Places In North America That Give You A Little Taste Of Europe

Traveling to Europe and exploring all the countries and cultures is a nice idea in theory, but it’s not always easy, and it’s pretty expensive to take a trip across the Atlantic Ocean.

However, there are many places in North America that are richly infused with different European cultures and closely resemble cities from the continent.

Leavenworth, Washington

Swiss-style buildings which look like chalets, are lit up with colored lights at Christmastime
Photo Credit: Philip James Corwin / CORBIS / Corbis via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Philip James Corwin / CORBIS / Corbis via Getty Images

Inspired by the beautiful hills surrounding the city, certain parts of Leavenworth were redesigned in the 1960s to resemble a German village with touches of Bavarian culture. Tourists come for the rustic shops, cultural festivals, and scenic views of the Cascade mountains.