In the USA
Fall is a staple in the United States, and for a good reason! All of the northern states have something to offer during this season, from epic fall colors to festivals and harvests. It is the perfect time to get out there and explore some of America’s most historically important towns because they won’t look better than they do in fall:
Boston played a critical part in American history and is today a beautiful town that is best known for being the home of Harvard University. Its old streets and beautiful mix of architecture make this town a perfect destination for any fall vacation. There are museums, parks, Fenway Park for baseball, and even the awesome Mapparium.
Like Boston, Philadelphia is critical to our history. It is where the Constitution was signed and where you can see the Liberty Bell. Regarding the town itself, it is absolutely charming in any season and truly comes alive under the fall coloring. Enjoy a traditional Philadelphia steak sandwich, peruse through American history, and of course partake in all the fall festivities.
Outside the USA
For those who want to go a bit further than their own backyard, there are plenty of European cities where you can see the beauty of fall and enjoy history and culture all at the same time. The top two on our list are:
London is a magical place for the fall season, and with its milder temperatures, you can expect warmer weather and prolonged fall foliage as well. Once there, you can enjoy the city in its full glory, wrapped up in the warm fall colors that make every landmark simply pop. Fill your days with markets, museums, and eclectic cafes and pubs. Then, for the night, book a night at the theater. From small-time productions that are very affordable to the biggest children’s musicals London like Wicket or the Lion King, there is no shortage of plays and musicals to enjoy.
The City of Love is a magical place any time of the year, but with its massive, ancient trees and picturesque parks dotted around French architecture, there is probably no better time to visit. The weather is cool, but not wet, and there are typically fewer tourists during this time.
Combined, this is the perfect destination for families and couples alike who want to explore this ancient French city.
Whether you go somewhere local, or somewhere overseas, just remember to pick the places that embody fall the most. The dead of winter is when it’s time to go for a break in the sun, but fall is when you go for the color and festivities.