Pop culture and roadtripping go together like Thelma and Louise. Road trips play backdrop to the decadent adventures of Sal Paradise in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the unlikely friendship between a race car and a tow truck in Pixar’s Cars, and the hilarious antics of Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber.
Hitting the road is also an excellent way to channel your own main character energy. Follow the links below to chase snakes in District 12, live out your real-life Wizarding World fantasies, and mingle with monsters at the Munster Mansion.
Or, if you’re up for a real adventure, there’s no time like the present to double up with your best friend and take a moped ride to Aspen. Because, as Robert M. Pirsig wrote in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.”
Famous filming locations
There’s nothing like rewatching your favorite show and being able to say, “I’ve been there.”
Home to Hook and Ladder Company 8, the original 'Ghostbusters' headquarters is still an active firehouse
Ralphie’s childhood home from ‘A Christmas Story’ lives on as a perfectly preserved shrine to the holiday classic
Chasing snakes and ghosts at Henry River Mill Village, the abandoned town also known as District 12 in ‘The Hunger Games’
On the screen
Find road trip destinations and itineraries inspired by your favorite TV shows and movies.
The town that inspired Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow may be short on diners, but it’s full of charm—and coffee
'Here's to spontaneity': Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater hit the road again in a new animated series
Secrecy and conspiracy theories abound at Camp Hero, the abandoned military base that inspired 'Stranger Things'
Be kind, rewind: The last Blockbuster on Earth is not only surviving, but thriving as a tourist destination
Mingle with monsters (and Marilyn) at the Munster Mansion, a perfect replica of the fictional family's house
Follow in the Addams family's footsteps on a creepy, kooky, and all together ooky cross-country road trip
Few places in the U.S. are as steeped in pop culture history as the Mother Road.
8 iconic pop culture locations on a Route 66 road trip
Stay gold at The Outsiders house in Tulsa, stand on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and grab a burger at the Bagdad Cafe on this cross-country route.
7 Route 66 locations that inspired the makers of Pixar’s ‘Cars’
Radiator Springs isn’t a real town, but fans of the classic animated film can get their kicks at these must-see attractions on or near the Mother Road.
Music legends and venues
Honor some of history’s greatest artists on these road trips.
Beyond Graceland: Tracing Elvis Presley’s legacy back to his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi
Literary road trips
From Dr. Seuss to Hemingway, these road trip destinations are bookworm-approved.
Chambermaids and golden retrievers allegedly still haunt the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for 'The Shining'
Oh, the places you’ll go: A Massachusetts museum celebrates the whimsical world and colorful career of Dr. Seuss
Looking for Anne of Green Gables among the rolling hills and red sand beaches of Prince Edward Island
Don’t sleep on these road trips and experiences dedicated to art, superheroes, video games, and more.
Going beyond the soup cans at The Andy Warhol Museum, where seven floors of exhibits tell the story of a pop-art icon
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