Autumn is a great time to travel because the weather is usually quite mild, there are fewer people traveling, and you can find some great travel deals to take advantage of because it is not considered a peak season. You can surround yourself in luxury for less than it would normally cost you. Here are four places to go for a luxurious autumnal getaway.
Lounge by the Pool in Mexico
There are so many reasons to visit Mexico in the autumn months. You can rent a villa with a pool or stay at an all-inclusive resort and spend your time relaxing by the pool, eating fabulous Mexican food, and drinking margaritas. Puerto Vallarta has a stunning selection of luxurious accommodation options and from here you can head out for a boat cruise at night to watch the sunset and then enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars.
You can also indulge in spa services, walk on the beach, or head out to explore some fascinating historical monuments. It is generally considered hurricane season on the east coast so check the weather before booking.
Enjoy the Autumnal Colours in New England
New England is a great place to head for a luxurious autumnal vacation. This area in the US is known for the beauty of its fall foliage and you can see the leaves as they change from green to fiery colors like yellow, orange, and red.
There are plenty of fun things to do and you can wander down tree-lined paths, learn about cider making, pick up fall apples or pumpkins from roadside stands and farmers markets, and explore more than 20 wineries that are in the area. Another great way to see the sights is to rent a car and drive along scenic routes like Mohawk Trail region in Western Massachusetts or explore the New England coastal roads.
Go Skiing in the Alps
The Alps are a world-class destination for skiing and there are several areas that offer skiing as early as September in glacial areas. It is a great time to go skiing and you will find perfect conditions, fewer people on the hill, and cheaper prices. Some years you will find that the snow comes early and there are great conditions on the major runs as well.
Austria is the best place to go as there are usually 8 ski hills that are operational by mid-October. For a really enjoyable experience, make sure you stay in a luxury chalet with a hot tub, that way you can spend your evenings relaxing in the hot water, looking up at the stars and being surrounded by snow and a peaceful tranquillity.
Experience Festivals in Bhutan
Bhutan is a small kingdom that is located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas. The country is dedicated to preserving the environment and they have decreed that 60% of the country must remain covered by forest. The country is famous for its trekking and its bird watching as there are more than 700 species to view.
In November you can experience the thrill of participating in The Black-Necked Crane Festival. This annual festival celebrates the return of the rare migrating black-necked cranes to the sacred Phobjikha Valley wetlands. Thimphu Tshechu is a festival that celebrates the arrival of Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. The festival lasts for 3 days and the festivities are filled with color, dancing, and blessings.