Stand in the footsteps of famous stars and take pictures of familiar scenes from famous film and TV shows with Georgia’s new ‘Film Selfie Spot Tour’. An innovative take on the traditional American road trip, Georgia’s latest tour enables visitors to travel around the state’s film hotspots and encourages social media fans to share their insta-worthy selfies using the #GeorgiaFilm hashtag.
Recreate the Hunger Games: Catching Fire and stand in front of President Snow’s mansion at the Atlanta History Center or discover why ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’ by visiting Forrest Gump’s famous bus stop. Adrenaline junkies can swing by the Porsche Experience Center for a test drive or take life a little easier and sample a plate of famous fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.
The tour includes 33 iconic film and TV sites across the state and each will have a sticker on the ground indicating the best spot for film fans to take a selfie. Some of the other sites include:
- The Walking Dead: Downtown Senoia: Find a safe haven and restock survival supplies at the Woodbury Shoppe in (zombie-free) downtown Senoia, home of The Walking Dead.
- Forrest Gump, I-95 South Visitor Information Center, Port Wentworth: Have a seat next to Forrest Gump on a replica of the famous bench like those once found in Chippewa Square and ponder the important questions of life – or just enjoy a box of Savannah-made chocolates.
- The Vampire Diaries: Panola Mountain State Park: Take care if you’re driving down Alexander Lake Road at night. Visit the lake at Panola Mountain State Park and discover why Georgia’s favourite vampires find the reflective waters so entrancing.
- Baby Driver: Juliette Park: Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx’s doomed heist leads them right to the bridge on Juliette Road. Follow their journey in Juliette, but, please, no police chase!
This year Georgia Tourism is celebrating the “Year of Georgia Film” and has set the stage for a blockbuster year by focusing ongoing digital, social, public relations and sales efforts on film-inspired tourism – including the locations, attractions, tours, experiences, events, restaurants and lodging that have all played vital roles in casting Georgia as a top-tier film destination. “Georgia has grown to become a top destination for filmmakers and a top destination for film fans,” said Kevin Langston, Deputy Commissioner for Tourism in Georgia. “Visitors come from all over the world to follow in the footsteps of their favourite movie and TV personalities and the new Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour will help them do just that. This is a fun and exciting way to experience these locations scattered all over Georgia.”
For more information on the Georgia Selfie Spot Tour, fans can follow @ExploreGeorgia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Georgia film tours, trip ideas, photo galleries, articles, events, attractions and more, visit www.exploregeorgia.org/film.