15 Must-See U.S. Travel Destinations For Book Lovers

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Hollywood. Photo: HarshLight. See License.


Whenever I travel, I love to research and explore literary locations. Whether it’s the home of a classic novelist or a location made famous in a fictional novel or even a fun place to visit like an amusement park. There is something about travel and stories that make the perfect companions. So, I’ve compiled a list (by all means, not a comprehensive one) of 15 must-see travel destinations in the United States for book lovers.

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Sometimes the literary history of the U.S. is overlooked by its UK and European counterparts – even by me. But the United States has a rich literary history and many fantastic destinations to travel to.

So without further ado, here are 15 of the best.


What are some of your favorite literary travel destinations in the U.S.? Have you been to any from my list? Let me know in the comments!


Amber Topping


A lover of stories in all forms and from all cultures and time periods, Amber honed her own storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her siblings. Eventually, she turned to cheerleading, dance, and finally to writing and video editing. Amber is an empathetic and impassioned person with a strong independent will and an endless amount of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, and has contributed to various magazines. Her ultimate dream is to be a published author of books, screenplays, and to form a creative village of talented storytellers from around the world who can collaborate together to produce stories celebrating old-fashioned romance and diverse storytelling. She believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide.



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