The Best European Cities for Fall Travel
Cooler days and crimson hues have us craving a fall weekend getaway. What better way to admire the beautiful foliage than a visit to one of Europe’s stunning city centers? From a classic autumn in Paris to Prague’s cozy fare, you can’t go wrong visiting these cities in the fall.
There is rarely a bad time to visit the city of Paris, but it’s truly breathtaking in the fall. Take in the beautiful foliage with a stroll around Jardin du Luxembourg and enjoy a coffee outside at a nearby café. Stay at the Hotel d’Aubusson, a former 17th century mansion in Saint Germain des Pres and walk to all the best museums and art galleries.
Known as a layover city, London is so much more than a pit stop. With over 300 museums and a dozen plus parks, there are endless ways to enjoy the fall colors. Join the Royal Parks Walk, a tour of the city’s five main parks. After a day of walking, duck into a cozy pub like The Spaniards Inn. Take a seat in one of their comfy leather chairs, order their famous roast and snuggle up by the open fire.
With temperatures hovering around 65 degrees, Dubrovnik is the perfect spot to comfortably enjoy autumn’s beautiful weather. Spend your time in Old Town, the city’s cultural center, which is filled with baroque churches and aristocratic palaces. Stay at the Pucic Palace, a 17th century building overlooking the main square in Old Town, where the rooms are filled with antiques and views of the city.
This city is known for its leaves turning shades of gold, bronze and crimson. One of the best places to take in fall’s beauty is at the Royal Botanical Garden. Rest your head in Old Town at the Witchery by the Castle, which features nine Gothic-style suites tucked into two buildings that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Enjoy the hotel’s candle-lit restaurant, one of the best in town.
Prague, Czech Republic
With warm days that last through September, Prague is filled with a golden light that is perfect for admiring the fall foliage. End your day with some traditional Czech fare, cabbage, pork, potatoes and beer. Stay at the Romantik Hotel U Raka, which is made up of two farm buildings that date back to 1794. Inside you will find the original wood beam ceilings and open hearths in the rooms.