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momondo's top 6 US TV locations

Travel site creates the ultimate road trip, following ground-breaking dramas

Epic new HBO drama True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, made its UK TV debut on Sky Atlantic HD to much accolade, last Saturday 22 February.

Here momondo.co.uk creates the ultimate USA road trip, based on six of America’s best-loved drama series. The travel site also provides the current best average autumn flight prices for each, for travellers who might only be able to fit in one location.

  From Mad Men to Breaking Bad - check out the cities in which these shows were made…


1) MAD MEN, New York City, New York

Spectacular promotions, pencil skirts and whiskey-drinking men. Dive into 1960s New York, in a nostalgic tale of hard business and everyday intrigue. Throw grand gestures with Don Draper and his gang, amidst a backdrop of sexism, racism, adultery and alcoholism. In New York, start at Central Station, where Don Draper takes his train every day - and visit the famed Oyster Bar, and The Roosevelt Hotel, where Don Draper sips cocktails. Return flights from London to New York start from on average just £367 this October 2014, searching on momondo.co.uk.  

2) THE WIRE, Baltimore, Maryland
Learn more about America, through the unique sociological drama series The Wire, recognised as one of the most realistic pieces of TV fiction. Through topics such as drug trafficking, politics, the educational system and the media, The Wire truly defines the human psyche. Start in West Baltimore at Lexington and Fulton Avenue, where Snot Boogie was found dead on the street, and then explore Baltimore's different neighborhoods, each of which forms a backdrop for every season of The Wire. Return flights from London to Baltimore start from on average just £511 this October 2014, searching on momondo.co.uk.  

3) HOUSE OF CARDS, Washington D.C., Columbia
In the world of fiction, continue south to Washington DC, where the world eagerly follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, in House of Cards. In the real world, we need to be in Baltimore, where most scenes were filmed. Here you will find, among other locations, Francis and Claire's home, Zoe's apartment, the abandoned building where Freddy’s BBQ Rib Joint is - it is not in fact - and The Clean Water Initiative, Claire's charity, found a few blocks away from Baltimore Inner Harbor.

4) MIAMI VICE, Miami, Florida
And one for nostalgia’s sake.  Throw back on that loose t-shirt, Armani jacket with extra wide shoulders and those bare feet in boat shoes. Bring your old Phil Collins cassettes and a partner in crime. So are you ready to travel to the south and become detectives Crockett and Tubbs in action drama Miami Vice, one of the first television series that seduced viewers with its explosive visual effects. Run out to the coast, where you will find Crockett's home in Bayside Marina - and proceed to Villa Vizcaya, Jorgenson's House and OCB Building among a host of other Miami Vice related opportunities. Return flights from London to Miami start from on average just £545 this October 2014, searching on momondo.co.uk.  

5) TRUE DETECTIVE, New Orleans, Louisiana
The murder mystery of True Detective is based on a story of moral decay. After a long stretch to the west is New Orleans - where two detectives intensely hunt a serial killer. The roles of Detective Cohle and Detective Hart are occupied by the two cinematic heavyweights, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, whose alluring characters play out the plot's dark philosophy. Explore Louisiana’s bars, see its trailer parks (where some scenes were shot) and dark forests. Return flights from London to New Orleans start from on average just £664 this October 2014, searching on momondo.co.uk.  

6) BREAKING BAD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The tour ends with a decent jolt to the west, where cult series Breaking Bad seduced viewers worldwide with its catchy premise: What is the morally right thing to do? And what I have to do to save my family? Chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with fatal lung cancer, and begins in desperation to manufacture and sell the dangerous methamphetamine to secure his family's future. See Walter and Skyler’s house at 3828 Piermont Dr., enjoy the sunset over the Albuquerque downtown and go exploring in the beautiful and isolated desert landscapes. Return flights from London to Albuquerque start from on average just £681 this October 2014, searching on momondo.co.uk.

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