The summer is over, and everyone else is going back to work or school. But for some people, the fall season is even better than summer to pack their bags, book flights, explore the world, and have some fun. The chill in the air makes fall a good time to take a road trip, attend some festivals, and travel internationally. Here we take a look at the top 10 best fall travel destinations of this year.
These are the best fall travel destinations
The awesome folks at CNN have published a list of the best fall travel destinations that you’d want to visit this autumn. All of these destinations are ideal for visiting in October. Several cities around the world host mega events and festivals to attract travelers. The ranking below is based on CNN’s research and analysis.
Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, and it’s one of the best cities to live. It also has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. Melbourne is synonymous with beautiful beaches, a vibrant nightlife, and year-round cultural activities. If you want to visit Melbourne this fall, don’t miss the prestigious horse-racing event Melbourne Cup, which will be held on November 5th this year.
The Cayman Islands are one of the best fall travel destinations. This group of tiny islands in the Caribbean Sea is an offshore tax haven. But you’d want to be there this fall because of the Pirates Week Festival to enjoy street dances, fireworks, and all things pirate, says CNN.
If you are a big football fan, the football season would make you want to tailgate to enjoy the spirit of the game and bring out your party instincts. You don’t have to attend the games to indulge in tailgating. Most tailgate events happen on Saturdays in the parking lots outside football stadiums.
Lake Malawi is one of the world’s largest and deepest lakes. The annual Lake of Stars music festival on the shores of Lake Malawi has become one of the most popular music events in Africa. But you don’t have much time to plan and book tickets because the festival will be held between Sept 27-29 this year. If you can make it there, have fun dancing to the tunes of African music under starry skies.
India has much more to offer than just spiritual ashrams, Goa, and the Taj Mahal. The main reason you should visit India this fall is the Hindu festival of Diwali, which falls on October 27 this year. The festivities go on for several days with fireworks, candle lights, and cultural activities.
It’s the fall season in the US, but seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are reversed. It means you can still catch the ski season, which is nearing its end, allowing you to get hotels, food, and activities at low prices.
Book a flight to Moscow to witness the red and golden hues of the fall season. There are several places in the US and other countries where you can enjoy looking at trees “filled with russet, scarlet and golden leaves.” But Moscow has some pretty good spots for autumn hues. Several parks and royal estates have been transformed into public parks, meaning there are tons of photogenic spots to click Insta-worthy pictures.
The ABC islands
The Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao islands in the Caribbean sea have some beautiful sandy beaches with blue waters. They are among the best fall travel destinations because there is far less crowd than during the peak season. It also means that you could get attractive hotel rates. But you are advised to take travel insurance because it’s also the time for hurricanes in the Caribbean.
British Columbia, Canada
Canada is one of the most travel-friendly countries in the world, attracting more than 21 million tourists every year. The fall season is the best time to visit British Columbia if you want to spot grizzly bears, says CNN. The grizzly bears are shy around humans for most of the year. The autumn brings them out to the rivers and streams.
Germany generated more than $43 billion in revenue from tourism last year. The annual Munich Oktoberfest is one of the biggest folk festivals in the world. The Oktoberfest is being held between Sept.21 and Oct.06 this year. Millions of tourists from across the globe flock to Munich to enjoy beer and have the fun of a lifetime.
So what are you waiting for? Talk to your travel buddies and plan a trip to one of these destinations.