St. Augustine, Florida, USA town square.

Florida has some beautiful areas, and as it turns out, some of those areas feel a lot like Europe. I’ve actually never been to Europe, but the folks who have are letting the world know which Florida – and American – areas feel like they’re straight out of Europe. If you’re like me and have never been to countries such as France, Germany and Italy, then perhaps visiting these American cities will be the next closest thing.

The publication has released a special list of American towns that feel the most like Europe. They mention that traveling to these areas, of course, is less pricey than getting on a plane and jetting overseas. “Before you shell out hundreds (or, most likely, thousands) of dollars traveling across the ocean, you may want to look closer to home: There are plenty of cities in the United States that look just like those quaint, historic destinations in Europe,” the publication states. “You’re going to want to go to all of them, so start saving now!”

So, what are some characteristics of a European town? For starters, they often have cobblestone streets, lots of history and an Old World feel. European towns can be very romantic, too, so this list of American towns that mirror European ones could be a good list for a romantic getaway. So, which Florida cities actually made this list? Read on to find out. I’ve always included some other southern towns you may like. View the list of “American Towns That Look Straight Out of Europe,” via, below, and for the full list, go here.