|You feel a slight chill in the air. Everyone appears to be drinking pumpkin spice lattes and wearing sweaters. This can only mean thing: autumn has arrived.
There’s nothing better in the fall than visiting some of the many surprising and beautiful locations around the world to view the gorgeous and vibrant autumn colors. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Fragrant Hills, Beijing, China
Located at the foot of the Western Mountains near Beijing, Fragrant Hills is an imperial garden known for its pine forest, hills with maple trees, smoke trees, and persimmon trees. Popular with both tourists and locals alike, Fragrant Hills invites visitors to wander along trails which wind through well-manicured buildings and traditional buildings.
Where to stay: Park Plaza Beijing Science Park
Hraunfossar Waterfalls, Husafell, Iceland
Tucked away on an island away from the rest of the world, Iceland has an otherworldly beauty that truly must be seen to be believed. Hraunfossar Waterfalls, located just a short drive from Reykjavík, is a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets. Brightly colored bushy trees surround the waterfalls with hues of red, orange and yellow.
Where to stay: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
While Bavaria may best be known for Oktoberfest, the vibrant, autumnal colors that surround Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria are just as much of a reason to visit. Located on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein Castle is encompassed in illustrious and colorful topiary.
Where to stay: Park Inn by Radisson Neumarkt
Summer Garden, St. Petersburg, Russia
Built in the early 1700s, the Summer Garden is located on an island between the Fontanka, Moika, and the Swan Canal in St. Petersburg. The alluring garden is best known for its paths which are lined with many allegorical marble sculptures, as well as its golden foliage. A romantic walk along the charming river walkway is a must-do for any couples visiting St. Petersburg.
Where to stay: Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg
White Mountains, New Hampshire, U.S.
There’s a very good reason why New England is a magnet for visitors from around the world every fall: its fall colors are unrivaled. One of the most compelling places to view New England’s autumnal beauty in all its splendor are the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Forming part of the northern Appalachian Mountains, the White Mountains stretch from New Hampshire to western Maine, and offer many opportunities to view fall foliage for both hikers and drivers alike.
Where to stay: Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown