With the U.S. dollar strong and summer transatlantic airfares at record lows, it’s an excellent time to plan your next European holiday. The continent’s best destinations, ranked below, deliver a rich mix of restaurants and attractions, easy public transit and low crime rates, with relatively modest prices for lodging, food, and airfare from the United States. (For more travel inspiration, check out all 17 of the top destinations named in MONEY’s 2017 Best in Travel.)
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Read on, and pack your walking shoes–you’ll need them to explore these European gems.