We aren’t sure about you, but it’s been a hot minute since we’ve traveled. Ya know, with the whole pandemic thing. But we are beyond ready to hit the open road and see some new places. Now, we’ll be honest, our idea of a vacation isn’t exactly laying on a beach and soaking up rays, we actually prefer to go places that have some sort of, uhm, cultural significance. Okay, we’re super nerds and we like to visit places we’ve read about or seen in movies, you know the type. If we’ve accurately described you, then you will absolutely appreciate this list of nerdy travel destinations. Let’s get started.
Alnwick Castle | Northumberland, England
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Harry Potter lovers need to plan a trip to Northumberland for a stay at Alnwick Castle. If this spot looks familiar to you, it’s because this is the very castle from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Yes, the one where Harry and his friends learned to fly and the same one where Harry crashed Ron’s flying family car. Aside from staying in Hogwarts (basically) visitors will be a mere number of minutes away from now popular spots that were featured in a number of Harry Potter films. So yeah, we would be nerding out the entire time.
San Diego, California
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Now if we told you that we’re suggesting this location because there will be a get-together with over 150,000 people each year, that would probably be an immediate no from you, because people. But what if we told you the event in question entailed meeting product developers of games and other entertainment and involved learning about the newest in technology? Do we have your attention now? Travel to San Diego, and among a million other cool things, you can plan to attend Comic-Con International.
American Classic Arcade Museum | Laconia, New Hampshire
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Do you just have a thing for classic arcade games? Then you’ll want to make sure to plan a visit to the American Classic Arcade Museum in Laconia, New Hampshire. Hundreds upon hundreds of classic games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are lined up, all in perfect working condition.
The Computer History Museum | Mountain View, California
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We could probably write an entire novel about how cool the computer history museum is, but you absolutely have to see and experience this museum for yourself to really get a feel for it. We can, however, tell you that this museum got its start in a coat closet in 1975, and now in the heart of Silicon Valley, the museum is home to an array of rare and unique hardware, among a ton of other cool computer nerd stuff.