Autumn's crisp air and intense colors inspire us to embrace the outdoors. Cooler weather makes it an ideal time to take a hike or plan a road trip to admire the fall foliage. It’s also the perfect time to escape the crowds and truly enjoy yourself. Here are five amazing destinations you should consider adding to your next fall getaway.
There is an unmistakable spirit that embodies France. Fall in love - PUN intended! with the scenery, the atmosphere and the overall character of the country. The best things to do during the autumn in France are usually outside of the urban centers; discover the beautiful towns of Aveyron and the charms of Le Touquet. On the third Thursday of November every year everyone celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau day. Beaujolais Nouveau is from, Beaujolais, and is the first wine released after the season’s harvest. Also, museums remain open and don’t have as many tourists, making them perfect for exploring!
Greece during the fall is a magical place. Crowds thin out and temperatures stay warm without it being too hot, making it a great a time to explore the streets. While the summer means big crowds on the beaches, in autumn, you can often enjoy the perfect stretches of sand of Platys Gialos or Perissa all to yourself. Greece is also a hiker’s paradise, with 80 percent of its terrain covered with hills and mountains.
During autumn, Scotland’s countryside is blazing with autumnal colors and the skies have a marvelous purple and orange tone. Enjoy walks through multi-colored landscapes against a backdrop of red, gold, and amber. Explore the Big Tree Country, Perthshire, home to the highest hedge in the world standing at 30 meters tall! After a day exploring your wonderful surroundings, you can indulge in some amazing local produce such as apples, pears, lamb, and oysters from the autumn harvest.
The temperatures in autumn in China are milder without the extremes you can experience in winter and summertime, and without the humidity you can experience in the spring. You can spend a great deal of time outdoors and still be very comfortable, making it the ideal time for sightseeing places such as the Great Wall. Depending on where you are, you can see some leaves changing color. Gingko trees are especially beautiful in the fall; the leaves turn bright gold! Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a tribute to fall itself, celebrating the full harvest moon with mooncakes.
Explore cities such as Madrid and Salamanca that are usually unbearably hot in summer and also some of the coldest in the winter. The weather gets steadily cooler during the end of September and into October. Catch the Bienal de Flamenco, Spain's biggest flamenco festival! Also if you are a movie fanatic, there are several film festivals that are held around the country. Autumn is also the perfect time to explore the vineyards of Spain’s famous winemaking region, La Rioja. The harvest will have just taken place and the vines will be turning a host of beautiful autumnal shades.
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