Here’s a look at where to admire fall foliage that will take your breath away.
Summer came and went, and while the people who cling to the #lovesummer #hateeverythingelse banner can’t stand the idea of putting away their swimsuits and light clothes, others can’t wait to bulk up in coats and sweaters. Every season has its perks: summer is the season of swimming in crystal blue water, beach parties, and lightness—not only in your wardrobe but also as a state of mind. Fall, of course, brings more responsibilities and a return to the everyday routine. However, you can enjoy it all armed with tea and hot chocolate, and–most importantly–while admiring the bewitching beauty of the warm, golden colors that characterize the season.
If you’re a fan of autumn, here are fifteen places you can go to admire breathtaking foliage.
When the leaves start turning gold, Amsterdam’s canals and bicycles become even more beautiful.
When autumn arrives in the Eternal City, everything, from the monuments to the ruins, shines in a different light. Even the Tiber looks happy framed by the red and ochre leaves.
3. New England
Autumn unleashes all of New England’s splendor, creating an appealingly melancholic atmosphere.
Boston is also one of the best places to admire fall foliage as the city seems to emulate every hue on a painter’s palette. The Prudential Tower and other skyscrapers poking out above the tree line add the final touch to the panorama.
Berlin, with its sharp contours, also becomes warm and welcoming when adorned with the season’s typical earth tones.
The Thames River, a shroud of fog, and the red and gold leaves are the perfect setting for a stroll around London.
Even though everyone the cherry trees seem to get all the love, the warm golden colors of autumn add their own particular charm to the Japanese trees.
8. Lake Como
There’s no better place than this northern Italian lake to immerse yourself in the fall atmosphere.
Florence is nothing less than a giant open-air museum. You might think it couldn’t possibly be any more beautiful when adorned with the golden hues of the leaves of the Gingko trees, it is.
10. New York
Autumn in New York is not just the tearjerker starring Winona Ryder and Richard Gere—it’s also a time of year when New York will leave you speechless.
11. Ulysses, NY
Fall has something in store for you if you take a trip upstate: the pristine nature of Ulysses, adorned with yellow hues, is extraordinarily photogenic.
Driving around immersed in the pure gold leaves will feel like a dream.
Paris never goes out of style. The Eiffel Tower, the bright red leaves, romanticism in its purest form—need we say more?
Milan also puts on a great display, carpeted by leaves that perfectly match the vintage trams.