The Evergreen State's lofty mountains are a good reminder of what the Swiss Alps might look like. But thanks to the melting pot of cultures, did you know that there are several places to visit in Washington that'll actually make you feel like you're on a vacation in Europe?\nThe best part? These spots don't require you to save up loads of money in advance. All you need is to gas up your car and get ready for a backpacking trip of a lifetime!\nFrom thousands of acres of tulips that'll rival Holland and sleepy, Norwegian towns with authentic Dutch pastries to Venetian-style gondola rides, ruins like in Rome and castles transported all the way from Wales, this Euro list is pretty endless. Ready? Let's plan that trip.\nLeavenworth \nWhy You Need To Go: Nestled in the snowy Cascade Mountains, you can chug steins of craft beer around firepits, binge-eat pretzels, revel in its authentic Oktoberfest or pet some reindeer. Either way, you've arrived in the Bavarian Alps! \n View this post on Instagram I’m so excited to go back at this magical place in a couple months soaking in that eucalyptus steam room & eating free dessert✨🖤😋 . . . #Posthotel #leavenworthwashington #leavenworth #pnw #snow #magical #kelseyfloydpresets #kfpresets #travelgram #explorepage #adventureseeker A post shared by Molly Hatcher (@mollykhatcher) on Feb 4, 2020 at 6:31pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\nLynden\nWhy You Need To Go: We don't know if it's the hoards of fresh fruit, wheat fields, bakeries serving up massive blueberry pannenkoeks, olibellon, stroopwafels or the giant windmill, but we think we get why its called a sleepy little Dutch village. Hello, Netherlands (but in Washington)!\n View this post on Instagram We feel so lucky to be right on Front St with so many fabulous & locally owned businesses as our neighbors! Where are your favorite places to stop by in Downtown Lynden? A post shared by The Mill (@themilllynden) on Aug 13, 2019 at 6:46pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nPoulsbo\nWhy You Need To Go: This tiny town is called "Little Norway" for a reason. Not only was Norwegian the only language to be spoken until World War II, but this Nordic village still celebrates a Viking Fest. Oh, and it's known for its delish pastries! \n View this post on Instagram We got the goodies🥧🥐🍩 #cinnamonrollsfordays #bakeryrun #yum A post shared by Ainsley Proffit (@ainsley_proffit) on Jul 6, 2019 at 10:16am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nSkagit Valley\nWhy You Need To Go: The valley celebrates its annual spring season with thousands of tulip blooms that rivals Amsterdam's bulbs. If you want to get lost in a happy field, they even have 450 acres of daffodils! \n View this post on Instagram In English & На Русском! ❤💙⬇️ This picture is from a tulip festival about a month ago in Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon, WA, about 1.5 hours away from Seattle 💐 This was my first time going to a tulip festival and the reason why I went there is because of all of these insta #tulipfields pictures. I realized since I started to follow some cool instagram accounts I started to seek for more beauty. Maybe at first it was just for a great picture, but when you visit all these beautiful places, you realize this is not just for the picture, its for your soul. My soul heals every time I see something new, pretty, adventurous... while when I am at home, sometimes I feel like I am trapped and dying. So, I really advise everyone to go out outside and seek for natural beauty, such as lakes, forests, flowers, parks , etc. These trips help us heal our souls. 🙏🏻🌞🌻 . Это фото с фестиваля тюльпанов около месяца назад недалеко от Сиетла, Вашингтон. 💐 Я впервые была на фестивале тюльпанов и причина по которой я пошла туда это из-за всех этих инста #тюльпановыеполя фоток. Я осознала что с тех пор как начала следить за некоторыми классными инстаграм-аккаунтами, я начала искать больше красоты. Может быть сначала это было просто для красивых фотографий, но когда вы посещаете все эти прекрасные места вы понимаете что это не только для фото, это так же для вашей души. Моя душа исцеляется каждый раз когда я вижу что-то новое, красивое, приключенческое ... в то время когда я дома иногда чувствую что как будто я в ловушке и умираю. Так что я очень советую всем выходить на улицу и искать природную красоту, такую как озера, леса, цветы, парки и т.д. Такие выходы лечат наши души. 🙏🏻🌞🌻 ————————- #damestravel #travel #travelphotography #tulips #soul #seattle #washingtonstate #русская #путешествия #travelgram #travelblogger #traveltheworld #travelholic #travelcommunity #travellingthroughtheworld #flowers #dametraveler #цветы #flowerpower #girl #model #travelawesome #dress #fashion #beautifulgirls #womantravel #girlstoptravel #girlstravelgroup A post shared by 𝙀𝙡𝙡𝙖 𝙆𝙖𝙮 (@iam_ellakay) on Jun 22, 2019 at 9:43am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nWalla Walla \nWhy You Need To Go: With over 140 wineries, several wine-tasting tours, and festivals, you can get buzzed on your favorite cabs and syrahs. They're so serious about their vino, you can even stay in a wine barrel! At the end of your visit, you'll be saying, "Tuscany, who?"\n View this post on Instagram It's so warm and bright out today, almost feels like spring! 🌤 . . 📸: @makayladvaldez A post shared by Discover Walla Walla (@discoverwallawalla) on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:28pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\nCrystal Mountain\nWhy You Need To Go: While it turns into a winter wonderland attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over the world to hit its envious slopes, the summers here bring with it breathtaking views of alpine slopes from gondola rides. Either way, you'll feel like you're in the Swiss Alps.\n View this post on Instagram Skiing is 99% projecting confidence and choosing the right outfit A post shared by Pamela⚡️ (@visorcity) on Jan 26, 2020 at 2:34pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\nGig Harbor\nWhy You Need To Go: You can take a romantic (and authentic), Venetian gondola cruise at this beautiful bay in Puget Sound. Pop some bubbly, indulge in white chocolate dolce, and listen to your gondolier croon some Italian tunes. \n View this post on Instagram When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore🌹perfect surprise date night! A post shared by b r i t t a n y (@_britkim) on Aug 7, 2018 at 6:39pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\nMaryhill Stonehenge \nWhy You Need To Go: Ever wanted to see the ruins in Rome? This free Stonehenge replica with spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge will come pretty close.\n View this post on Instagram Live for the moments that you can’t put into words 🌼 #marvelousmonday A post shared by ELONA (@e_loh_nah) on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:55pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nCape Flattery\nWhy You Need To Go: If you've ever Pinterested the crumbling cliffs of Algarve in Portugal to your bucket list, this exotic spot will make you feel like you're there. \n View this post on Instagram 📸: @lexx_bert A post shared by 🦋 (@pamelawylly) on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:14pm PDT\n\nWebsite \n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.