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22 Best Fall Destinations in America and Around the World

September 21, 2021

From New Orleans to Kyoto to Tuscany, find out where you need to be to experience the best autumnal color, food and events this fall.

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Fall Around the World

While the iconic colors of New England and the Blue Ridge Parkway may be more familiar to leaf peepers, harvest festival fans and apple picking devotees in America, there are amazing spots around the globe to enjoy the spectacular change of seasons. International travelers will also experience milder weather, fewer crowds (and ergo, shorter lines) as well as lower hotel prices and airfares in the fall. Read on for Travel Channel's picks of some amazing fall destinations to experience, whether you are traveling this fall or planning an autumn getaway next year.

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Photo: Apple Pie Trail

Apple Pie Trail, Ontario, Canada

When autumn arrives, apples are the undisputed star. Nothing quite compares with a trip to a local orchard or farmers’ market where you can find fresh-picked fruit that’s juicy, crunchy and just plain wonderful. And there's a travel destination centered on the allure of the apple: Ontario, Canada's Apple Pie Trail. The self-guided trail winds through multiple cities along the South Georgian Bay region of Ontario and features restaurants where you can stop in for a bite of something apple-based, cideries, shops, wineries specializing in apple ice wine and 28 local orchards.

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Bavaria, Germany

Fall color ignites this stunning landscape on Bavaria's river Main, with a view of castle Festung Marienberg in the distance. Bavaria comes alive in fall, when an already scenic section of Germany plays host to Oktoberfest, autumn festivals and fairs. And mild temperatures mean autumn is also a great time to experience the beauty of Bavaria's outdoors with copious scenic hiking trails, walking and mountain biking opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Pennsylvania Dutch Country, better known as Lancaster, Pennysylvania, is an idyllic place to visit during the harvest season. There are apple orchards ripe for the picking, corn mazes that hearken back to a simpler time and farmers' markets bursting with homemade baked goods and fresh produce. Just 30 minutes northeast, you’ll find “Antiques Capital, U.S.A.” in Adamstown, home to over 3,000 antique dealers, traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and, of course, that Amish charm.

Set in Lancaster County’s Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Verdant View Farm is a fourth-generation working farm with cows, goats and chickens that offers guided tours and even a bed and breakfast to give visitors a taste of farm life.

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