There's a lot happening across the pond this summer. London not only celebrated the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II with Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, but the UK is also gearing up to host the 2012 Olympics, with the opening ceremony kicking things off on July 27.
Not everyone can fit into Olympic Park, however, and that includes us here at Oyster. So as much as we'd love to watch Michael Phelps sweep another summer games in the flesh, we've decided to show a little patriot pride by visiting our favorite Olympic-inspired stateside destinations.
Whether they're spots where Olympians have once stayed, or have a British air about them that'll transport you to London, we'd argue that they're (well, almost) worth missing the games for!
--Devon Antonetti, Oyster.com