15 Fictional Places You Wish You Could Visit

Posted by Hayley on May 13, 2015
What if books came with magical passports that could transport you to the worlds they described? You could relax for days in Rivendell—the rest of the Fellowship can destroy the One Ring without you, right?—or spend a fun afternoon hiding from Jane Eyre in the Thornfield Hall attic (just watch out for Bertha).

Last week we asked on Facebook and on Twitter: Which fictional place would you visit? Today we've got your top answers. Did your literary vacation destination make the list?

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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Tour guide: Mr. Darcy
Suggested activities: A swim in the lake, a fencing class, an unexpected reunion with a suitor you just rejected

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Discworld series
by Terry Pratchett
Tour Guide: Samuel Vimes or Rincewind
Suggest activities: Drinks at the Mended Drum, a lecture at the Unseen University (if you can find it), a visit to the Dwarf Bread Museum

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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Tour guide: Frodo Baggins or Samwise Gamgee
Suggested activities: Boat rides down the Brandywine River, singing on tables at the Green Dragon Inn, a Gandalf firework show

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Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
Tour guide: Edward Rochester
Suggested activities: A walk around the grounds, reading in the library, a hunt for violently insane ex-wives locked in the attic

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The Chronicles of Narnia
by C.S. Lewis
Tour guide: Aslan or Reepicheep
Suggested activities: Afternoon tea with Mr. Tumnus, a ride on the Dawn Treader, dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Beaver

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Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Tour Guide: Anne Shirley
Suggested activities: A poem reenactment by the river, hair makeovers (black or green?), drinks with Diana

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The Magicians
by Lev Grossman
Tour guide: Quentin Coldwater or Dean Fogg
Suggested activities: A game of Welters, simple charm lessons with Professor March, lunch at the Physical Kids' bungalow

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Tour guide: The Mad Hatter
Suggested activities: A chat with the Caterpillar, a Mad Tea Party, croquet with the Queen of Hearts

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The Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey
Tour guide: Lessa
Suggested activities: Impression of a dragon, destroying deadly Thread, traveling backwards and forwards through time

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A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R.R. Martin
Tour guide: Tyrion Lannister or Arya Stark
Suggested activities: Construction, scaling the walls of the Broken Tower, paying your respects at the crypt of Winterfell

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The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Tour guide: Katniss Everdeen
Suggested activities: Volunteering as tribute, joining a rebellion, re-thinking your decision to go to Panem

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by Brian Jacques
Tour guide: Matthias
Suggested activities: A delicious feast in the Great Hall, fishing at the Redwall Abbey Pond, fighting off an evil army of anthropomorphic rats

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Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie
Tour guide: Peter Pan or Tinker Bell
Suggested activities: A dip in Mermaids' Lagoon, campfire parties with the Lost Boys, pirate treasure hunts at Skull Rock

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Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowling
Tour guide: Hagrid
Suggested activities: Playing Quidditch, taking a few classes, using a Time-Turner to relive your visit over and over again

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
Tour guide: Glinda the Good Witch
Suggested activities: Following the Yellow Brick Road, landing houses on wicked witches, paying no attention to the man behind the curtain

Don't see your favorite fictional land? Then share it with us in the comments! And add more fantastical stories to your to-read shelf with these book lists: Magical World Books and Alternate Universe Books.

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message 1: by Kalynn (new)

Kalynn Ferryport Landing and Panem! :)

message 2: by Edward (last edited May 14, 2015 06:57AM) (new)

Edward The Shire & Oz.

message 3: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Oz and Wonderland :D

message 4: by Aja: (last edited May 14, 2015 07:03AM) (new)

Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja Hogwarts and Araluen.

Do graphic novels count? Because Konoha would totally top the list too.

message 5: by Priscilla (new)

Priscilla Three Pines. (Louise Penney)

message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dunlavey Gilead, from Stephen King's Dark Tower Series.

message 7: by Jadranka (new)

Jadranka The Shire <3

message 8: by Darnia (new)

Darnia Neverland and Narnia.
And if manga counts, Neo Venezia from manga Aria also one of my dreamland

message 9: by Zakia (new)

Zakia The shire (The hobbits and lord of the rings)

message 10: by Lidia (new)

Lidia The Share, Narnia and Hogwarts! I could visit Panem too but it's too dark there! Also New York City from Luxe series! :)

message 11: by Elise (new)

Elise All good, except for Panem. I don't need to go there. :)

message 12: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Hogwarts, Pemberly, and Thornfield Hall all the way!

message 13: by Terence (new)

Terence Jacqueline Carey's Terre d'Ange and Iain Banks' Culture.

message 14: by DianeG (new)

DianeG Narnia, Hogwarts, Redwall, Oz, Wonderland and Neverland. It's the kid in me coming out.

message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ramirez Definitely the Shire, and Hogwarts!

I would be of no use in Panem, though. If I did join in the rebellion; I'd be one of the first killed, I promise you that. I have very limited upper-body strength, my fighting skills are next-to-none, and my only chance at survival if I was chosen to join the Games (which, face it, that would totally be something I'd be picked for. Naturally...just my luck) would be my choice of hiding places. If we fight in some random desert location, I'm dead within the first ten seconds.

Like that pair in Catching Fire, who ended up winning the Games, because they stayed in hiding 99% of the time - and just got lucky. I, on the other hand, would not be so lucky.

message 16: by susan karr (new)

susan karr Martha Grimes' Long Piddleton and Nancy Atherton's Finch.
Guess I'm just an English village kinda gal.

message 17: by LauraTrev1 (new)

LauraTrev1 The secret Garden!

message 18: by Deb (new)

Deb Bodinnar Magic Faraway Tree and all the lands above it.

message 19: by Riya (new)

Riya Camp half-blood

message 20: by Lorien (new)

Lorien Griffith Middle-Earth,! Alagaësia, Narnia, and soooooo many more

message 21: by Carlos (new)

Carlos I would like to visit the University and hanging out with Kvothe of "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss

message 22: by Christi (new)

Christi Hope Fablehaven!

message 23: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie Derry (Stephen King universe) and The Wall (GOT)

message 24: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Brunton-stalker Lallybroch (only if the Redcoats were not a threat)!

message 25: by Isa (new)

Isa Places I would love to visit would be Hogwarts, Wonderland, Oz, Pemberely, and Neverland.
If I had to choose only one I'd go to Hogwarts!!

message 26: by Leah (new)

Leah Hogwarts and Wonderland for sure ! ♥

message 27: by Derek (new)

Derek The Shire and Ankh Morpork, hands down

message 28: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Camorr from the the Gentleman Bastard series

message 29: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Flint Hogwarts, Pemberley, Narnia and The Shire. :)

message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

For Narnia!

message 31: by J.T. (new)

J.T. Williams The Shire, Yep, I could go for Old Toby. I've heard its the finest weed in the South Farthing.. oh and some nice wine...

Hogwarts: Sign me up.

Hunger Games: Not so much, nope. I will just return to Middle-Earth instead. In fact, put me in Osgiliath before the fall...

message 32: by Petra (new)

Petra Morgan wrote: "Oz and Wonderland :D"

Oh yeah, Konoha, I'm coming with you.

message 33: by Dracula (new)

Dracula Raupe For Narnia and Hogwarts, Hunger Games, Neverland. I choose Neverland I want go there.

message 34: by Susie (new)

Susie Golbiw Toad Hall and the Wild Wood.

message 35: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante I've read almost all of these in my past, but it looks like not recently. A good (if childish! - or is that childhood driven?) reason to go back and re-read them.

I noticed there were some older classics, but Wuthering Heights was not among it's shelf-fellows. I read that when I was 17(?), and desperately wanted to see the castle and wander it's halls. Was that just me? (It was a castle, wasn't it? Or was that my imagination creating again?)

Another missing location was the Secret Garden. Who didn't want to wander through it as a kid? Overgrown and half dead, or overgrown and full of life, I would hang out there with a stack of books and a picnic lunch!

Probably some others I'm forgetting, and will mention later, but these two stood out for missing from this list. Good list though!

message 36: by Kelli (new)

Kelli Carlos wrote: "I would like to visit the University and hanging out with Kvothe of "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss"

top of my list as well! But I dont want to visit...I want to be a student of the Arcanum :) I would also accept student at Hogwarts.

message 37: by J.T. (new)

J.T. Williams Kelli wrote: "Carlos wrote: "I would like to visit the University and hanging out with Kvothe of "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss"

top of my list as well! But I dont want to visit...I want to be a stu..."

I would accept an invite to Hogwarts as well... or maybe just induction into becoming an Auror. ;)

message 38: by Mary (last edited May 14, 2015 07:20PM) (new)

Mary Diagon Alley. Olivander's wand shop

message 39: by Mandy (last edited May 14, 2015 08:26AM) (new)

Mandy Melissa wrote: "Definitely the Shire, and Hogwarts!

I would be of no use in Panem, though. If I did join in the rebellion; I'd be one of the first killed, I promise you that. I have very limited upper-body stren..."

Middle Earth and Hogwarts are my two top picks as well, although there are many other places I'd love to see. I definitely have to visit The Shire, Gondor, Rohan, Rivendell, Lothlorian and The Greenwood (Mirkwood), to visit all my friends (and we must not forget to check in with Beorn and Tom Bombadil!), but basically, plant me in Erebor With my fellow dwarves (I am, in fact, the Dwobbit Princess of Erebor), and my husband, Dwalin, and I'll be set for the rest of time.

My dangerous pick would be Chilling (pun semi intended) in Winterfell with the Starks, pre visit from the king.

message 40: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Turner Petabee from The Power Lines series by Anne McCaffrey

message 41: by Deb (new)

Deb the Night Circus!

message 42: by Esha (last edited May 14, 2015 08:37AM) (new)

Esha 1 ALAGAESIA PLEASE!!! andddd our tour guides could be Aria, Eragon and Saphira!!! but mostly Saphira, I only want her :D

message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Debra wrote: "For Narnia and Hogwarts, Hunger Games, Neverland. I choose Neverland I want go there."

Oo yeah Neverland!

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message 45: by Mike (new)

Mike Take the air (and share some pipeweed) in Hobbiton with Gandalf, Sam and the Bagginses, pop in to guest-lecture a class at Hogwart's, and have a beer on the porch in post-apocalyptic Boulder with Stu and Franny (once they've done away with Randall Flagg, of course).

message 46: by Hoyasala (new)

Hoyasala Hogwarts!!!
no definitely not panem......
And the divergent series although with the faction system!

message 47: by Ginger (new)

Ginger I don't know about Wonderland....
Neverland yes.
Panem not so much.
I would live in the Shire forever!

message 48: by Deanna (last edited May 14, 2015 09:22AM) (new)

Deanna Dreagan from Donna Grants Dark Kings series, Narnia!! However-in my photo i'm outside of the 3 broomsticks. :)

message 49: by Nicole (new)

Nicole LOL "re-thinking your decision to go to Panem"

message 50: by Shawez (new)

Shawez Somani may be every where!!!
Panem of course I would visit first
Then Hogwarts, followed by narnia!!!!

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