Big Little Lies, Monterey County
Comedy-drama TV series Big Little Lies - starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - is about three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives slowly unravel. The story may turn dark, but expect plenty of shots of sunny Monterey County, just south of San Francisco. Take a road trip along the panoramic Highway 1 to the coastal cities of Pacific Grove and Monterey, the setting of many key scenes. Here, stars of the show include Lovers Point Park and Beach (a magnet for surfers), Fisherman’s Wharf with its smattering of seafood restaurants, and the famous Monterey Bay aquarium - a must-do if you visit the area.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, New York
Not much can eclipse Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in one of the most iconic films ever made, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But New York gives it a damn good try. As the romance between Golightly and aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) unfolds, we’re treated to a whirlwind tour of NYC from Holly’s apartment on East 71st Street to the New York Public Library and Central Park, in particular Conservatory Water. But if you only do one thing, head to Tiffany’s flagship store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street to recreate the most famous scene in the movie for yourself.