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These US Destinations Are Just Like Europe

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | September 08, 2016

These US Destinations Are Just Like Europe

PHOTO: A little bit of Bavaria in Leavenworth, Wash. (courtesy Meredith)  

Craving a visit to the continent but don’t have the time or the funds to do Europe right? Huffington Post has some suggestions that are right here in the U.S. These destinations perfect for the intrepid globetrotter don’t require a trans-Atlantic flight, but will still sastify your wanderlust. 

Yearning for the streets of Paris? Head to Washington, D.C., instead. 

“Our nation’s capital has a surprisingly French feel to it, thanks in large part to George Washington, who commissioned Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a Frenchman who fought in the American Revolutionary War, to be D.C.’s city planner,” notes the Huffington Post. 

Picturing yourself in the heart of Bavaria? Compare a visit to Leavenworth, Wash.

“Nearing financial disaster in the 1960s, Leavenworth transformed itself from an old logging town into a veritable Bavarian outpost in America, designed specifically to attract tourists and boost business. It bears an especially remarkable resemblance to Rothenburg, Germany, a romantic medieval village that’s a favorite among tourists,” reports the Huffington Post. 

The U.S. even have a stand-in for one of the most sought-after countries in Europe. Try a visit to Alaska, rather than Iceland (although, we aren’t sure which one is harder to reach). 

READ MORE: Get to Know Iceland’s Top Tourist Attractions  

“While there are few swimming holes in the U.S. that match the vibrant turquoise color of the Blue Lagoon — let alone its famed spa amenities — you’ll come close in Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska,” says the Huffington Post. 

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