Ready to max out on magic and go full-on fairytale? From a Wonderland garden and awesome lantern festival to castles fit for any Cinderella, we’ve searched every corner of the world for destinations that channel your fave tales in big ways. Flip through the album below for more on these amazing spots—plus can’t-miss story recommendations!

RiSE Lantern Fest – Mojave, Nevada

Held in the Nevada dessert, this lantern festival is all kinds of magical and definitely brings to mind the infamous lantern scene from Tangled. Before you release your lantern, you can even inscribe it with a message, prayer, or resolution. (Psst! We think “at last I see the light” would work splendidly.)

Watch Before You Go: Tangled

photo: RiSE Facebook Page


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— Abigail Matsumoto & Christal Yuen