The Most Beautiful Spots In The World To See The Fall Foliage

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When you think of fall foliage, your mind probably jumps to New England. True, it boasts some of the best in the U.S., but there are several other spots around the world that also provide insanely gorgeous foliage, and some pretty cool adventures while you're at it. If you thought your travels ended when summer did, think again.

And, just to make things a little easier, there's a hotel recommendation with every spot. Now you have no excuse not to plan a trip.

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1 Napa Valley
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California might be the last place you'd think about going to see the leaves change, but hear us out. Seeing leaves changing on the trees in New England is classic, but seeing all the fall colors on the vineyards is something seriously special. Bonus? Hotels, like the ultra-luxe Meadwood resort, are much less expensive in wine country's off-season.

Meadwood Napa Valley

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2 Denali National Park, Alaska
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If you're waiting for snow to visit Alaska, consider changing your game plan. Denali National Park is bursting with color (and not to mention more than 200 species of animals) come autumn, making it a photographer's dream.

McKinley Chalet Resort

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3 Vermont, USA
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Sign us up for all the foliage and all the syrup, please and thank you.

Twin Farms

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4 Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo feels even more exotic when the the leaves turn red, matching the red pagodas.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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5 Bavaria, Germany
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If you ever wanted to experience a storybook come to life, this is it. Bonus: There's beer, pretzels, and black forest cake aplenty.

Hotel Post

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6 Tuscany, Italy
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Wine tasting with a side of fall foliage? A million times yes.

Castiglion Del Bosco

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7 Husafell, Iceland
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Check off two bucket list items in one trip: seeing the Northern Lights and the fall foliage.

Hotel Husafell

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8 Paris, France
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We didn't think it was possible for the City of Love to get anymore romantic, but mais oui, it absolutely is when you see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Seine framed in rich fall hues.

Hotel de Crillon

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9 Scottish Highlands, UK
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Scotland is gorgeous any time of year, but it's simultaneously eerie and ethereal in the fall. You'll feel as though you're living in Outlander.

Gleneagles

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10 New York City, USA
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You could leave the city for a glimpse of stunning foliage — or you could just head to Central Park. The changing trees are particularly awe-inspiring in contrast with the city's skyscrapers.

The Greenwich Hotel

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11 Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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Virginia's Shenandoah Valley provides a myriad of colors and views for days. If a fall foliage road trip sounds like your jam, this is the spot to do it.

Hampton Inn Salem

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