As we say goodbye to summer, we welcome a season of pumpkin spiced lattes, cosy knitwear and the changing coloured leaves. While Kenwood Travel offers a chance to bask in the sunshine all year round, we also want to offer an opportunity to celebrate the best parts of every season. So, whether your dream Autumn holiday is snuggling up by the fire or walking through the magical red and golden leaves, here are our top picks for places to visit this Fall.
A room with a view in New York City
The best place to start your autumn holiday in New York is, of course, the iconic Central Park. Every turn reveals an enchanting view, whether you’re exploring woodland of the Ramble or strolling along the Lake. Another great place to visit during the autumn time is the Riverside Park, located just 10 minutes away from Central Park. This historic park offers some of the best views of the Hudson River and a more local feel. To really immerse yourself in the New York autumn foliage, book a room with a view at one of the park-facing hotels, like the Mandarin Oriental New York on Columbus Circus. This New York hotel offers Central Park View rooms and suites, so you can wake up to a gorgeous morning autumn sight.
A storybook walk along the streets of Reykjavik
Reykjavik is one of the most verdant capitals in Europe, making it the ideal stopover for admiring Iceland’s autumn leaves. Just by walking around you’ll find the pastel-painted buildings and mountainous scenery provides a storybook atmosphere during the harvest season. Avid hikers should look into trekking Heiðmörk nature-reserve, located just outside of the city. Known as hiking haven to the locals, the site offers volcanic features as well as vibrantly hued trees and plants. Take your autumn holiday to Iceland a step further by booking your stay at the cosy, yet stylish, Konsulat Hotel in the city centre.
An enchanting site to be seen in Kyoto
Crimson painted leaves adorning dramatic architecture of centuries-old temples is a vision that can only be witnessed in the Land of the Rising Sun. The city of Kyoto in Japan is renowned for its historical landmarks and mystical gardens, making autumn the best time to visit. While the entire city is draped in maple trees, be sure to stop by the Ginkaku-ji Temple, home to one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, designed to reflect the Zen nature of the atmosphere. And don’t miss Kyoto Gyoen (also known as the Imperial Palace Park), a lush public garden lined with cherry blossom trees and evergreen grounds. Be sure to book your holiday to Japan at the Ritz Carlton Kyoto, which boasts its own zen garden, a manicured lawn and a riverside location.
Autumnal beauty in Vancouver
Canada’s third-largest city is a leaf-strewn haven this time of year, with a mountainous backdrop towering over the skyscrapers. The autumn foliage is evident throughout the Vancouver city centre and outskirts, making it a wonderful place to visit during the season. For fun autumnal activities, spend the day at Maplewood Farm for some warm cider, pumpkin patches and friendly farm animals. For other colourful corners, visit the VanDusen Botanical Gardens to watch the Heathers and Autumn Crocus bloom. Stanley National Park is a great place to visit if you’re looking to get lost in nature. Head towards the Lost Lagoon for a picturesque view of the lake and golden backdrop. For easy access to the park, book your autumn holiday at the Shangri-La hotel located just 10 minutes away.
Charming riverside towns in Lake Como
The upscale Italian resort region is home to several charming tree-lined riverfront towns and villages, with a dramatic red and golden scenery. Book a ferry and cruise the famous lake to visit these gorgeous towns while they bask in the autumn leaves. The temperature on the lake is significantly cooler, so be sure to wrap up warm! To really absorb the natural beauty of Lake Como, book your Italy holiday at Il Sereno. The floor to ceiling windows throughout the hotel make it near impossible to miss the gorgeous view of the lake and leaves for your autumn holiday.