When you think of insanely gorgeous foliage, and some pretty cool travel adventures, cultural excursions, and culinary experiences, too. So if you thought your travels ended when summer did, think again., your mind probably jumps to . True, it boasts some of the best in the United States, but there are several other spots around the world that are also home to
And, just to make things a little easier, there's a hotel recommendation with every spot. Now you have no excuse not to plan a trip. Ahead, take a tour of the twenty four most beautiful fall scenery around the world.
Aspen is beautifully no matter what time of year you visit, but fall is particularly breathtaking thanks to its namesake, the Aspen Trees. Their golden glow is truly magical. And fun fact: They're the largest living organisms on earth.
Tokyo feels even more magical when the the leaves turn red, matching the red pagodas.
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
It doesn't get any more scenic than Vermont in autumn. Sign us up for all the foliage and all the syrup, please and thank you.
If you ever wanted to experience a storybook come to life, this is it. Bonus: There's beer, pretzels, and black forest cake aplenty.
California might be the last place you'd think about going to see the leaves change, but hear us out. Seeing leaves changing on the trees in New England is classic, but seeing all the fall colors on the vineyards is something seriously special. Bonus? Hotels, like the ultra-luxe Meadwood resort, are much less expensive in wine country's off-season.
Meadwood Napa Valley
Known as the Venice of the north, Bruges is a enchanting fall destination with quiet, romantic canals winding throughout the city.
Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce
Just north of the heart of Seoul, you'll find Bukhansan National Park. This leafy gem is densely packed with trees of every color during the fall.
Glad Live Gangnam
Wine tasting with a side of fall foliage? A million times yes.
Castiglion Del Bosco
The juxtaposition between the snow-covered rocks jutting up behind the foliage makes Patagonia a particularly unique place to take in fall scenery. It's right on the border between Chile and Argentina.
Devil's Bridge in the Bulgarian countryside truly looks like something out of a storybook. Nestled inn the Rhodope Mountains over the Arda river, it dates all the way back to the ancient Ottoman Empire. It's pretty remote but worth the trek if you're staying in Plovdiv. It got it's name from dark lore, which to this day prevents manny locals from crossing it at night (the perfect Halloween dare, if you ask us).
Landmark Creek Hotel
Check off two bucket list items in one trip: seeing the Northern Lights and the fall foliage.
Kyoto may be know for its bamboo forrest and cherry blossoms, but it's Diago Ji temple is also a beautiful sight to see when shrouded in yellow, orange, and red leaves.
Scotland is gorgeous any time of year, but it's simultaneously eerie and ethereal in the fall. You'll feel as though you're living in Outlander.
Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park is full of natural treasures. For vibrant colors, go check out the emerald lake during the fall. And don't forget to pack a suit for the hot springs.
Fairmont Banff Springs
We didn't think it was possible for the City of Love to get anymore romantic, but mais oui, it absolutely is when you see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Seine framed in rich fall hues.
Hotel de Crillon
You could leave the city for a glimpse of stunning foliage — or you could just head to Central Park. The changing trees are particularly awe-inspiring in contrast with the city's skyscrapers.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Inside the Jiuzhaigou National Park in the Sichuan Province of China, you'll find crystal clear turquoise lakes and hot springs, making the colorful fall foliage even more vibrant. It's the perfect travel destination for nature lovers.
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
Going to Prague in the fall is like traveling to another to more magical realm—or at least another time.
The Emblem Hotel
Virginia's Shenandoah Valley provides a myriad of colors and views for days. If a fall foliage road trip sounds like your jam, this is the spot to do it.
Hampton Inn Salem
The elaborate and whimsical palaces and churches of St. Petersburg look even more regals glowing in the fall light.
In the summertime, Croatia is known for its beachside bliss, island hopping, and coastal cities with rich cultural histories. But peel away from the seaside and head inland to the woodsy Plitvice Lakes during the fall and you'll find jaw-dropping panoramas of waterfalls covered in colorful leaves.
Want to go somewhere spooky for Halloween? There's no better place than Sleepy Hollow. And it's an easy day trip to take from New York City, just about an hour drive north.
Crabtree's Kittle Restaurant & Inn
Amsterdam is a mecca for art, culture, and fun. And while there are endless cultural excursions to enjoy, the fall is a beautiful time to get lost wandering up and down the streets along the canal.
If you're waiting for snow to visit Alaska, consider changing your game plan. Denali National Park is bursting with color (and not to mention more than 200 species of animals) come autumn, making it a photographer's dream.
McKinley Chalet Resort