Are you a fan of romantic comedies? Have you stayed up all night eating junk food and staring misty-eyed at your TV as a couple finally confesses their feelings to each other after over an hour of tension? It really is magical, isn’t it?
Well, we here at HomeExchange can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to transport you into your own romantic comedy, but we can absolutely ensure that you can visit the settings of your favorite romcoms and enjoy walking the very same steps as your favorite heroes and heroines. We have homes in over 130 countries, so feel free to give home swapping a try, and maybe you’ll even fall in love with your dream vacation home.Discover HomeExchange
New York, NY: When Harry Met Sally, Set It Up, Your Place or Mine?, Coming to America, and The Awful Truth
What better way to fall in love than in the Big Apple? With a couple million people living in the city, it makes sense that a lot of romantic comedies take place here, what with all of the people looking for love (including African kings, like in Coming to America). It’s a city where friendship can become something more, like in When Harry Met Sally and Set It Up, where you can swap lives and experience something new, like in Your Place or Mine?, or where you can break up and make up in just a matter of weeks, like in The Awful Truth.
Los Angeles, CA: The Holiday, Your Place or Mine?
Unlike NYC, Los Angeles has a much more chill vibe, even with the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. The bright sun and year-round beautiful weather makes people want to get out and into the city to meet new people and even perhaps get “discovered.” Like Kate Winslet’s character in The Holiday, you can enjoy large vistas with great views of the ocean, or you can opt for an apartment in the city. Los Angeles is also a great place to “become” someone new, like in the 2023 Netflix film Your Place or Mine?, where Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon play best friends who swap lives and homes for a change of scene. If you would like to see the magic of Hollywood for yourself, check out some of the LA-based homes on HomeExchange.
Surrey, United Kingdom: The Holiday
Of course, we’re not going to mention The Holiday without discussing the second half of Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz’s home exchange! In the classic romcom, Cameron Diaz switches her mansion in Los Angeles for a cozy and rustic cottage belonging to Kate Winslet. While we can’t promise that a drunken Jude Law will show up at your door, we can promise that we have homes in Surrey which will make you feel like you’re in love.
Singapore: Crazy Rich Asians
What could be more chaotic than going to visit your partner’s family in Singapore, only to realize that their family isn’t only one of the wealthiest families in the country, but that they’re ready to step in and meddle to preserve the family name and wealth? Well, that’s what happens to Rachel Chu in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. If you’ve seen the movie and feel inspired to go on your own adventure to Singapore, we have some hosts eager to home exchange with you (no crazy in-laws included)!Travel with HomeExchange
Atlanta, GA: Love, Simon
If you’re in the mood for a sweet teen romcom, then Love, Simon is a great movie to dig into! It follows Simon Spier, a teenage boy dealing with his sexuality, being blackmailed, and falling in love with a classmate… who he’s only talked to online and doesn’t know the true identity of. As he deals with all of the trials and tribulations that comes with being a teen, you’ll find yourself laughing, crying, and rooting for the young protaginist as he tries to find out the identity of the boy he's in love with.
Paris, France: Amelie
If you like quirky French romcoms, then you’ll fall in love with Amelie, a girl with a big imagination, big heart, and the titular character of the film. When watching the movie, you’ll find that Paris is as much a character in the film as it is a setting. With that in mind, you may find yourself itching to go to Paris after watching the movie, so consider taking a trip to the City of Love.Fall in love with HomeExchange
Like we said earlier, we can’t promise you romance or hijinks, but we can offer you peace of mind when you exchange homes in our community. Whether you fall in love with your host’s home, your destination, or the local people, it doesn’t hurt to look at your vacation through rose-tinted glasses.