Europe in the US

Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:44 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20
Europe in the US

Where is there a city (any size) in the US that has a European feel? I love the US, but enjoy those history filled, cobblestoned places in Europe. I would love to find such a place to retire to.
Pagne is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:59 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,168
It isn't in the US, but it is on the continent: Quebec City. I have traveled extensively in the US and in France and Italy, and Quebec City is more like being in Europe than being in Europe in some ways.
Ackislander is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:05 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,726
We think New Orleans has such a feel.

Walking in the French Quarter, away from Bourbon and even Royal, has a real charm which always reminds me of places in Europe.

Byrd
Byrd is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:08 AM
  #4  
amaclise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
They say Boston is as Europe as you get in the US, although I agree on New Orleans as well but not sure about retirement there...
 
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:11 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 132
Philadelphia?
zoomoozophone is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:14 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,464
The greenwich village area with all the outdoor cafes and washington sq park has a european feel to it.
MFNYC is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:16 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,711
San Francisco
BeachBoi is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:26 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 775
Hotel Paris, Hotel the Venetian etc. in Las Vegas.....
Yes I second San Francisco..
Ida101 is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:39 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,759
New Orleans, Montreal - up north.
SAnParis is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:44 AM
  #10  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,337
Along the lines of LV, how about Busch gardens Williamsburg VA or Epcot Center FL?
J62 is online now  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:44 AM
  #11  
TKT
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 479
Narrow old streets with a lot of street life:

lower Manhattan-The Village, SOHO

Boston's North End and Charles Street on Beacon Hill.

Philadelphia, Old City and Rittenhouse SQ.

TKT is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:52 AM
  #12  
GoTravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Charleston has cobblestone streets.
 
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:11 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 97
What makes me get a European vibe is being in a city that offers everything within walking distance - good markets, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. I love the idea of walking to everything I need.

The FQ in New Orleans definitely offers that sort of environment. Most people I knew who used to live in the quarter did not own cars. Meanwhile, Chicago offers the same aspects for at least most of the year!
Paucie is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:18 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 19,419
Solvang, CA - if you can't afford Denmark
FainaAgain is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:25 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,142
Houston or Dallas
bardo1 is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:28 AM
  #16  
P_M
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,798
It's already been mentioned, but my pick is Montreal. (not in the US, of course, but very close. ) I loved that city and I felt like I was in France.

But if I were to retire in Montreal, I would look for a winter home somewhere further south.
P_M is online now  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:04 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 24
I agree with Askislander, Quebec City is SO like Europe to me and a walled city as well! Very quaint! I can't wait to go back!!
julba is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,607
Definitely New Orleans, first and foremost.

Charleston and San Francisco also have a quasi-European feel, at least in parts. It never occurred to me to think of Boston that way, but I guess parts of it maybe.
cheryllj is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
  #19  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,866
Ouray Colorado is called "Switzerland of America" for its mountains that surround the town.
DebitNM is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:09 AM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 957
Without a doubt Quebec City (yes, we know it is not in the US...but it is the closest resemblence to Europe and is closest to US), Montreal a very close second.
vegasnative is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:02 PM.