Anyone that knows me personally knows how much I love the Wizarding World. I wanted to create a space where I have the opportunity to share my adventures across magical locations worldwide. While I have some goals and dream vacations, my journey begins in the United States as I take you across several states to experience some magical events and locations. You will also find some pieces from my collection on this page as well, with upcoming product reviews, merchandise suggestions, etc.
NEW YORK, NY
Harry Potter New York
The Forbidden Forrest Experience
Harry Potter The Exhibition
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade
Harry Potter New York is located at 935 Broadway in New York City. This is easily one of my favorite magical locations in the United States. I had the pleasure of visiting the store prior to their grand opening and for that, this location will always hold a special place in my heart. Not only is it one of the biggest Harry Potter flagship stores in the world, but the magical photo opportunities are endless. I am a sucker for a good magical treat and Harry Potter New York knows how to deliver. Stepping in to Honedukes and the Butterbeer Bar always makes me test my self-control. Fun fact: I don't have any! If you live in the United States or you are thinking about visiting, you need to add Harry Potter New York to the top of your list, because it's on mine!
BRING SOME BUTTERBEER HOME
I feel like this may be an obvious tip, but you have to try a Butterbeer when you visit Harry Potter New York. The best part is, you can actually take home bottled butterbeer home with you in a single bottle or a 4-pack. Trust me, you are going to crave it once you leave!
Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, CA are home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. If you are looking for a location that makes you feel like you are walking through the Harry Potter films, this is the place for you. As a seasonal pass holder, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is one of my favorite places to visit. From Dragon Alley to Hogsmeade, Universal offers an escape from reality that delivers an immersive experience throughout the entire visit. The one thing I love about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is their attention to detail. You definitely discover something new after each visit!
In early 2022, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia played host to Harry Potter The Exhibition. After following the launch, I knew this was something I had to experience for myself. Walking through each room, seeing all of the props and taking the time to learn about the Wizarding World on a deeper level truly made me appreciate the amount of work and attention to detail that went in to bringing this exhibition to life. I spent nearly four hours walking through that exhibition. While the Philadelphia, PA ended its run in September 2022, I had the opportunity to travel to New York to experience it all over again!