This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.
There is a European destination for every travel palette. The honeymooners are in Positano, the art lovers are at Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the hikers are in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the skiers are in the Dolomites. While there is a shoulder season and a high season for every European hot spot, there is honestly no bad time to go to Europe — because even in the rain, the beating sun or the bitter cold, there is a sight to be wowed by. But while this all sounds glorious, sometimes a Euro-trip just isn’t in the cards.
Maybe you can’t swing a European jaunt because of the price tag, or maybe it’s not a budgeting concern and you just don’t love to fly. Or perhaps you don’t have the time to cross the Atlantic because most of your vacation days are reserved for the eight weddings you’re attending this year. Whatever the reason, if Europe isn’t in the cards right now, you can satisfy your craving for a breathtaking European getaway right here in the U.S.