Sometimes the allure of a far flung destination is overpowering. Perhaps it’s the romance of Paris, or walking past grand cathedrals in Rome. Maybe you long for Spanish culture in Valencia, or would like nothing more than raising a stein in a German beer hall. Great European cities captivate a traveler’s imagination. For many of us, however, life and responsibilities have an unfortunate tendency to intrude. The realities of traveling to Europe, dealing with flight tickets, language barriers, unfamiliar customs…it can seem too much. Fortunately there is plenty Old World charm available in North America. We’ve searched the continent for those places you could easily mistake as having been transplanted wholesale. Come along on our journey to the 10 places in North America that feel exactly like Europe.
Spring is a joyous time. Lands cast off winter’s shadow and a remarkable flowering begins. In North America, spring heralds a curious annual migration. College students flock in large numbers from campuses across the cold north to more southerly latitudes. Buoyed by copious amounts of sunshine and (more often than not) alcohol, they shed their outer garments. Clad only in scant attire, they congregate in large numbers on beaches and in resorts. For roughly two weeks typically in mid- to late-March, the spectacle that is Spring Break unfolds in cities and towns from Cancun to Myrtle Beach. If you’re wondering how best to observe the varying levels of debauchery for yourself, we’ve put together this handy travel guide profiling 20 popular Spring Break destinations. Alongside perennial favorites we throw in several places you might not expect. We think you’ll enjoy this look at the top Spring Break destinations for 2020.
New Orleans in Louisiana is a major city located on the Mississippi River. The beautiful city located near the Gulf of Mexico is colloquially nicknamed the “Big Easy”. The city which became a part of the United States in 1803, is known as the melting pot of French, Spanish, Africana and American cultures. The city is famous for its history, vibrant music scene, happening nightlife and its famous Cajun/Creole cuisines.