10 Ideas for Fantasy Destinations

The 1st Annual Genre Traveler Photo Contest has begun and I’ve gotten some questions as to what kinds of photos would make good submissions. What destinations am I looking for?

Well, as stated in the contest rules, pretty much anyplace that a science fiction, fantasy or horror fan would find in interesting place to visit, be it a themepark attraction, film, novel or short story location, or just a place that has that certain “genre feel” to it.

But, to help jumpstart your imaginations, I’ve come up with some lists of ideas for each type of destination. Yesterday, I covered science fiction destinations; today will be fantasy destinations. These are just ideas — not specific instructions. So take a look at them and come up with your own take on genre travel.

NOTE: These are not listed in any particular order, pretty much in the random order they entered my head.

10 Ideas for Fantasy Destinations

  1. The train used in the Harry Potter movies
  2. A fairytale themed garden
  3. The castle used in The Highlander film
  4. Rue Saint Vincent, running behind Sacre Coeur in Montmartre (from Amalie)
  5. Kaitoke Regional Park, which was used for Rivendell in one of the LOTR movies
  6. The house of Laurie Strode (Halloween), in South Pasadena, on Oxley Street at the corner of Fairview Avenue.
  7. The Los Angeles city scape — Frank L. Baum’ The Emerald City (The Wizard of Oz) was inspired by it
  8. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  9. A Renaisance festival
  10. Norway — home of trolls

Come back tomorrow for “10 Ideas for Horror Destinations”

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.