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9 fictional worlds that would be amazing to visit for a week


Jul. 9 2024, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

Ever dreamt of escaping reality and diving into your favorite fictional universe? Recently, we asked our Upworthy Facebook audience this question: "If you could live in any fictional world for a week, where would you go?". The responses were as diverse as they were imaginative. Here are some of the most captivating destinations they shared.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For many, the allure of magic and adventure is irresistible. Anne F. dreams of experiencing the wonders of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley firsthand, saying, "The Wizarding world of Harry Potter!"

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The Shire from Middle Earth

The serene and picturesque Shire captivated several of our respondents. Leigh C. would love to "take a vacation in The Shire," while Lynn C. and Carole E. also chose Hobbiton as their dream destination. Dawn A. adds, "I'm hanging with Sam and Frodo in The Shire," expressing a desire to spend time with the beloved characters.

Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls

Mary Elizabeth C. would relish a week in the charming small town of Stars Hollow. Known for its quirky residents and tight-knit community, it's a place many fans would love to explore.

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For those seeking a blend of magic and adventure, Narnia remains a top choice. Yaca A. dreams of a "combination of Middle Earth, Narnia, The Federation, and Gallifrey," showing just how enchanting these worlds can be.

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Anne of Green Gables

Joy F. chose the idyllic and heartwarming world of Anne of Green Gables, a place where one can appreciate the beauty of nature and the simple joys of life.

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The Star Wars Galaxy

The allure of space and epic battles drew several fans to the Star Wars universe. S Pace C. whimsically suggested, "A long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away."

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The Hundred Acre Wood

For a dose of nostalgia and whimsy, Kris V. and Bea M. both selected the Hundred Acre Wood, home to Winnie the Pooh and friends.

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The Doctor's TARDIS

Traveling through time and space without the fear of danger is a tempting option for Arlene S., who would love to "go and live with the Doctor in the TARDIS," provided there's no risk involved.

Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Paul C. dreams of indulging in the fantastical treats of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Imagine a week of candy-coated adventures and chocolate rivers!

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Honorable Mentions

  • Heidi’s Switzerland: Lynette T. and Barbara B. both long for the stunning Swiss Alps depicted in Heidi.
  • Three Pines: Jane C. would enjoy the cozy and mysterious village from the Inspector Gamache series.
  • Northern Exposure's Sicily, Alaska: Nancy R. finds charm in this unique and quirky town.
  • Little House on the Prairie: Susi C. and Karen L. are drawn to the simplicity and pioneer spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder's world.
  • Downton Abbey: Barbara A. would love to visit Downton Abbey, though not as a servant.

These imaginative journeys remind us of the incredible worlds that fiction creates. While we can't physically visit them, the joy and inspiration they bring are very real. Where would you go if you could spend a week in any fictional world? Share your dream destination with us!

This article was written with assistance from artificial intelligence. Megaphone creates content primarily driven by people but aims for full transparency in how our storytelling is produced. To learn more about our policy on artificial intelligence, click here.


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