F.R.I.E.N.D.S for many (including me) is not just a show but a consequential part of life. And how can a luxury travel portal like us serenade its silver jubilee? By giving you a list of places someone or the other in the show travelled to. Excited? Then keep reading! By Japleen Kaur
1. New York
The heart and soul of the series, where all the magic brewed while sipping on copious amounts of coffee. The Big Apple even has the sets of the show displayed for you to visit when on a trip there. Don’t forget to spend a day at the park with a doughnut though!
We got as excited as Joey when they all went to London for Ross and Emily’s wedding, however disastrous that turned out to be. Strolling along the British streets with a map in hand, that’s how we love to travel. The accent is just a huge plus point.
Pro Tip: Head to the bars during one of the football matches to really see the city come alive.
3. Tulsa, Oklahoma
Or the ‘sooner city of America’ really is an old oil capital of Oklahoma but currently a bypass for road trips across the state. Still, if you’re an avid fan then you won’t miss being in the city where Chandler spent quite some time being miserable.
4. Westchester County
The countryside of Houston that Chandler and Monica eventually shift to have a hassle-free life, away from the city. The huge landscapes with greenery all around with those gorgeous villas sure made us imagine their life as a family there, right? Also, super relatable to run away from the metros.
A weekend getaway for a conference by the characters was sure a riot but we got introduced to the beach place, so it’s a win-win for us. Serene beaches that make you want to laze around on the hammock all day or maybe get under water on a submarine tour, there is a lot to do there or none at all – whatever floats your boat!
6. Las Vegas
A road trip to Las Vegas, a drunken wedding, lavish buffet breakfast and casino nights — a sneak-peek into the party capital of the world was a treat to watch. You bet it’s better in person. There’s only one advice when there — go wild.
7. Athens, Greece
Athens was supposed to be the honeymoon destination for Ross and Emily but turned out to be a solo trip for Rachel. Though it wasn’t great for her, we disagree. Athens is breathtaking with the citadel, ancient architecture, museums and so much more. In fact solo tripping for girls around Greece is a major option today, and we’re pretty sure Rachel would nod to that.
A work trip for Ross, and a new destination for us to put on the bucket list. Take a ride on the river aboard a bamboo raft, cycle around the tiny villages, admire the Shanghai skyline or hog on some yummy hot pot — so much to do in the most populous country on the planet.
A romantic escape to the hills surrounded by farms, wineries, and local produce sounds like a scene straight out of a rom-com movie, and it sure is. Vermont has stunning scenery and even better vibes. Sipping on wine, hand in hand while watching the sun set in a distance — couples retreat FTW.
Remember the time they all went down to a beachfront villa to ultimately find Phoebe’s birth mother? It was one of the best episodes because, a) insightful GK facts were thrown at us and b) Montauk became a destination that everyone wanted to head to, and c) it’s a quick weekend venture from NYC to hit the ocean or build sand castles. Just be careful of jellyfish stings.
11. Long Island
Cutesy cafes, carefree attitude, expensive shops and well the Hamptons all belong to Long Island, where Ross, Monica, Rachel, Chandler spent their childhood. A walk down the roads where the beach is on one end and on the other antique shops entice you to come in, will be extremely memorable.
Rachel got the offer to work in Paris, and while we wanted her to stay back for Ross, we also imagined her rocking all the looks in the fashionable country. That would have been an amazing twist!
Any locations that are missing from this list? Tell us in the comments below!