Fall generally implies autumn, the months of September, October, and November. It is the perfect season for traveling. The season is just perfect, with a nip in the bud, the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. Nature is painted with fall colors. Albert Camus, a French Philosopher, once said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Let’s quickly delve into the list of some of the most popular fall destinations around the world.
Once Winston Churchill, during autumn, while driving through Niagara Parkway, called it “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. This route follows the curves of the Niagara River which divides the U.S.A and Canada. Driving here is like driving through a gallery of Impressionist paintings. The loveliest stretch during this season is between the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston. Heights Park in Queenston, which showcases an impressive river vista and Lake Ontario is an amazing spot. Ontario has forests, rolling hills, and lakes. Between late September and early October, the red, yellow, orange, gold, and amber maple leaves make a perfect backdrop for exploring the numerous rivers and lakes of the region. Ontario in Canada with its blissful wilderness and radiant nature tops the chart of the most popular fall destinations around the world.
New York, U.S.A
The weather is just perfect to stroll around the streets and parks of New York in the United States, wondering at the architectural wonders and of course the breathtaking fall foliage. There is no dearth of places to visit in NYC- Central Park, New York City’s skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, Times Square, and many more. October witnesses numerous food and drink festivals in NYC. If you can be here during the end of October, Halloween is also quite a celebration here. New York City is so pleasant in October that we had to list it among the popular fall destinations around the world.
Autumn foliage is the key attraction for most of the popular fall destinations around the world. Munich in Germany obviously makes it to our list but another primary reason besides autumn foliage is the Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk fest, featuring a beer festival and a traveling carnival, held annually in Munich. It is held from mid-September till the first Sunday of October. It is ideal to keep this festival in mind while planning an autumn trip to Munich. This festival reveals the folk culture and is a lot of fun. Also, visit Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich, the fall colors and the majestic castle will blow your mind.
Autumn in Tokyo is so romantic that it had to be on our list of popular fall destinations around the world. This season is all about colors and great weather in Japan. Besides the striking change of colors of the maple and ginkgo trees, there are also several varieties of flower-like chrysanthemums, spider lilies, and cosmos that bloom during autumn. Japan is famous for its dense forests and gardens which become ravishing during this season. Rikugien Gardens, a traditional Japanese Garden in Tokyo, provides mesmerizing autumn views and amazing evening illuminations. Visit Lake Kawaguchiko at the base of Mount Fuji, surrounded by crimson trees. It is extremely serene.
Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth and enjoys spring in October. The winters are over and in spring, the season of wildflowers begins. Blooms decorate the fields and gardens and flower festivals are held nationwide. It is also a great time to spot wildlife; Kangaroo babies begin to emerge from the pouch and explore the world on their own. Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Canberra have perfect conditions that are ideal for city sightseeing. Well, they have lovely beaches to enjoy also. The Northern Territory is a good option too, as there are attractions like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon. October is a good time to visit all around Australia.
The world is gorgeous in autumn and making a short list of popular fall destinations around the world is definitely difficult. These locations are the best of the best among fall destinations. Well, places in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, many European countries, Japan, China, and even Kashmir in India, experience spectacular autumn. The experiences of traveling in autumn are everlasting.
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