6 Places to Re-create Your Favorite Movie Scenes
Relive a memorable scene from one of your favorite films by checking out one of these famous destinations
Become the star of your vacation when you travel to these famous film locations where you might even recreate some of your favorite Hollywood scenes.
If you’re a film buff, there may be nothing more exciting than setting foot on the location of your favorite movie. Roll that thrilling experience into your next vacation by planning your trip around one of these six destinations and some of our favorite movie scenes to recreate.
Don’t shoot your eye out
Step into the 1983 film A Christmas Story at the house in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.
Head up the turnpike from Pittsburgh to find a hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, and check out the house from A Christmas Story. Make your way to the Tremont neighborhood, where the exterior of Ralphie’s home was filmed at 3159 W. 11th Street. The interior has since been renovated into an exact replica of the Parkers’ home, so now you can walk from room to room, reliving any scene you choose. There’s also a museum across the street containing props and movie memorabilia.
Grab breakfast and a pastrami on rye
Stop in to Kat’s Delicatessen in New York City and find yourself in the center of the iconic When Harry Met Sally scene.
Home to some of the most iconic movies and TV shows, the Big Apple’s skyline and hustle and bustle are instantly recognizable. If you’re staying in New York City, start your trip by recreating the opening shot from Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Audrey Hepburn, all dressed in black, hails a cab and heads to Tiffany’s on 727 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Or take a detour to the Lower East Side and grab a bite at Katz’s Delicatessen. Here, you can have what Sally was having in her unforgettable scene from When Harry Met Sally—there’s a sign to show you the way.
Enjoy some liver, fava beans and a nice Chianti
In the heart of Pittsburgh are some of the iconic locations that made movie goers' skin crawl.
You don’t want to have what Hannibal Lecter was having in The Silence of the Lambs, but you can visit the site of the infamous movie scene where Anthony Hopkins uttered one of the film’s most quotable lines. Book your hotel in Pittsburgh close to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, which served as the Tennessee courthouse where Lecter was kept in a caged cell in the building's Grand Ballroom. From there, he attempted the movie’s chilling escape sequence. The ballroom is also the site of the mesmerizing conversation between Agent Starling and Lecter that gave the film its title.
Share your life story
Make your way to Chippewa Square to meet the many faces of this historic town with many stories to tell.
Photo op! Hotels in Savannah near the center of the downtown historic district, puts you close to picturesque Chippewa Square where you can capture the perfect selfie of you and your traveling companions. It’s easy to spot the location where Forrest Gump told strangers his life story, but if you want to take a load off, you’ll have to bring your own chair. The exact bench from Forrest Gump is now being preserved in the Savannah History Museum nearby.
Walk along the shores
Channel your best Charlton Heston impression at California’s Point Dume Beach, site of the famous climax from the original The Planet of the Apes.
If you stay in Malibu, California and head to Point Dume State Beach located about an hour west of Los Angeles, you can revisit the site of the shocking twist ending of the original Planet of the Apes. Stroll along the white sand, and even go whale watching at Point Dume Nature Preserve. As a bonus, Point Dume was also the site of Dr. Evil's Volcano Island in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Bull Durham—often listed as one of the best sports movies of all time—didn’t film solely at the Historic Durham Athletic Park. Walk around town from your hotel in Durham to see other locations from the film, including the Green Room on Broad Street, two miles from the ballpark, where Crash Davis gives Nuke a lesson on how to punch a grumpy drunk. Remarkably, the place looks exactly the same as it did in 1988.