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August 2019

Top Travel Destinations for Fall 2019

The best cities to go to in autumn

As summer comes to a close and children start heading back to school, wanderlusters can take part in great travel deals. Fall is an ideal time to travel as the season is situated between the busy periods of summer and the winter holidays. Autumn is also one of the most beautiful seasons to experience nature. In this post, we’ll take a look at some wonderful travel destinations for the fall of 2019.

Kyoto, Japan

While the springtime blooming of the cherry blossoms is perhaps the most famous of Japan’s natural offerings, fall is a good time to visit as well. The leaves of the country start turning to red (they call this color change koyo or momiji). It begins as early as mid-September in Hokkaido to the north, while the majority of the country should see the festive foliage sometime around mid-October. Kyoto is a particularly great place to check out this phenomenon, as the cultural city is full of temples against the grandeur of nature.

Beijing, China

One of the most celebrated holidays in Chinese culture is the Mid-Autumn Festival, which takes place this year on the 13th of September. This festival celebrates the moon and the harvest, and beautiful glowing lanterns and delicious foods can be found during this event. The moon cake, a sweet cake traditionally made with lotus and/or red bean paste, is the most revered of food items. Today, you can find such delicacies in cities around the world.

San Francisco, United States

Many visitors to San Francisco are shocked to discover that the city is not normally warm like in movie depictions of California. In fact, the city is often chilly to cold, blanketed by the omnipresent fog that seems more creature than cloud (the locals call him Karl). All this, however, changes in September, the warmest month in San Francisco. The city features what many call “Indian summers”, in which the fall is the hottest season of the year. This pretty much assures you a great fall photo next to the epic Golden Gate Bridge.

Montréal, Canada

Montréal was once the economic powerhouse of Canada until it was overtaken in prowess by Toronto in the 1970s. Still, it’s a populous and vibrant city of culture and cuisine, a slice of French inspiration in North America. It’s also host to beautiful colors in the fall as the foliage color change attracts many a tourist. For more cultural history, Québec City nearby showcases a beautiful historic town center that is also popular with visitors.

Laubach, Germany

With the arrival of autumn comes also the arrival of bushels upon bushels of apples in Germany. Apple harvests are traditionally in the months of September and October. Lovers of apples and blissful countrysides ought to check out the town of Laubach (population: ~10,000) just outside of Frankfurt. From August 23-25, 2019, visitors can partake in the Annual Blues and Apple Festival of Laubach. Participants can later stay and enjoy the town’s health resort after filling up on apple delights.

London, England

Looking for a different experience? Sometimes wet weather can set a beautiful ambience if that’s what you’re into. If so, London in the rain can be a spectacular sight. October is the city’s wettest month during which London receives an average of 71mm of rain. Stay cozy with a hot buttered sherry indoors or go traipsing around in the puddles in a pair of Wellies.

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