Oscar-inspired getaways in the USA

The Oscars might be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to relive the glory. Our friends at American Excursionist have 8 unique trip ideas for you to choose from, themed around winners & nominees featured in this year’s Academy Awards.

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Moonlight – Miami

Visit the sites where the Oscar-winner was filmed, from Virginia Key Beach to the famous Jimmy’s East Side diner! During your journey, meet an extra from the film and learn about Miami’s African American history.

La La Land – Los Angeles

Experience the romantic side of being a young actor in Hollywood. Check out locations from the movie, visit a Hollywood studio set, and chat over coffee with an actor searching for success.

Manchester by the Sea – Coastal New England

Begin with a tour of vibrant Boston before heading to the rugged coast. Experience the best of New England’s picturesque seaside staying in some of America's top Relais & Chateaux properties, fishing its beautiful waters and exploring Manchester-by-the-Sea by land and sea.

Jackie – Washington, DC, Dallas, NYC, and Boston

From New England to Washington DC to Dallas, follow in the captivating footsteps of Jackie Onassis. Get to know her life first-hand as you visit the site of her fairytale wedding, the White House, her husband’s gravesite, and the museum dedicated to that infamous assassination.

Hidden Figures – Washington, DC and Virginia

Immerse yourself in the history of the space program at the NASA facility in coastal Virginia! See the location where the real West Computers worked every day. Head to Washington DC to discover true stories and incredible facts at the new Museum of African American History and Culture.

Florence Foster Jenkins – NYC and Pennsylvania

Relive New York City through the eyes of the famous heiress and socialite! Visit her home, enjoy an opera at the Met, and tour famous Carnegie Hall where she performed! Head to rural Pennsylvania and relax at the Relais & Chateaux property, from where you will visit her birthplace and tomb.

Hell or High Water – West Texas and New Mexico

Go back in time to the days of the Wild West in Texas. Visit Marfa and Big Bend in the high desert, where you will meet real-life outlaws and cowboys! Make your way to New Mexico, where the actual filming took place amid a breathtaking landscape.

Moana – Hawaii

Bring the family to Hawaii and recreate the adventure of Moana! Kayak through turquoise waters, snorkel among colorful fish, and take a helicopter ride to the top of a real volcano as you immerse yourself in the Polynesian lifestyle.

Sully – NYC and Charlotte

See the spot of the “Miracle on the Hudson” from a ferry boat. Meet with the air traffic controllers working on that fateful day. Enjoy a spectacular view of the river from the tallest vantage point in the Western Hemisphere before heading to the flight museum in Charlotte, NC, where the original plane is on display.