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Fairytale Destinations

Visit these fairytale destinations, and see the real places that inspired storytellers to create famous fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King and Snow White.

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Hotel del Coronado

Fleeing the Midwest winters, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum spent time soaking up the Southern California sunshine at the fairytale-like Hotel del Coronado . In fact, it's been said that the "Emerald City" of Coronado inspired another -- the magical land of Oz. The author was allegedly inspired by the hotel's lush green grounds and famous red turrets while writing several books in the series there. Inside the soaring tower, guests can still see the 4 crown-shaped chandeliers designed by Baum. Visitors can also stroll past the quaint yellow house he rented during his stays.

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