travel destinations for book lovers

travel destinations for book lovers

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!


Written by Amber Topping
Storyteller and Byronic Hero lover, Amber honed her storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her twin sister. 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 a lot of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film degree from BYU, is co-creator of The Silver Petticoat Review and is also a contributing writer for various magazines. On top of magazine writing, Amber is also rewriting her screenplay "Prisoners of Glass," writing a TV pilot and working on a couple of novels.