1. Asgard – Thor
Although NASA’s close to colonizing Mars, it may take them a few extra years to get us to Asgard. However, when it finally does happen, I would recommend taking in the beautiful sites and – for all you foodies – sitting in on one of Thor’s bountiful feasts.
2. Emerald City – The Wizard of Oz
Ride your local tornado all the way to the Land of Oz, follow the Yellow Brick Road – a scenic route, and you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Just make sure to pack a pair of sunglasses. Emerald City is literally so vibrant, the locals have to wear their own sunglasses to shield their eyes.
3. Hillwood – Hey Arnold
Part New York, part Boston (and some other cities) – Hillwood is a jazzy, historic city that is ideal for anyone looking for a rooftop oasis apartment. Also, if you’re a young filmmaker who wants to follow in the Maysles Brothers’ footsteps, this city is the perfect place to practice character-heavy documentary filmmaking. I mean, hello! Stoop Kid.
4. Hogsmeade Village – Harry Potter
If you enjoy exploring the rich Main Streets of different small towns, then Hogsmeade is the place for you! It primarily consists of a single thoroughfare – High Street – where you’ll find most of the shops and other magical venues. Of course, Hogsmeade does have its hidden treasures. Unnamed alleyways branch off from the main road and are home to such historic places as the Hog’s Head Inn and Madame Puddifoot’s Teashop.
5. King’s Landing – Game of Thrones
There’s only one reason to go: to watch the occasional poo-slinging at “King” Joffrey. Also, I hear the gardens are gorgeous.
6. New Penzance – Moonrise Kingdom
Do you and your lover need a weekend to just get away? Well, then, New Penzance is the place for you! This island, located somewhere in New England, will surely delight you with its beautiful inlets, colorful architecture, and…interesting locals.
7. Rivendell – Lord of the Rings
For all you soon-to-be newlyweds, this Elven outpost in Middle Earth is the primo spot for your honeymoon. The climate is cool-temperate and semi-continental with moderately warm summers, fairly snowy — but not frigid — winters and moderate precipitation, meaning it’s great all year round.
8. South Park – South Park
Although it’s Colorado’s most controversial town, South Park is ideal for the outdoorsy type because it’s got great slopes for skiing and snowboarding. And for all you People magazine obsessed mothers and tweens, make sure to visit the downtown area. I hear it’s crawling with celebrities, including Paris Hilton and (part of) Britney Spears.
9. Sunnydale – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sunnydale is like Salem, MA – except with more vampires. Between the hours of 9AM and 6PM, it’s a delight, but after that? Not so much. I wouldn’t recommend going anywhere without a buddy.
10. Whoville – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Forget 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Whoville is the place to be for the holidays. Sure, you might have to borrow Wayne Szalinski shrink ray and set it to “microscopic proportions” – because Whoville can only be found within a snowflake – but once you do, let the holiday festivities begin!