1. Falmouth, United Kingdom
There is something magical about the county of Cornwall and its idyllic, friendly, and heartwarming towns and villages. The port of Falmouth has everything: small cobbled streets with traditional and not-so-traditional pubs and galleries, a beautiful port, ace views, beaches, and a university that specializes in the arts. Which guarantees some untraditional and fun people.
Cornwall's also the best spot for surfing in Europe, so bring your board. Or rent one. Or, just opt for dark sunglasses, get a drink, and enjoy the view. Although don't you dare leave without having a world-famous Cornish pasty -- they can only legally be made in Cornwall. Oggy, oggy! (That's the slang word for pastry.) Just don't get too shocked, nor flatter yourself, when the 75-year-old shopkeeper greets you with "Hello, lover!" That only shows the friendliness of the people here, she is probably not trying to pick you up.