There’s something about that pre-winter weather; Fresh summer air and orange foliage inspire travelers to embrace the great outdoors. Cool fall weather is just the perfect time to take a hike or road trip to admire the bright and beautiful foliage. The European and American landscape, with its picturesque historic towns and rolling hills, is wrapped in a blanket of red and yellow leaves.
So what are you waiting for? Make the most of a happy fall season in any of the destinations listed below.
New York City, United States
There’s nowhere in the world that speaks of fall beauty quite like the pastoral bliss in Central Park. Be sure to head to the sprawling meadow of Belvedere Castle, covered in red leaves from the black tupelo trees and explore the beautiful stretch of the High Line in central New York.
Witness the most spectacular scenery in Europe in southern Germany, especially Bavaria. With endless Alpine forests filled with crimson and tangerine hues by the ?, autumn is the season for wine festivals, Oktoberfest, and other outdoor activities such as hiking in the Alps or enjoying a romantic ride on horse-drawn carriages. There are many historic castles and palaces such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Castle, Nuremberg Castle and Burghausen Castle to discover in this area.
The enchanting city of Bruges becomes all the more pristine and picturesque with crimson and gold vines covering its bridges and buildings in rich autumn hues. The colors reflected in the canals create an amorous scene. Be sure to experience some of the city’s open-air markets that run for about two months from October.
“Music City,” as Nashville is popularly known as, lives up to its nickname in the fall when it hosts the Independent Music Festival and the Americana Festival. These celebrations are grand and cheerful, reflecting the city’s love affair with farm-to-table Southern cuisine. The main thing that happens here every October is that the nearly 20-year-old Southern Festival of Books makes a comeback.