Summer is over! We can finally get to the best travel season of the year – fall. The crowds have thinned out, the lines are shorter, prices cheaper and the colors out in full force. It’s back-to-school season and we’ve done our homework to come up with the 10 ten cities to check out this fall.
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Let’s be honest. It can get pretty cold up north. So before the temperatures hit zero, make sure to check out the beautiful city of Montreal. Hit up the following spots for beautiful fall foliage: Mount Royal, Old Port, Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
- New York
Whether you head to the city or upstate, New York is full of beautiful colors in the fall. It’s also the perfect place to indulge in apple cider donuts!
When it gets chilly, Amsterdam is the perfect place to indulge in delicious food. The iconic Dutch dish stampoot is just the thing you need to warm you up. This hearty seasonal dish often consists of mashed potatoes, veggies, bacon and smoked sausage of the side.
Paris is always a good idea – especially in the fall. The city is teaming with locals (who are typically on vacation in August) which makes it even more enjoyable to people watch. It’s the perfect chance to grab a cup of hot chocolate from Angelina, a croissant or macarons and enjoy the outdoor parks (Jardin du Luxembourg, Places des Vosges, Jardin des Tuileries etc.) or even head to Versailles.
Croatia is known for its beautiful beaches and crazy yacht week parties. But there’s a cultural side to the country as well. Head to the Istria region for delicious food (especially truffles) and wine. Plitvice Lakes is a national park that is exceptionally beautiful surrounded by fall foliage.
In the autumn, its much easier to appreciate the city’s iconic attractions without battling the crowds. Czech foods, beers and wine suit the chillier weather perfectly as well.
In the fall, Munich is synonymous with Oktoberfest. If you are planning a trip, make your travel arrangements as early as possible as the beer festival draws millions of visitors from all over the world.
October and November tends to be hurricane season in the Caribbean. If you’re willing to take a little bit of a rain risk, you’ll find some of the best deals.
India is not your typical fall foliage destination but the season coincides with Diwali, the country’s biggest celebration. Head to any major city to see firecrackers, parades and street festivities.
October is the sweet spot for visiting Florence and the Tuscany region. You can indulge in all that Florence has to offer without the crowds, making sure to set aside some time for some wine tastings.
And when you get back home, don’t forget to scratch off the place on your deluxe map. Another one off the bucket list!