Whether you’ve seen the movie or are eagerly anticipating it, if you’re one of the millions of people who are mad for all things Barbie, you might want to join the brigade of tourists looking for travel destinations inspired by the pink hue of their favorite doll. If you’re looking to channel the spirit of the movie, live the pink dream and travel to one of the top Barbie tourism destinations. Here are the best pink hotels and rental properties and homes for living your best Barbie life.
Barbie inspired tourism destinations are hot this summer
Now that Barbie has finally be released you may be thinking the hype will die down but you would be wrong. It has made over $500 million worldwide and $165 million just in North America, and it is still going very strong. Like fluorescent pink strong. But long before the Barbie movie, there were plenty of beautiful pink hotels all over the world that would also make you feel like you were a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World (or maybe a Ken.)
The popular movie has launched a new-found desire for Barbie inspired tourism and travel, and here are the best pink hotels and rental homes to visit to live the dream.
10 travel destinations and properties to live your best Barbie life
1. Barbie Beach
Located just outside of Atlanta is a small town called Turin, where visitors can have one of the most eclectic Barbie experiences possible. The delightfully weird and intriguing roadside attraction features a 6-foot-by-4-foot plot of sand with Barbie and Ken dolls on display based on changing current events. For example, Barbies can be seen in vibrant pink for breast cancer awareness month, sporting it for the Summer and Winter Olympics and playing as college football teams. This 15-year display is a sure stop on any visitor’s Barbiecore lineup and the best way to prepare for the movie that will take a unique spin on the Barbie everyone knows.
2. Pink Palace
What would you expect with this title? The fabulously pink The Don CeSar, a 5-star hotel. is dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive water views in every direction Boasting 277 renovated guest rooms, including 36 luxurious suites, the legendary monument has welcomed luxury travelers and some of America’s most famous – and notorious – figures since 1928. Perfect for a Barbie-approved weekend escape to St. Pete, Florida.
3. The Ryder Hotel
Are you a fan of Barbie’s Malibu Dream House? How could you not be? It literally has dream in the title! Then you will love The Ryder Hotel, in Charleston, SC, as the on-site bar and restaurant, Little Palm embody the spirit of Barbie’s Malibu beach house. From the palm tree wall paper and pink accents, to the playful pool and tropical patterns, The Ryder is channeling Barbie. The hotel’s main focal point and social hub is the second-floor courtyard and pool deck—an inviting space for guests and locals to relax with poolside loungers surrounded by lush landscaping.
Drawing inspiration from the coastal leisure culture of St. Tropez, Little Palm is at once elegant and comfortable, an environment of escape, relaxation, and liveliness. The cocktail program is breezy and joyful, focusing on a blend of craft cocktails, and simple variations on classics with thoughtful tropical touches.
4. Mount Nelson – A Belmond Hotel
If you feel like going a bit further this hotel in Cape Town, Africa is definitely for adventure Barbie!
5. Atlantis The Palm
Dubai has always been an incredible place to travel and it is now definitely on-trend with the booming Barbiecore-inspired travel. First head to the pink palace that adorns the top of Palm Jumeriah, the world’s largest man-made island. You will be surrounded by pink-hued interiors and the pink fountain as well as its Arabian Gulf views (for Ken!)
Then head for tea at Saya Café with its bright, fun (and of course, pink) interiors, very much invoking the Barbie spirit. End a pink-perfect day with a desert safari with Platinum Heritage, where you can watch the Arabian sunset. Also pink!
6. Pink Castle Bae-cation
Not that into hotels? How about your very own Barbie dream house. This festive house in Wisconsin (this Barbie eats cheese) is absolutely delightful. You will truly feel like a life-sized doll! It is available on Vrbo.
7. Barbie Beach
Want a surrealist-type Barbie experience? Then check out this roadside attraction which features a 6-foot-by-4-foot plot of sand with Barbie and Ken dolls on display based on changing current events.
8. The Pink Cottage
Even Barbie has an inner Jersey girl in her. And she would love The Pink Cottage in Cape May with its Victorian charm.
The pink and white cottage sleeps 2-4 guests and is located just steps away from the beach.
9. The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur hotel
You can have an official Barbie Staycation as this hotel partnered with Mattel and Barbie to give guests the ultimate experience in Malaysia. Pick one of the 14 Barbie-themed rooms and then head to the Barbie Café. Find out more HERE.
10. Mid-Century Modern Wexler Barbie House
Available on Airbnb, this downtown Palm Springs pad (you already had us at Palm Springs) is for the ultimate Barbie fan. It was designed by architect Donald Wexler in 1959 for the Mattel Family so you know this is really special. The 4 Bedroom – 3 Bath home with Southern & Western Exposures has a state-of-the-art pool with a spa and lots of entertaining space. So learn that dance from the movie and get the party started! Available on Airbnb.
travel destinations and properties to live your best Barbie life
The popular movie has launched a desire for Barbie inspired tourism and travel, and now you’ve got the rundown the best pink hotels and rental homes to live the dream this summer. Have fun!