by Alanna Smith
Content Quality Editor
The 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony airs tonight, meaning that awards season is now in full swing. If you love watching movies almost as much as you love traveling, then have we got the list for you! Check out these awesome vacation destinations inspired by some of our favorite nominees.
Call Me by Your Name
Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama), & Best Supporting Actor
If you were in love with Luca Guadagnino’s bittersweet romance Call Me by Your Name, northern Italy is where you need to visit. The movie was filmed in the town of Crema, Lombardy, where you can wander the ancient streets and visit the restaurants frequented by the cast and crew.
About an hour away is Bergamo, where Elio and Oliver spend their final days together in the film. Built on a hill, this beautiful city is perfect for lovers of Italian food and culture. It’s also close to the picturesque Lake Iseo and breathtaking Bergamo Alps.
Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Animated) & Best Original Song
With all its rainbow-hued architecture, it’s hard to believe that any of the settings from Disney/Pixar’s animated film Coco could be found in real life. While the movie’s Land of the Dead blends real-world elements with the realm of imagination, main character Miguel’s hometown of Santa Cecilia could be any number of small towns in Mexico.
The filmmakers were especially influenced by villages in the Mexican states of Guanajuato and Oaxaca. If you were to visit during the festival of Día de los Muertos, you would find vibrant cemeteries full of families, feasts, and flowers.
The Disaster Artist
Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) & Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
It’s not often that a movie is described as one of the best and worst films ever made. James Franco’s critically-acclaimed The Disaster Artist tells the bizarre-but-true story of the making of one such movie: 2003’s cult classic The Room, which grossed just $1,800 on a $6 million budget.
If you’re a fan of either film, it’s time to take a trip to California. Take a tour around San Francisco, and pretend you’re in one of The Room’s infamous green screen or stock footage shots. Then head down to Los Angeles and walk the streets of Hollywood, where the real-life Tommy Wiseau proved that anyone’s filmmaking dreams can come true.
Game of Thrones
Nominated for Best Television Series (Drama)
If there’s any show on television that inspires more wanderlust than HBO’s Game of Thrones, we’ve yet to find it. Over the course of seven seasons, the showrunners have transformed some of Earth’s most intriguing locales into the harsh and beautiful lands of Westeros and Essos.
The show has certainly sparked a tourism boom for certain countries, especially Croatia, where cities like Dubrovnik and Split have doubled as King’s Landing, Mereen, and more. You can hop on tours to various filming locations, or explore the cities on your own terms. Just watch out for dragons.
The Greatest Showman
Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), & Best Song
Since 2017 marked the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, it is only fitting that the year also holds the release of The Greatest Showman, a film about one of the show’s creators, P.T. Barnum.
While the touring circus may be a dying breed, there’s still a place you can go for some of the greatest shows on Earth: Las Vegas. There are currently seven different Cirque du Soleil shows running in Vegas right now, featuring everything from the music of the Beatles to an acrobatic water show.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama)
For a show famous for its Scotsmen, Outlander has taken its characters all over the world. In a departure from the moody highlands of Scotland, Season 3 saw Claire and Jamie land on the sunny shores of Jamaica.
The cast and crew did not actually travel down to the Caribbean for filming, though: they went even further south, to Cape Town, South Africa.
This gorgeous city is located at the base of the dramatic and extremely photogenic Table Mountain, making the destination perfect for hikers and nature lovers. For those thrillseekers who can’t seem to master time travel, there’s a fun little activity called shark cage diving in the area.
Nominated for Best Television Performance by an Actor (Limited Series)
The return of cult classic Twin Peaks certainly caused quite a bit of buzz this year after over 25 years off the air. While the town of Twin Peaks is, for better or worse, fictional, it’s very easy to visit the towns where the show was filmed.
Head out to North Bend, Washington to see the quiet streets and hulking mountains that gave life to the oddest town on television. Grab a coffee and a slice of cherry pie at Twede’s Cafe, which served as the The Double R Diner in both the original series and the reboot. Then head out to Snoqualmie Falls, where you can find the exterior of the Great Northern Hotel—or in real life, the Salish Lodge and Spa.