For many travelers, the French and Italian rivieras define what a seaside tourist destination should be. These European sun-and-sea hot spots have a sense of glamour and a timeless appeal that has earned them a top place on many bucket lists.
But the Cote d'Azur is not the only seaside tourist haven that's worthy of your hard-earned vacation days. There are plenty of other places that fit the riviera genre, including Santa Barbara, California (pictured). Depending on where you're located and what you like to do on vacation, these places could end up being more accessible for your next holiday.
Here are several rivieras around the globe worth a visit.