5 Beautiful Fall Foliage Destinations Around the World

The rustle of fallen leaves reminds us, yet again, of the world’s awe-inspiring natural beauty. One doesn’t need to be a die-hard fan of the season to marvel at the many shades of red and yellow that tree crowns are taking on these days. Warm up with a delicious cup of Joe (a pumpkin spice latte, if you must), go apple picking, bring out your Halloween decorations, take a walk in the forest and embrace the coziness of autumn and beautiful fall destinations around the world.

1. Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

With its fairy tale castles, tiny historic towns, lush vineyards, and alluring lowlands (Rhine and Moselle river valleys), Rhineland-Palatinate is befittingly nicknamed “Romantic Germany” – and what better place to admire the foliage than in and around Germany’s dreamiest area? The charming state is located in the west, bordering on three countries at once – France, Belgium, and Luxembourg – and serves as a perfect starting point for a longer travel route.

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2. Napa Valley, US

Napa Valley is synonymous with fine wine and holds the title of Great Wine Capital, one of only a handful in the world. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine that the opulent Californian vineyards are a sight to behold come autumn – and the inevitable wine tasting comes as a pleasant bonus.

3. Kilkenny, Ireland

The medieval city of Kilkenny dates back hundreds of years, flawlessly blending rich historic and cultural heritage with modernity. Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s most sought-after destinations, a vibrant city set against the backdrop of unspoiled landscapes. Coming here isn’t restricted to fall alone – there is plenty of solid entertainment, good shopping and fine dining to be had all year round.

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4. Sedona, Arizona

Find your inner balance amongst Sedona’s magnificent red rocks that aim skywards from the virgin Earth, overflown by translucent natural streams. The place has been a major traveler draw for centuries, and remains attractive to those looking for peaceful retreats and outdoor recreation.

5. Bergerac, France

Bergerac, in the heart of the Périgord Dordogne region, is a compact ancient city characterized by elegant medieval and Renaissance architecture. Gourmet restaurants, street entertainment and the fact that the whole city can be explored on foot are all parts of its charm. Bergerac is renowned for its wine, and a short trip to the outskirts of the city reveals a landscape of vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest vintages.

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