Maybe it’s proof that we are what we binge. Maybe we’re trying to escape the anxiety-stricken days of pandemic life with a fantasy getaway, where there’s always a happy ending. Maybe we just really want to see what a movie backdrop is like when the cameras and trailers have been hauled away. Whatever the reason, when Airbnb released its 2021 travel forecast, some of the most popular stays jumped out at us: They were in places where famous romances were filmed.
If you’re considering a (socially distant) road trip this year—and you want to shout “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” while running along the very same beach RyGos and Rachel McAdams did—you’re in luck. Here are some of the most charming towns where romantic movies were filmed (and where to stay while you’re there).