After years of begging, I finally got to visit the deadliest town on earth. Now if you are a fan of "The Vampire Diaries," then you know I am referring to none other than Covington, Georgia. For those of you who might not be familiar with Covington or "The Vampire Diaries," it is a town located 40 minutes outside of Atlanta where they filmed a majority of the tv show.
By visiting Covington, you get to see not only your favorite tv show come to life but also learn a little more about the area and its' other famous movie moments. Today, I will be sharing with you why it is time you pack a bag and visit good old Mystic Falls.
1. You can check out all the filming sites for yourself
If you are like me then you've dreamed of the day that you could see all the filming locations in person. Of course, there are a few different ways you can do that. When I was there, I opted to find the locations myself with the help of Google; but, they offer tours. If you are interested in a tour, check out the Walker Stalker Tours there.
2. All the merchandise you could imagine
Wow, I had never seen so much tv show merchandise before visiting Covington. In Covington, you will find several different stores sell "The Vampire Diaries" merchandise. I personally enjoyed the Alley Shop which is located under The Mystic Grill. There you will find TV shirts, jewelry, candles, and basically any other piece of merchandise you could ever want. If you want a sneak peek of what the store has to offer then check out their Facebook page.
3. Find some of the cutest stores
Now aside from "The Vampire Diaries" stores, Covington also had some of the cutest local stores. When I was there I found several clothing boutiques, a thrift store, and homeware stores. If you go for a visit, don't skip out going into these places. I promise they are worth your time.
4. Learn a bit of history
The town of Covington is also a great source of local history. When I was researching it, I learned that the area is still home to a lot of historic buildings that you can see for yourself.
5. Check out a few other famous movie stops
You'll find once you visit Covington that it is home to filming locations outside of just "The Vampire Diaries." The area is also home to filming locations from "Madea's Family Reunion," "Steel Magnolias," and "The Dukes of Hazzard."