Traveling in the fall usually means better deals for everything from accommodations to tours to plane tickets, shorter lines, fewer crowds, and cooler weather – along with breathtaking images of autumn foliage. Several people believe that it’s the very best time of year to travel. If you’re thinking about traveling, these cities are some of the best to explore in autumn.
Even though temperature in Morocco is hot during summer, it’s a peak season for tourists. Especially Europeans in search of warmer temperatures, winter brings another rush of visitors. In between, fall offers cheaper cost and more warm weather – expect highs of 70 in September and 60 in October in Marrakesh. Also, visit the blue city of Chefchaouen and enjoy a camel trek in the Sahara now that the heat is dwindling, and don’t miss getting lost at the city’s atmospheric Medina.
Drive the 56-mile through the Fagaras Mountains, which is the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians that has over 20 peaks rising more than 8,000 feet, and it’s known for its hairpin curves and breathtaking views of beautiful autumn foliage. Transylvania is famous and it is steeped in legend and great imagery of medieval castles and misty moonlight.
The city is home to numerous scenic parks that become even more beautiful this time of year. As the woodland areas take on new life, leaves begin to transform, Oslo is an ideal place for evening walks or foraging excursions while there is still quite a bit of daylight. The Vigeland Sculpture Park and Akershus Fortress make for a remarkably picturesque background on a sunny fall day or walk outside the city to Oslomarka Forest where you will get a chance to view some of the nation’s most lively autumn foliage.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fall offers a breather from crowds and expensive room rates in between the peak summer and winter ski seasons. Spanish, Mexican, and Pueblo: Santa Fe attracts from all these cultures, and they’re intertwined throughout the city’s world-class dining, art scenes, and shopping. And not forgetting the late September’s Wine & Chile Fiesta.
Outdoorsy types will find rafting, hiking, and biking in the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Remember to carry a coat – even though the highs are in the mid-60s in October, lows drop into the mid-30s.
Aspen still isn’t a budget location at this time, but lodging is much more reasonable, and the ordinarily expensive restaurants offer some compelling dinner specials. This winter famous destination for the rich and famous is much less packed in early autumn. Skiing is off the table, but world-class rafting and hiking are among the outdoor activities that remain.
As autumn rolls in, it’s the ideal time to get away. Fall is usually the time when adults get back to work, and kids head to school, meaning, it is the perfect time to travel, with fewer crowds, and lower prices and as well as warm temperatures at many favorite vacation destinations.