11 Travel Destinations Made Famous by Books

Better than fiction.

Literature has the power to transport us to far away places in our minds–so why not in person? Beloved books have sent fans flocking to the real-life settings of their favorite stories, sometimes elevating those locations to near mythological status. From Stephen King's Maine to Fitzgerald's Paris, some of the world's top travel destinations have literature to thank for their fanbase.

While you may not be able to book your trip anytime soon, you can enjoy a virtual tour from home and marvel at the real-life locations whose beauty has been immortalized on the page.

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