Film

Six films to spark a cinematic adventure in the States!

With the 94th Academy Awards ever closer, and taking place on 27 March, we thought it was a great time to celebrate six films to spark a wanderlust to the U.S., leading with Montana-story-based The Power Of The Dogwhich has accumulated a dozen Oscar nominations for this year’s Best Picture award!

Visit The USA.com below offer up a wealth of choices, and you know (if you need a companion), take me with you, please!

The Power of the Dog (2021), Montana 

The Power of the Dog has accumulated a dozen Oscar nominations for this year’s Academy Awards including Best Picture. Whilst the film has a stellar line up when it comes to talent, including the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, many would agree that the dark western owes its success to the associated Montana outback, for which the story is set (even if actually filmed elsewhere!). Viewers will find themselves instantly drawn into the serene open plains and scenes of horse riding. With a number of ranches open to visitors in Montana, from dude ranches to working ranches, a real-life cowboy experience is only a booking away. 

Make it happen: Inspiring Travel Company is offering a working ranch holiday to Montana for £2,839 per person, based on a departure date of 1 October, 2022. Price includes United Airlines flights to Helena, one night at DoubleTree by Hilton Helena Downtown on a room only basis, transfers to and from the ranch, six nights at Rocking Z Ranch on a full board basis including scheduled ranch activities. To book visit: www.inspiringtravelcompany.co.uk

Top Gun: Maverick, California (27 May, 2022)

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is making a return to the big screen in Top Gun: Maverick. Filming took place at the military base, Naval Air Station, in Lemoore and San Diego and flight deck operations scenes were filmed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. From sweeping shots of California’s desertscape to intense air battles from above, viewers will soon be heading out to the Golden State for a flight lesson, hot air balloon ride or helicopter experience, soaking up its stunning landscapes from the sky. 

Make it happen: Trailfinders is offering the ‘Undiscovered Northern California tour’ for £2,569 per person, based on a departure date in June, 2022. Price includes direct flights from London to San Francisco International Airport, 13 days Alamo Inclusive Compact car hire including 24-hour roadside assistance, 14 nights three – four star hotel accommodation and four breakfasts. To book visit: www.trailfinders.com or call: 020 7368 1200.

Elvis Biopic, Nevada and Tennessee (24 June, 2022)

Elvis Presley fans will be “All Shook Up” as Baz Luhrmann tells the King’s story between the 50s – 70s – Check out the trailer here! Elvis spent much of those two decades living at his Memphis mansion, Graceland, as well as what was the largest hotel in the world at the time – the International Hotel in Las Vegas – in his penthouse suite on the 30th floor. Today, travellers can follow in his footsteps and visit Graceland, Memphis, exploring the iconic gold records, the distinctive jewelled jumpsuits, the classic cars and interactive exhibits that are housed within it, or record the next hit at the iconic RCA Studio B in Nashville.

Make it happen: North America Travel Service is offering the ‘Explore Memphis & The Mississippi Delta tour’ from £1,198 per person based on twin occupancy and a departure date in May, 2022. Price includes scheduled flights with American Airlines from Heathrow, four nights Sheraton Memphis, (room only, three nights Cotton House, Cleveland (room only), one week intermediate size car hire fully inclusive with Hertz. To book call: 0333 323 909 or email: sales.enquiries@nats-uk.com

Where The Crawdads Sing, North Carolina (22 July, 2022)

Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya and directed by the female powerhouse, Reece Witherspoon, Delia Owens’ debut novel Where The Crawdads Sing is hitting the big screens this July. The coming-of-age thriller will tempt those in need of an escape to follow in Kya’s footsteps and find solitude in the enchanting marshlands of North Carolina. From sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean to discovering the four impressive lighthouses on the Outer Banks islands, this film is guaranteed to sell plane seats.

Make it happen: America As You Like It is offering a ‘North Carolina Discovery tour’ from £1,285 for a May 2022 departure. Price includes return flights from the U.K. to Charlotte, North Carolina, accommodation and car hire. To book visit: www.americaasyoulikeit.com

I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Boston (23 December, 2022)

A biopic about the one-and-only Whitney Houston hits cinemas at the end of 2022, charting her journey to musical superstardom. Scenes will be filmed in Newark and Boston and producers are reportedly on the hunt for Boston locals to feature, adding to the sense of realism. The hustle and bustle of city life will be captured through the camera, and viewers will be swiftly planning their next city break to Boston for 2023; from music and dancing on a city harbour cruise to tucking into a famous lobster roll.

Make it happen: American Holidays is offering a nine-night getaway to New York City and Boston from £1,109 per person, based on a departure date of 4 October, 2022. Price includes return American Airlines or BA flights from London, one bag per person, four nights at Hyatt Place NYC Time Square and three nights. To book, visit: www.americanholidays.com or call: 01293 212 155

Murder Mystery 2, Hawaii (2022/23)

Iconic duo Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have been spotted in Hawaii filming the sequel to American comedy, Murder Mystery. Despite filming being in the early stages, film fanatics can guarantee shots of crashing waves, Hawaiian sunsets and dreamy accommodation, leaving viewers desperate for an island escape. From chaos to comedy, the film will tap into the not-so-relaxing island experience that every family knows and loves, getting Mum, Dad and kids in the mood for a holiday spent snorkelling with turtles or surfing the famous island waves.

Make it happen: TravelBag is offering a 19-night getaway across California and Hawaii from £2,899pp based on two adults and two children between 7 and 11 sharing, a departure in September, 2022, and a book by date of 31 March, 2022. Price includes room-only accommodation, direct return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and onward flight to Honolulu from Los Angeles, escorted-tour coach, driver and tour manager, porterage of one bag per person, tours and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary. Price based on a family of four sharing only. To book, visit: www.travelbag.co.uk or call: 020 3944 2201

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