Visiting Epic Locations from TV and Movies

by | Mar 30, 2023 | FTM News

Have you ever seen a TV show or movie and thought, “that places looks awesome! I would love to go there!” Well, in a lot cases, you can! 

Many of your favorite scenes on the big and little screen are filmed in places you can really visit. Even if the name has changed, you actually can “step right into the movies!” 

I will be back with more posts about staying in the movies, but in the meantime, if these famous spots inspires your travel bug, please reach out today at

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (The Plaza Hotel New York)

Home Alone 2, sequel to the hugely popular Home Alone, was released in 1992 and features Kevin and his shenanigans in this historic hotel and in New York City.  Now you can even arrange for a Home Alone 2 experience which includes a gigantic sundae; 16 scoops of assorted ice cream, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, M&M’s, brownie bits, chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauce.  It also includes a limo ride visiting various filming locations and a cheese pizza to enjoy while you sightsee!   (Tim Curry not included.)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall  (Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii)

This comedy, starring Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Jason Segal and Russel Brand, was mostly filmed at this resort on it’s 1300 acres of paradise.  Other nearby areas seen in the film are Laie Point where Peter jumps from a 30-foot cliff into the surging waters below and beaches at Keawau’ula Bay and Mokuleia.  When watching the film, you can see the beach cottages, wedding pavilion, Roy’s Beach House, Kuilima Cove and much more.  Each of the 410 rooms host an ocean view at this luxe resort, (though the Oprah Suite Peter is in in the movie doesn’t actually exist!).   Fans who want to relive the movie can book themselves into a room or suite that has recently undergone a $45 millions dollar renovation, including new “eco-sensitive” design.

Love is Blind (Grand Velas Riviera Maya)

Watching the couples in the pods on Love is Blind makes me weirdly uncomfortable…but seeing them visit the gorgeous Grand Velas Riviera Maya made up for it all.  You can stay in one of the 1300 square feet Grand Class rooms with private plunge pools seen on the show, spend time on the white-sand beach, swim in the pools, enjoy the gourmet dining…all the sites where the couples fell more in love (or maybe decided to end things?  No spoilers here!).   I don’t feel like the show really did this amazing resort justice…you have to see it to believe it. 

White Lotus (Four Seasons Wailea)

This show was a breakout hit in 2021 and part of that success (besides Jennifer Coolidge’s portrayal of Tanya or Armond played by Murray Bartlett….or the entire cast really!) is the gorgeous setting of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.  The six-episode series was shot entirely on location at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea during the pandemic, with the cast and crew largely taking over the 15-acre property.  Most of the show is an advertisement for the Fours Seasons – it makes you want to visit to see every inch.