Top 10 destinations to places in the US filming the legendary movies
The United States is considered to be cinematiccapital of the world, and for film fans is the perfect place to go on a road adventure to the places of filming the famous blockbusters, such as "Home Alone" and "Back to the Future."
Thanks to the cooperation with British AirwaysOf American Airlines, the Finnair and Iberia, travel to North America have become easier than ever. Non-stop flights to BA and transfers from 28 European airports deliver passengers to 242 destinations in the US and Canada. And when you order package offer that includes airfare, hotel accommodation and a rental car, you can get a discount on the flight.
British Airways is a selection of placesfilmed movies of different genres, from romantic melodramas and thrillers to comedies and children's films. In such a journey would be interesting to go with the whole family.
"Back to the Future" - Los Angeles, CA
The journey can start with a photo shoot on a backgroundHollywood sign, and then visit the Hill Valley, a small town of the trilogy "Back to the Future." Many scenes from the first two movies were filmed in the Los Angeles area, including the house of Doc Brown in the Gamble House and the famous dance Enchantment Under The Sea at the First United Methodist Church in Hollywood. Take a ride on a roller coaster in the park Universal Studios and visit the famous area of the Courthouse Square, where the shooting took place.
In Los Angeles, as it is a largethe number of mansions, in the interior of which a lot of movies have been filmed. The largest mansion in Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion, appeared in a dozen films: Professor Xavier's school ( "X-Men"), a hospital ( "Star Trek: Nemesis") and home of the Green Goblin ( "Spider-Man").
'Escape from Alcatraz' - San Francisco
The six-hour ride to the north along the coast, inSan Francisco Bay, is the island-prison, where the drama was filmed about the famous escape in 1962, became a classic of world cinema. Here you can stroll through the National Park, join a guided tour through the prison and see the camera hero Clint Eastwood, Robert Stroud, in which he left his head out of papier-mache in bed to fool the guards. The island also made films "The Rock" and "in focus."
"The Hangover" - Las Vegas, NV
Eight hours on the road, and you are in "Sin City", wherewere shooting a film about the famous bachelor. The film can be seen now famous lobby Hotel Caesars Palace, where the characters stop. And here is the ill-fated room decoration, as well as the wedding venue - The Best Little Chapel.
"Psycho" - Phoenix, Arizona
Staying in the same state, go to Phoenix,where they filmed footage of a single room, opening the legendary film of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". The building once housed Jefferson hotel, but then it turned into the Phoenix Police Museum. The scene was filmed in the shower is not in this hotel, Bates Motel was a decoration, built on the Universal Studios in Hollywood.
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" - Austin, TX
Until the next destination of a long road,so you can make a stop in El Paso, New Mexico. The film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," with Johnny Depp takes place in a place called Endora, Iowa, but the most dedicated fans of the movie know that the shooting took place in the "Lone Star State". Manor Township in the east of Austin was the main place of filming, which began with a career Depp and Leonardo Di Caprio. Among the most famous attractions - a water tower, which climbs Arnie, the character DiCaprio.
"Home Alone" - Chicago
Macaulay Culkin played the role of a rebelliousBoy Kevin McCallister in the classic Christmas movie, which was filmed primarily in Chicago and its suburbs. The road from Austin to Chicago will also be long, therefore we recommend to make a stop in Memphis, Tenn. When you reach the windy Chicago, you can visit the real home McCallister family. It is located on Lincoln Avenue in the northern part of the city. It is a residential house, so unfortunately, you can not look inside. But you can visit the place where Kevin met Santa, it is opposite the Winnetka Village Hall on Green Bay Road.
"Jaws" - Boston, Massachusetts
Dare to swim when you arrive inMartha's Vineyard - a resort that served as Amity Island in the films of Steven Spielberg? This north-eastern point will begin the trip down the East Coast. In Boston, a lot of places filming the movie "Jaws", including the beach, where there was an attack on the boy Kintner (
Josephy A Sylvia State Beach) and 'safe' lagoon, where the shark eats almost son Brody (Sengekontacket Pond).
"Sex and the City" - New York
"Big Apple" is the filming location forcountless films. You can join the bus tour and see more than 40 locations in one trip. Famous streets of New York and appeared in the TV series "Sex and the City," and in the film. If you find yourself in the Midtown Manhattan, walk to the New York library where Carrie and Mr. Big were to be married, or visit the Upper East Side to admire the exterior of the luxury penthouse, which heroes are buying at the end of the film.
"Rocky" - Philadelphia, Maryland
Reach sneakers and get ready to climb the 72the most famous steps in the history of Hollywood, is now known as 'Rocky Stairs'. Everyone remembers the scene in which the hero Sylvester Stallone runs up the steps of the Art Museum of Philadelphia, preparing for the next battle. The ladder has become so popular that some local residents took places at the top and take pictures of the tourists for a small tip.
"The Truman Show" - Seaside, Florida
The final leg of the journey to the south goes throughstates, where you can stop and rest, for example, in North or South Carolina. In Florida, you can find the fictional town of "The Truman Show." Perhaps the screen it looks too perfect and therefore unreal, but actually the town of Seahaven - an existing resort Seaside. It stretches over 80 acres on the shores of the Gulf of Florida, on its territory located 300 homes, many of which are leased. Seaside was recently voted "Best beach of the world" according to the magazine Travel + Leisure, and was upomnyaut in the article "10 best beach towns in Florida," published in the USA Today newspaper. Film fans can also visit the theme park Universal Studios and take a ride on the thematic attractions devoted to Harry Potter and The Simpsons.
Make your exciting holiday in placesfilming favorite films more profitable, you will offer a special package available on the official website of British Airways, which includes the rental class "luxury" car. The route starts on the West Coast in Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, and ends in Florida on the East Coast. The journey can start from any point on the route, depending on the duration of the trip and budget.