In the Wisconsin town of New Glarus, the Swiss look is not just a facade for the tourists.
This town near Madison has jealously preserved its heritage on buildings, in restaurants and with festivals. It's an easy way to visit Switzerland without paying air fare.
What to do: Ride the 23-mile Sugar River State Trail. Tour New Glarus Brewing. Visit the Swiss Historical Village.
Events to catch: Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Wilhelm Tell Festival. Sept. 26-29, Oktoberfest.
Details: For more, see Swiss at heart.