Go Here, Not There: 6 U.S. Destinations That Rival a Trip to Europe

The collective mood seems to shift after the holiday's end. When the guests all go back home, those wintry days feel cold, long shadows stencil the sidewalk, and our feeds are peppered with images of crockpots and reading nooks, rather than white sand beaches in Italy and Greece.

If you're feeling restless, now's the best time to book a last-minute weekend getaway so you can thaw out your body and reconnect with nature somewhere warm. Where to go? There's no need for European vacation envy. Ahead, we chose six stunning stateside alternatives that rival a trip to Tuscany, Switzerland, and more. These gorgeous cities and towns prove there's simply no place like home. 

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This post was originally published on September 5, 2018, and has since been updated.