-See Locations: The Belfry (adults $6, children under 13 free); Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel (www.relaisbourgondischcruyce.be); Cafedraal (www.cafedraal.be)

Recreate the Experience: The medieval Belgian town stars alongside Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), hit men who decide to lay low and see the sites. Stay where they did, at canal-side Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel, and dine at Cafedraal, where Ray has dinner with Chloe (Clémence Poésy). Ray didn't climb the 366 steps of the Belfry, but Ken did, and you should too "for the view of down here."

Photo Caption: The Belfry in Bruges, Belgium
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Where: Chicago, Illinois

Must-See Movie Locations: Art Institute of Chicago (adults $18, children/students $12, free under 14; www.artic.edu) and the Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower (adults $17.50, children 3-11 $11, free under 3; www.theskydeck.com)

Recreate the Experience: If ever a movie sparked an overwhelming urge to cut school and head downtown with your best friends in tow, this one did. See all of Chicago like Ferris (Matthew Broderick), Sloane (Mia Sara), and Cameron (Alan Ruck). Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and lean against the glass windows of the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) Skydeck, perched 1,353 feet above the Windy City.

Photo Caption: Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by HSica/Frommers.com Community
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The baseball field from the movie "Field of Dreams" in Dyersville, Iowa.
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Field of Dreams (1989)
Where: Dyersville, Iowa

Must-See Movie Locations: The baseball field (www.fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com)

Recreate the Experience: The ethereal "If you build it, he will come" vibe is still alive and well in the cornfields of Iowa, where the baseball diamond (new since the film) is open to big league dreamers. BYOB (bring your own bat).

Photo Caption: The baseball field from the movie Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa
Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon.
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The Shining (1980)
Where: Mount Hood, Oregon

Must-See Movie Location: Timberline Lodge (www.timberlinelodge.com)

Recreate the Experience: "Here's Johnny" sent chills tingling down the spines of millions of fans that watched Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) go slowly insane at the fictional Overlook Hotel, the exterior shots of which were filmed at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon. Book Room 217 (from Stephen King's book) if you dare; by the way, Room 237, as depicted in the film, does not exist.

Photo Caption: Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon
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Murchison Falls in Kampala, Uganda, Africa.
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The African Queen (1951)
Where: Kampala, Uganda

Must-See Movie Location: Murchison Falls (www.murchisonfallsnationalpark.com)

Recreate the Experience: Book a room at The Paraa Lodge (www.paraalodge.com), between Lake Albert and Murchison Falls, where Rose (Katherine Hepburn) and Charlie (Humphrey Bogart) finally confront the German warship Louisa. The hotel is perched over the River Nile in Murchsion Falls National Park, and offers adventurous safaris (land or water) that are worthy of a sequel.

Photo Caption: Murchison Falls in Kampala, Uganda, Africa
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah.
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Stagecoach (1939)
Where: Monument Valley, Utah

Must-See Movie Location: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ($5 admission per person)

Recreate the Experience: Ringo Kid (John Wayne) rode through Monument Valley, on the Arizona-Utah border, and permanently fixed the arid landscape and flat top buttes in the imaginations of millions as the image of America's Old West. Back in 1939, there were no paved roads, but these days you can drive, bike, hike, or ride easily through the West the way it once was.

Photo Caption: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Utah
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Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, California.
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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Where: San Francisco, California

Must-See Movie Location:
Alcatraz Island, also known as the Rock (adults $26, children 5-11 $16; www.alcatrazcruises.com)

Recreate the Experience: The formidable island prison in the San Francisco Bay once caged America's most wanted, but today the only inmates are seagulls and seals -- and tourists who come to stand in the jail cell of Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) before plotting their own daring escapes.

Photo Caption: Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, California
Café des deux Moulins in Paris, France.
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Amélie (2001)
Where: Paris, France

Must-See Movie Locations: Café des Deux Moulins; Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

Recreate the Experience: The bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre is the co-star alongside the quirky ingénue Amélie (Audrey Tatou). Take a break at the Café des Deux Moulins, where she works as a waitress, and climb to Sacré-Coeur for a panoramic view of Paris.

Photo Caption: Café des deux Moulins in Paris, France
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When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Where: New York City

Must-See Locations: Washington Square Park; Loeb Boathouse; Katz's Deli

Recreate the Experience: The film jumps through the lives of Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) and around some of Manhattan's must-sees. People watch in Washington Square Park, where the duo separate after the drive form Chicago, or lunch with the ladies like Sally at Loeb Boathouse, one of Central Park's most iconic settings. The movie's famous "fake it" scene was shot at Katz's Deli; the well-marked table is still there if you'd like to "have what she's having."

Photo Caption: Washington Square Park in New York City. Photo by Jordan Lipka/Frommers.com Community
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