Bath, England, UK

Jane Austen’s favorite city, a trip to Bath feels like a trip into one of her novels.
Time travel beckons in this tranquil and timelessly posh city, but what era it transports you to depends on what you choose to do: Bath offers elegant neighborhoods perfectly preserved in their Georgian prime, the medieval shadow of the great abbey at its centre, and an underlayer of Roman ruins to explore.

Take the waters in the perfectly preserved

and functioning Roman baths, eat scones and sip cream tea in the 18th-century Pump Room, and feel like a member of the elite in any era of your choosing.