Five Favourite Films To Make You Fall in Love With The USA

  • Monument Valley

We get it, times are pretty tough at the moment, and your dream trip to the States might have to go on the backburner. Don’t worry though – team Trek are here to help! While you’re cosied up at home, it’s the perfect time to catch up with all those movies you’ve missed, right?

So, fire up that Netflix account (we won’t judge you if you’re still using your ex’s…), grab some popcorn and settle in for a movie night that’ll get you dreaming of your next adventure…

 

The Hangover (Las Vegas)

Las Vegas

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An oldie but a classic, The Hangover sneaks a peek inside a typical Vegas bachelor party…well, maybe not that typical, but how would we know - what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? The hilarious antics that the gang get into will have you laughing out loud, as well as getting some lessons on what NOT to do in Vegas. Y’know, unless you really want to…

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (New York)

New York Skyline

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There are pretty much a million films set in the Big Apple, but with a bunch of not-so-secret Marvel fans on the team this one had to top the list. With all the major sights making it into the background as Peter Parker flings himself along the skyline, you’ll be writing that New York City to-do list in no time!

 

Stagecoach (Monument Valley)

Monument Valley

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If it’s good enough for the king of the Western, it’s good enough for us – director John Ford regularly used Monument Valley in Utah as a backdrop for his movies. So much so, a popular lookout point in the Valley, John Ford’s Point, was even named after him. While there are plenty of iconic cowboy movies set against the towering orange rock formations, Stagecoach was Ford’s first foray into the Navajo nation – but definitely not the last.

 

 

La La Land (Los Angeles…obviously…)

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We don’t know about you, but in these trying times a cheesy singalong is JUST what’s needed. Taking a dive into the crazy world of Hollywood, La La Land follows the story of star-crossed lovers Sebastian and Mia, as they face the hurdles of modern relationships in a world of ambition. With Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone delivering pitch-perfect performances, don’t blame us for your new Los Angeles obsession.

 

Jurassic Park (Hawaii)

Ka’a’awa Valley

Okay, so we’re taking minor liberties here because the film isn’t actually *set* in Hawaii – but in Ka’a’awa Valley, you’ll find some familiar backdrops – much of the classic dinosaur epic was filmed right here. Walk in the footsteps of the on-screen T-Rex and velociraptors, as you take in the stunning surroundings that will definitely transport you to a prehistoric paradise.

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