Summer is coming to an end and we know there’s some of you who are dreading the impending sweater weather. It’s not all bad news though… There’s nothing better than spending your next vacation tucked in a cozy cabin with hot chocolate, sights of rusted leaves, sapphire lakes and mountain alps. So, we’ve rounded up nine of the best places to enjoy bold autumn colours as the season slowly creeps in.
If there’s one notable thing Aspen’s known for, it’s skiing. But, before the ski season sets in, Aspen is a beautiful place to watch sun-loving deciduous trees turn the perfect yellow-gold. Named after its gorgeous aspen trees, Aspen glows breathtakingly during autumn with its picturesque mountain view.
The ancient imperial capital of Japan takes you back in time to a bygone era with its breathtaking temples and shrines, traditions and customs, cuisine, and craftsmanship that have influenced all corners of Japan. Most people visit Kyoto for its bamboo forest and cherry blossoms, but the sublime landscape of shrouded trees in yellow, orang and red leaves is unbeatable.
Lake Tahoe, USA
Dubbed as North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe is made for hardcore and low-key adventure junkies. Lake Tahoe offers plenty of fun and relaxation with its 300-plus days of sunshine, local attractions, shopping, food, and 72 miles of sapphire blue shoreline. Dotted with mountain terrain and lushes trees, it’s the perfect place to visit to see autumn foliage and do year-round leisure pursuits.
Scattered with medieval architecture, charming streets, and stunning sights including Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, and more, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Edinburgh. While the city’s historical landmarks and natural beauty are deserving of your attention, the stunning foliage that occurs during autumn is hard to miss. It’s one of the most beautiful cities to explore during this time of year.
Described as one of the best places to travel, Vermont has a breathtaking panoramic view of the woods, mountains, and brilliant blue lakes. If you’re into maple syrup, beers, dairy products, and flannels, then this is the best place to be.
Think cozy taverns, half-timbered homes, cobblestone streets, picturesque churches, wrought-iron signs – this place is a bit like flipping through the pages of a storybook. Backed by the Alps, outdoor activities, beer, pretzels, and black forest cake, it doesn’t get any better than spending autumn here.
A 500-year-old lemon farm, sprawling villas, mountainous landscapes, cypress trees, olive groves, wineries, and golden wheatfields – Tuscany is a beautiful place straight out of a Renaissance masterpiece. Plus, who doesn’t love wine tasting with a side of fall foliage?
Whether you’re sightseeing waterfalls, visiting lava caves, relaxing in a hot spring river, seeing the Northern Lights, or splurging on a platter of seafood – Husafell, Iceland will fuel a lifetime of vacations. And this place looks spectacular when it’s dressed in fall colours.
The Canadian Rockies span more than 1,000 miles across two provinces: British Columbia and Alberta. With everything from sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and kayaking – Alberta is the perfect getaway packed with sights and attractions. With awe-inspiring mountain peaks, crystalline lakes, big trees, and vibrant wildlife, Alberta is 100 percent a top destination for autumn foliage.