Livability: 8 charming U.S. towns that will make you feel like you’re in Europe

I think it’s safe to say most of us would love to book a luxurious European getaway right about now. If only vacation time and extra cash grew on trees! Fortunately, America’s own backyard is full of beautiful towns with a heavy European influence that you can explore — no passport or currency exchange necessary.

Plan a weekend in one of the towns below for the Europe fix you’re craving. Your inner world traveler — and your Instagram feed — will thank you for it.

1. Leavenworth, Washington

This little slice of Bavaria in the Cascade Mountains is only two hours outside of Seattle.

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