As the weather gets colder, people tend to start planning for vacation to a much warmer place. This year though, you should think about going someplace where autumn still feels like autumn but you you will get a better sight than anything you could find at home. Autumn has the richest colors and it loves to show them off. From Japan to the Swiss Alps, you will find so much breathtaking scenery you won't know what to do with yourself! Here are just a few of the many wonderful places around the world that you should visit this fall.
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A scenic drive to this chestnut forest is best in the fall. All the colors of the season are in one place when you visit Spain!
French River, PEI
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Get a great view of New London Bay from this small fishing village, which appears in many of the paintings and pictures of the island.
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC
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You can soak up all the autumn colors in one place when you visit Vancouver's Botanical Gardens. Check out the Meadow Garden and the fiery red Japanese maples!
Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
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The Forest of Dean is more than 110 square km of mixed woodland and one of the surviving ancient woodlands of England. In 1327, the forest covered the royal demesne and parishes but now only covers the royal demesne.
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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The southern ranges of the Swiss Alps are shared with countries like France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. The Swiss Alps make up all the mountains of Switzerland over 2000 meters above sea level and almost all of the highest mountains of the Alps including Monte Rosa, the Dom, the Lyskamm, the Weisshorn, and the Matterhorn.
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Lake Lucerne is within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps. One of the city's most famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, which was built in the 14th century and is made of wood.
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Nara is home to temples and artwork dating back to the 8th century, when it was Japan’s capital. You can see deer freely roam the park where you will find the Todai-ji temple. A 15 meter-high bronze Buddha is on display in the hall and has over 3,000 lanterns.
Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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The Forbes Family lived in the castle for 350 years until 1963; now it's in the belonging of the National Trust for Scotland.There, you can see the rolling foothills of the Grampain Mountains, which makes it feel like you're standing in a fairy tale.
Vineyards of Montefalco, Umbria, Italy
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You can't go to Italy without seeing one of their many vineyards. Umbria is known as "Italy's green heart" and neighbors Tuscany! There are 74 wineries and vineyards along the Sagrantino wine trail where winemakers since 1981 have been making their wines known around the world!
Azalea and Rhododendron Park, Kromlau, Germany
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The landscaped park is 200 acres and was built in the 19th century. It's just a short walk to paradise.
Autumn Pond, Krakov, Poland
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Krakov is in the southern part of Poland on the Vistula River in a valley of the Carpathian Mountains between the Jurassic Rock Upland and the Tatra Mountains. The cityscape covers various styles throughout history but when you need to get away within the city, there are five nature reserves you can escape to.
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Stowe is in a valley between Mount Mansfield, the Green Mountains, and the Worcester Range. This makes a perfectly scenic experience for the arts and crafts shows and balloon festival held in the town. A weekend-long British Invasion event is also held during the third week every year in September.
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
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The Berkshires are bordered by the Taconic Mountains, the valleys of the Hoosic and Housatonic River, the Hudson Highlands, and the Metacomet Ridge. They are filled with hills and peaks and river valleys.
Yosemite National Park, California
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This park covers 747,956 acres and is home to incredible granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, and giant sequoia groves all for the viewing of the 3.7 million people who visit each year.
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
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This palace has 1,441 rooms! It is one of the most important monuments in Austria architecturally, culturally, and historically. The palace and its gardens have a history of over 300 years that reflects many of the Habsburg monarchs.