Pop-culture tourism

Pop-culture tourism is the act of traveling to locations featured in popular literature, film, music, or any other form of media. Also referred to as a "Location Vacation".

Pop-culture tourism is in some respects akin to pilgrimage, with its modern equivalents of places of pilgrimage, such as Elvis Presley's Graceland and the grave of Jim Morrison in Père Lachaise Cemetery.


Popular destinations have included:






  • Abbey Road, London, known by the 1969 album Abbey Road by The Beatles whose cover features the Beatles walking across the zebra crossing of the road.
  • Liverpool, England, for fans of The Beatles. A museum dedicated to them 'The Beatles Story' is situated at the Albert Dock. The reconstructed 'Cavern', the club they played in before becoming famous is also a stop for Beatles pilgrims. A bus tour of the city entitled The Magical Mystery Tour, visits many sites associated with the group including former homes of The Beatles.
  • Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, a mansion which was owned by Elvis Presley. It serves as his biographical museum since 1982.

Television dramas

Japanese anime and manga

Intentional pop-culture tourism attractions

  • Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. In the early 1990s this small rural community began to explore ways it could capitalize on the coincidence of the Town's name being the same as popular Star Trek Character, Mr. Spock's home planet: Vulcan, to develop its local tourism industry.

See also

  • Grand Tour
  • Film commission, non-profit, public organizations that attract motion media production crews to shoot on location in their respective localities.


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