Progressive, green, brewing incredible coffee and less than a three-hour flight away . . . Yep, we're talking about Wellington. The New Zealand capital is dubbed "Wellywood" (there's even a sign) because of the film production businesses based there — including that of Wellington-native, director Peter Jackson. Fittingly, you could easily mistake Wellington for a movie set: there's gorgeous sunshine, the harbour is impressively blue, the houses give off San Francisco vibes and people both trendy and friendly.
If you're luck enough to find yourself in windy Wellington for a weekend or longer, here's what to eat, drink and do.