Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.
Two of my biggest passions in life are reading and traveling. Since this week's TTT is a freebie post, I decided to combine these two great loves of mine. After pondering for a while, I came up with the Top Ten Vacations for Book Lovers. Of course, this list is just my opinion! If you know of other bookish vacations, please let me know! I can never have too many vacations to pine over and plan for the future!
1. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Orlando, FL
Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an essential experience for all Harry Potter fans, both young and not so young. Where else can you actually tour the castle, buy candy from Honeydukes, taste authentic butter beer, visit Zonko's joke shop, choose a wand, and experience amazing rides all in one place?! I visited the Wizarding World on Thanksgiving day 2010, and it was MADNESS - pure MADNESS. Luckily, I was able to ride the key ride and walk around a bit, but I didn't get to tour any of the shops or get the full experience. I will definitely be going back!
2. New York City
There are so many amazing things for book lovers to do in NYC that I don't even know where to begin!
- If you want to rest in luxary while visiting the city, you might think about booking a room at The Library Hotel. Each floor of the hotel is based on a category of the Dewey Decimal System.
- Stop by The Strand, an 18 MILE long bookstore! They have both new and rare books. I'd been to NYC twice before I learned about the strand. Now I want to go back ASAP so I can browse until I pass out.- If you happen to visit the city in June and are a book blogger, you can attend Book Expo America ... and then tell me all about it!
3. Colorado Springs, CO
Okay, so Colorado Springs doesn't actually have any major attractions for book lovers, BUT it is a gorgeous place to spend a weekend reading books. My boyfriend and I will be moving there next year, after I finish my master's degree.
4. London, England
- Tour the Sherlock Holmes Museum
- Stop by Shakespeare's Globe Theater
- Visit Waterstone's Bookstore in Piccadilly Circus. They carry over 150,000 titles!
- Walk along Charring Cross Road, which is known for its wide array of used and specialty book stores. Sounds like the perfect street to me!
Ah, Prince Edward Island - home of Anne of Green Gables, the famous children's series by L.M. Montgomery. I didn't know about this wonderful series when I was a kid, but the audiobooks got me through some tough times as an adult. The scenery described sounded absolutely beautiful, and I'd love to visit PEI someday and see the sights for myself.
- Visit Avonlea Village, a theme park or reenactment of sorts for fans of all things Anne
- Tour the Anne of Green Gables Museum
- Attend Anne of Green Gables - the Musical
- Stroll along the lake of shining waters
There are so many bookish travel spots that I'd love to talk about, but my head is pounding and I need to put away the computer :( Have you visited any of the vacation spots I mentioned? If so, please let me know!
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