Even though Star Wars was set in a galaxy far far away, you can still experience and see some of the best-beloved sci-fi movies come to life in many places throughout the world. You can also see those beautiful scenes from the movies in real life.
Star Wars is so popular that it has its own day! On May 4th, may the force be with you as many Star Wars fans say, celebrate everything Star Wars and the beloved franchise.
If you are a Star Wars fan, these are some of the best must visit destinations and attractions that every Star Wars fan needs to see or experience at least once in their lifetime.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Parks
Live out your own Star Wars story at one of the most popular parks in the world. You can experience the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at the Disneyland Resort in California or the Walt Disney Resort in Florida.
Visitors will be able to fly in the Millennium Falcon as they go on a thrilling and interactive smuggling mission. After your smuggling mission, join the Resistance in the exciting battle against the First Order.
After the big fight, you can drop by Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, or the Milk Stand to grab some tasty food and drinks as you experience more of the Star Wars galaxy.
Don’t forget to stop by Savi’s Workshop to make your own custom lightsaber and the Droid Depot to design, assemble, and create your own customized droid before you head out!
Mos Espa, Tunisia
Remember the small but bustling town of Tatooine that young Anakin Skywalker grew up in? Tatooine was filled with huts that many called home, traders, and other booming businesses that served just about everyone in the galaxy. If you don’t remember the huts, you most will most likely remember the Pod-racing scene that took place.
Well, that set was built in the middle of the desert in Tunisia and still stands today making it one of the best areas for Star Wars fans to visit. Fans can walk the same streets that Anakin walked in and view the sights the small bustling town had to offer.
Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como was the setting for the beautiful planet of Naboo in the movies. With its staggering beauty, Lake Como is where the famous picnic scene between Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker was filmed and where their wedding took place. Many diehard Star Wars fans enjoy planning their wedding here where Anakin and Padme showed their love for one another.
It is also where the Villa del Balbianello and the Tremezzo public garden was filmed. While the Tremezzo public garden scene was cut in the final edit of the movie, it is still worth a visit.
Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, Lake Como is one of the 3rd largest lakes in Italy with breathtaking views and should be on your travel bucket list just so you can experience the beauty it has to offer.
Plaza de Espania, Spain
Set as the Theed Royal Palace where Queen Padme ruled, the Plaza de Espana in Seville is one of the most beautiful architectural places every fan should visit. Of course, the movie effects give it its magical experience, but the plaza and it’s true beauty shouldn’t be missed.
Madame Tussauds, London
See the iconic figures from Star Wars as you have never seen them before. Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, the Star Wars set at Madame Tussauds is a unique experience every fan should see.
Madame Tussauds has recreated some of your favorite Star Wars heroes and villains in a wax form giving you the unique opportunity to explore a galaxy of locations including the swamps of Dagobah, Jabba’s Throne Room, and the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon. You will even be able to look down on one of the most epic lightsaber battles between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi and experience the Mustafar with fiery special effects.
Redwood National Park
Redwood National and State Parks are the home to those beautiful ancient tall trees that were the backdrop of Endor, home to those cute furry Ewoks who helped destroy the Death Star.
This is another must-see destination that everyone should visit, whether you are a Star Wars fan or not. The magnificent trees grow to 300 feet or more making it an experience to see all its own. However, for Star Wars fans who want to visit the land of the Ewolks, this is a destination that should be on your list.
Star Wars fans from around the world should add these destinations to their travel bucket list. Visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world where the movies were filmed and experiencing some of the best Star Wars attractions can be exciting for fans.