Autumn is many people’s favourite season of the year, due to its relaxing and cozy vibes. With stunning natural scenery, beautiful autumn foliage, and comfortable temperatures, this time of the year is one of the best to travel. You can escape the crowds and heat of summer, as well as avoid the cold and holidays of the winter! In this post I’ll be writing about seven spots that each make for the perfect fall travel destination, each for their own specific and unique reasons.
Known as the wine capital of the world, due to the many vineyards surrounding it, Bordeaux is one of France’s largest cities. Its cobblestone streets, noble homes, and stunning palaces all combine to make it one of the most visited cities in the country. Its especially nice in the autumn, with temperatures ranging from about 22 to 10, not too chilly yet not too warm. Despite the time of the year you visit, you’re sure to fall in love with this charming port city.
One of the most well preserved cities in Europe is Bruges, a moderate sized Belgian town often labelled as an open air museum. This quaint town is essentially straight out of the medieval times, with beautiful, authentic buildings all throughout the area. From its towering Belfry to its intriguing museums, there’s tons to see throughout Bruges. Surrounding the town as well as within its limits are many parks and outdoor areas, all of which are filled with stunning nature scenes especially during the fall.
Dresden, the capital of Saxony, is a very historically, culturally, and modernly important city. Many important events have taken place in the city, from the bombings of the second world war to the beginnings of the Germanic people. It was almost completely destroyed during the war, but was later rebuilt to become what it is today. Rich with culture, almost every street you walk down in Dresden you’re sure to find something interesting on. Dresden is almost an incredibly lush city, with many public parks that are sure to be very autumnal.
Titled the culture, media, and finance capital of the world, New York is a very fast paced city. From Manhattan to Brooklyn, the five boroughs of the city are sure to excite and entertain you for days on end. Central Park, the biggest park in the city, is truly amazing during the fall. Anytime of the year is perfect to visit New York, though autumn in particular is sure to be extra special.
Home to the largest city centre in Europe, Naples is a very unique and charming city in different ways than other towns. With a much more local and real vibe than other popular Italian towns, it is the largest city in Southern Italy. Naples is located on the Positano coast, very close to the ruined city of Pompeii as well as Mount Vesuvius. It doesn’t have anything in particular to do with autumn, but it can get pretty busy during the tourist high seasons. Therefore, fall, the off season, is a pretty good time to visit this special city.
Toronto, my former hometown, is an amazing place to visit anytime of the year. With all the leaves changing colour throughout the city, the scenery in all of the parks are amazing. Fall is a great time to see some of Toronto’s best natural wonders, when the autumn foliage is in full bloom and its not too humid or too cold. Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown out in Riverdale Park, where you’re sure to see fall colours; or down at the lake, out at the bluffs or at Harbourfront.
Made up of 118 islands in the Adriatic Sea is the city of Venice, the capital of Northern Italy’s Veneto region. With absolutely no roads in the city, just canals, it is famous for its gondolas that cruise down the canals. There’s tons to see throughout Venice, from the obvious St. Mark’s Square to some of the less known hidden gems of the city. Though it doesn’t have anything special to do with fall, it is a good time of the year to visit because its the downtime for tourists in the city.
That’s all for my post this week, I hope you enjoyed! Have you been to any of these cities? Let me know in the comments below.
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