When traveling abroad, part of the fun is staying at places that exemplify the best of the destination—an upscale French estate, a rustic Italian vineyard, a Caribbean beach resort.
If you're craving the ambience but can't or don't want to travel internationally, there are also lodgings closer to home that offer a similar atmosphere. These AAA Diamond-designated hotels can help you feel like you've made the journey—no passport required.
(Not familiar with AAA Diamonds? Learn about what makes them special.)