Sweater weather is truly upon us and that means landscapes are bursting with orange and red hues. Fall is a great time to travel as prices have dropped since the summer demand, the weather is a few degrees cooler and destinations aren’t packed with tourists.
So with all of this, why not use the time to travel somewhere scenic, beautiful and quiet for a short fall break to help cure the summer blues? These places are heavily underrated and promise to give you that refreshing and memorable vacation you were longing for.
The central Austrian village boasts panoramic views across the Austrian alps which is preparing to get a huge amount of snowfall for the skiing months. During the lead up to winter, the landscapes are stunning and promise some unforgettable photos. Hiking, biking and swimming around the gorgeous lake, Hallstätter See, are among the popular activities for this time of year.
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Leafy North Carolina has some of the most beautiful landscapes during fall time. For golf lovers, Pinehurst golf club is renowned for having one of the best golf courses in the world. The resort has hosted the US Open, Ryder Cup, and PGA Championship.
Anderson, South Carolina
Anderson is a coastal town that borders Georgia and is a boating haven. Sail down Lake Hartwell and take in the vibrant auburn shores in fall time. With many quaint inns to choose from, you won’t be disappointed with this scenic location.
Halle is a charming town German city known for its hilltop zoo and the Händel-Haus. The city hosts a two-week music festival each year, paying homage to Händel. There are also plenty of museums, Germany’s oldest chocolate factor and Gothic bell tower Roter Turm.
Culebra, Puerto Rico
For those looking for an extension of summer, Culebra promises crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches and tropical forests. Expect to see exotic wildlife and take advantage of the pristine waters by taking part in windsurfing, diving and relaxing on a sun lounger.
The city in Japan has over 2,000 natural hot springs, surrounded by burnt orange foliage, making for beautiful scenery and an alternative experience in Japan.
For some of the most spectacular North American fall landscapes, Regina is the best place to visit. Visitors can take it all in from the Wascana Centre, one of the largest parks in North America.
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