Now that your boss has *finally* approved your vacation days, it鈥檚 time to get serious about finding the perfect place to explore on your upcoming summer getaway. But if scouring Instagram for breathtaking beaches and tropical paradises isn鈥檛 getting you overly excited, we suggest turning to your bookshelf for a little literary vacay inspo. Here are 10 rad summer vacation ideas that you can totally steal from your favorite books.

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1. New York City, New York, for The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger: If you鈥檙e in need of an excuse to jump on a plane to the Big Apple, look no further. No one *quite* does NYC like Holden Caulfield in JD Salinger鈥檚 ultimate rebellious classic. Even though Salinger often used pseudonyms to recreate his version of the city, a handful of experts have painstakingly deciphered a walking route that鈥檒l help you relive the story from Caulfield鈥檚 POV. Duck-watching in Central Park? Sign us up!

Pooh Sticks coming up... #ashdownforest #winniethepooh

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2. East Sussex, England, for Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne: Although most people consider the entirety of England to be the Bard鈥檚 territory, there鈥檚 an actual place in East Sussex called Ashdown Forest, which was the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh鈥檚 Hundred-Acre Woods. Many of the landmarks in the stories are still there 鈥 including Poohsticks Bridge, Roo鈥檚 Sandpit, and the Heffalump Trap. Not only will you get a bazillion Instagram pics, but you can always jump on a train to London and extend your vacay in the big city.

3. Concord, Massachusetts, for Walden by Henry David Thoreau: If you鈥檙e anything like Thoreau and think that escaping into the forest for a little R&R is exactly what the soul needs, you鈥檙e in luck: You can actually visit Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, to this day! Although the original cabin is long gone, you can visit a replica of Thoreau鈥檚 one-room cabin and hike the trails that ring the pond. Don鈥檛 forget to stop by the bookstore before you leave.

Some of these school buildings in Edinburgh are pretty incredible!

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4. Edinburgh, Scotland, for the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: If you鈥檝e got a little more time on your hands for an international vacay, we *highly* suggest that hardcore Potterheads invest in a trip to breathtaking Edinburgh. Along with seeing The Balmoral Hotel, where Rowling finished the Harry Potter series, and her popular writing nook in The Elephant House, take in a view of the ginormous George Heriot鈥檚 School, which is said to have inspired Hogwarts.

5. London, England, for Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Even after more than 100 years in print, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes are still capturing the imagination of millions. Travel via cobblestone streets through all Holmes鈥 most popular landmarks, including 221B Baker Street and The Sherlock Holmes Pub.

6. Verona, Italy, for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: Oh Romeo, Romeo. Singletons looking for love should definitely plan a visit to the grounds of one of the most famous love stories ever written. Visit Juliet鈥檚 balcony 鈥 there鈥檚 a legend that if you touch the Juliet statue鈥檚 right breast you鈥檒l be rewarded with good fortune and luck in love 鈥 and take a tour of the surrounding city of love. Although the historical accuracy of the site is often debated by experts, we鈥檇 gladly trek through Italy for a chance at love.

7. Matamata, New Zealand, for The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien: There鈥檚 no doubt that a trip to New Zealand is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but if you鈥檙e a fan of Tolkien鈥檚 epic The Lord of the Rings, you should put it on your travel bucket list STAT. Hobbiton is an immersive experience that lets you literally step into the lush pastures of the Shire. You can tour the Middle-Earth movie set, have a banquet fit for a Hobbit, and visit the famous Green Dragon Inn for a pint.

8. De Smet, South Dakota, for Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder: If you live anywhere near South Dakota, you should definitely consider visiting De Smet on your summer vacay. Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in the town and took many of the buildings and locations as inspiration for the setting of Little House on the Prairie.

9. Pamplona, Spain, for The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: Experiencing San Fermin (AKA the Running of the Bulls) is something most of us afflicted with wanderlust can only dream of. So if dressing up in red and running for your life is on your travel bucket list, we recommend taking a page from Hemingway and jumping on a train from Paris to Pamplona, just like the ragtag crew did in The Sun Also Rises.

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10. Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, for Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery: Literature鈥檚 most famous redhead (with an 鈥渆鈥) made this small Canadian town famous on a grand scale. Along with visiting the landscape that inspired Montgomery 鈥 from the schoolhouse to the actual Green Gables Heritage Place 鈥 take in the serenity of this charming Canadian island on an easy-going summer vacay that鈥檒l have you rested and recharged for the rest of the year.

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