Those looking to embark on a European escape to someplace other than tried-and-true staples like London, Paris, and Rome will be enchanted by Tallinn. Estonia’s capital city looks as if it were plucked from the pages of a fairytale, effortlessly blending both the old and the new. Stroll past towering gothic architecture along the cobblestoned streets of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 13th century, which is lined with picturesque cafés and boutiques. This year happens to mark Tallinn’s 100th anniversary of its original independence declaration from the Russian Empire, so visitors can expect plenty of celebrations throughout 2018. Needless to say, this Baltic beauty will be worth checking out in the months ahead.