As the weather and leaves change, football season begins, and pumpkins make their way onto front porches, we welcome Fall with open arms. Here in Southern California, however, we don’t always see as much of fall as we would like… so we’re dreaming of orange blanketed parks, quilted coats, and places where we can pick apples. These are the destinations that on our ours – and should be on your fall travel list:
Get out of town and country by heading for this charming Canadian city full of French influence. Sip lattes at sidewalk cafés, take in city & foliage views at the many parks, and stay at one of the Leading Hotels of the World within a historical mansion at Le Mount Stephen. After a day full of fall exploring, order a Golden Square Mile Sour or Lady George No. 1 at the hotel’s Bar George.
Napa Valley, California
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Fall in Napa Valley is romantic and beautiful. Escape the summer crowds with a weekend getaway this fall to wine country and pay a visit to some of our favorite spots. What’s more quintessential of a relaxing fall weekend than sipping a Cabernet, looking out onto rolling vineyards under red & orange colored trees?
With our editor in chief’s recent move to the mile-high city, we can’t wait to visit! In fall, the already naturally beautiful city boasts incomparable fall foliage. Plus, you can hike straight through it and find yourself in the middle of nature without a city building in sight.
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The summer months can be incredibly hot in China, but now that it has considerably cooled down, fall is the perfect time to visit! Stay at another member of the Leading Hotels of the World – the just-opened Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li – to take in views of the city’s skyscrapers and dine at three-Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant, Le Comptoir. If you’re looking for the ultimate far off location and cultural experience, this is it.
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Like Shanghai, Venice is more than a weekend getaway, but can’t be overlooked as a place to visit this fall. The tourists clear the city but the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy a gondola ride through the canals and wander the cobblestone streets. Up the luxury even more so with a stay at Palazzo Venart Luxury hotel, one of the Leading Hotels of the World .
Photo via KJP
Boston is one of our favorite cities in all the U.S. but it is especially charming during fall. Pretend you are back at school on Harvard’s campus, get your historical fix at Plymouth rock, go on a graveyard ghost tour at night, and eat bowl after bowl of clam chowder. You’ll never run out of things to do or sights to see!
If you’re in SoCal, you don’t have to go too far to get your apple picking fix (yay!). Julian is just an hour or so Northeast of San Diego, but it feels like you’ve left the state completely. This old miner’s town is known for their quaint character and delicious pie, and there isn’t a better time to visit! Make a stop at one of the few apple farms to fill up a bucket and don’t leave town without a stop at Julian Cider Mill!
Looking for more travel inspiration? We’re still making our way through last year’s list too! Where are your favorite places to visit during fall?