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Six For Sunday: Fictional Holiday Destinations

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. This week’s prompt is fictional places I’d like to go on holiday. It was tempting to just use this post to do a tour of Westeros but I managed to resist and explore a little… Here’s my fictional destinations wishlist, with only one of the seven kingdoms mentioned!

highgarden fictional destinations holiday

Highgarden from the A Song of Ice and Fire series

“In Highgarden there are fields of golden roses that stretch away as far as the eye can see. The fruits are so ripe they explode in your mouthโ€”melons, peaches, fireplums, you’ve never tasted such sweetness.”

Doesn’t that sound amazing? I’d love to wander the gardens at the home of House Tyrell.

jurassic park fictional destinations holiday

Isla Nublar from Jurassic Park

“If planting deadly ferns at poolside was any indication, then it was clear that the designers of Jurassic Park had not been as careful as they should have been.”

Granted, this isn’t the smartest pick, but if I could guarantee my survival on this fictional holiday then Jurassic Park would be an incredible sight to see. I love the scene where Malcolm, Tim, and Lex sleep up in the tree and pet the brontosaurus!

shell cottage harry potter fictional destinations holiday

Shell Cottage from the Harry Potter series

“He walked into the little kitchen, to the basin beneath a window overlooking the sea. Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold..”

My idea of a perfect holiday is a dinky cottage far from everyone with beautiful views so the fact that Shell Cottage actually exists fills me with joy!

welcome to night vale fictional destinations holiday

Night Vale from the Welcome to Night Vale franchise

“A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.

There’s a kind of ‘Stranger Things’ vibe about Night Vale: retro-feel Americana, small desert town, unexplained happenings… I’d love to get weird with the locals and explore all of the town’s nooks and crannies.

the shire lotr fictional destinations holiday

The Shire from The Lord of the Rings

“I want to see the wild country again before I die, and the Mountains; but he is still in love with the Shire, with woods and fields and little rivers.”

Similar to Shell Cottage, I’m envious of the secluded beauty of the Shire, but I also love that community feel.

hogsmeade harry potter fictional destinations holiday

Hogsmeade from the Harry Potter series

“Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card; the little thatched cottages and shops were all covered in a layer of crisp snow; there were holly wreaths on the doors and strings of enchanted candles hanging in the trees.”

There’s no better way to spend a weekend than lazily wandering a quaint little village or town. My trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon definitely had a Hogsmeade feel to it, and there was even a magical shop and cafe!

Illustrations (in order of appearance) by Ted Nasmith, TheSeventhArtShop, Pottermore, ScaryLiterary, Ben Wootten, Oixxo Art.

Which fictional destinations would be your ideal vacation?

2 thoughts on “Six For Sunday: Fictional Holiday Destinations”

  1. Westeros has so many fascinating locations! it’s been a while since I read the books and I’ve only seen a few episodes of the show, but I definitely remember setting being a particularly strong component of the series.

    there’s definitely something really magical about a visually aesthetic place with a strong community, so although it isn’t from a book I would love to visit Broadchurch (from the TV show named after it)! of course the places they filmed it are on my travel bucket list, but of course it won’t be quite the same without the inhabitants.

    I actually did a similar prompt for Bookending Summer not too long ago(https://bookwyrmbiteshome.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/bookending-summer-top-10-book-settings-id-like-to-visit/) so I won’t list the rest of my fictional vacation destinations ๐Ÿ˜œ (of course, no pressure to read my post, just including the link in case you’re interested! ๐Ÿ’•)

    1. I haven’t read the ASOIAF books in so long but the settings are still so vivid to me!

      Broadchurch has such a great coastal setting. I really need to watch the later seasons because the first one was fantastic.

      Thanks for the link, I’ll check out your list!

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