The Best Fall Travel Destinations

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Many people agree that fall is the prettiest time of year. It’s definitely the most colorful. If you’re planning a getaway in the next few months, be sure to visit a destination where you can soak in the most vibrant leaves and crisp temperatures. Don’t forget to pack your favorite sweater!

New York

Fall is arguably the best time to visit New York. You’ll be visiting during the sweet spot of the year: post-summer humidity and pre-winter chills. You can take a stroll through the famous Central Park at its most charming hour, and stay warm in the evening at a broadway or comedy show. Plus, you can go shopping for knits and outerwear in some of the most fabulous shops in the world.

Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Seattle, Portland)

This stretch of rugged paradise is a perfect fall destination for nature lovers. It’s filled to the brim with mountains, glacial lakes, and lush forests. Plus the Pacific Ocean to the west. Avid hikers will be in heaven here! If all that isn’t enough, the region boasts a significantly milder climate than its central and east coast counterparts so you don’t need to worry about any freak snow storms during your trip. Be sure to spend some time in the cities too - they boast world famous hipster neighborhoods.

Japan

What could be more peaceful than strolling through an ancient village with colorful leaves gently falling on the path towards a beautiful temple? Japan has the best of both worlds. You can enjoy traditional fall nature one day, then hop on the bullet train to experience the best of city life in metropolises like Tokyo and Yokohama. Japan is also home to great food and unique shopping.

Iceland

This is another must-see destination for nature lovers. The tiny island is most known for its dramatic landscape consisting of volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, cliffs, and black sand beaches. Fall is an excellent time of year to visit because you’ll get all the pretty colors while skipping out on the frigid winter temperatures. What could be better than taking a dip in a natural hot spring to warm up in the crisp fall air?

Bavaria, Germany

Feel like you’re in a fairytale by visiting one of the region’s famous castles during the fall, no prince(ss) required. They look even more magnificent surrounded by colorful forests, with none other than the Alps as a backdrop. The local cities and villages are also havens for architecture buffs. And if partying is more your thing, there’s always Oktoberfest.

The Netherlands

This small European country may be famous for its tulip fields that bloom in the spring, but it’s just as beautiful in the fall. Stroll along the tree-lined canals while snacking on a delicious and warm stroopwafel. Of course Amsterdam is worth a visit, but smaller cities like Utrecht, Delft, and Harlingen deserve a special mention.

Where will you be heading off to this fall?

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