Canada, Europe, Food & Drink, Hiking, United States

Four Fabulous Fall Getaways

October 12, 2016

Are you wondering where to travel this fall? Here are some fabulous fall getaways and a few of my favourite  places to visit at this time of year.

Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver is sophisticated, culturally-rich, and easy to reach from many parts of the world. This time of year, run or walk along the Stanley Park seawall, wander the colourful stalls at Granville Island Market, and shop for the latest fall fashions at Holt Renfrew (Canada’s luxury department store). Families will want to ride the spooktacular Ghost Train in Stanley Park – open between October 13 – 31st.

Whistler, B.C.

Fall is an excellent time to visit Whistler. Hiking trails are still open, the fall colours are spectacular, and many hotels, spas, and restaurants offer promotions. I often hike into November, but winter can arrive early in the mountains so be sure to check the weather forecast  if you are planning a spontaneous getaway.

Whistler fabulous fall getaways

If you enjoy culinary events, be sure to attend CornucopiaWhistler’s celebration of food and drink – from Nov. 9  to 19, 2017. Visit the Cornucopia website for tickets, event information, and accommodation packages.

Arizona, U.S.A.

I love to vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at the end of the summer. Sun-filled days, scenic hiking trails, and poolside margaritas make Arizona a fabulous fall gateway for anyone counting the days until summer returns.

Arizona fabulous fall getawaysLondon, U.K.

Late fall is an excellent time to visit London. Christmas decorations glow above shopping streets, store windows are dressed for the season, and the fall foliage at Kensington Gardens is spectacular. Be sure to spend time exploring the Kensington and Knightsbridge neighbourhoods – they are a few of London’s special places.

London Festive decorations fabulous fall getaways

Do you have any fabulous fall getaways planned or do you prefer to travel during another season?

Fabulous Fall Getaways – Travel Tips

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR), named Best Airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, is excellent. Although Uber hasn’t made it to B.C., there are numerous transportation options from YVR into the city and beyond.
  • Whistler is located approximately 90 minutes from Vancouver via the Sea to Sky Highway. Here is a link to various transportation options.
  • The London Underground is a convenient way to get around the city. Uber is an excellent choice for transportation to and from London’s Heathrow and City airports. For London’s Gatwick airport, consider the Gatwick Express train from Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal to London’s Victoria Station.

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  • Reply Janice October 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Sounds like you will soon be on the move to some very exciting venues. Happy trails❤️

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily October 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Indrani October 15, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Looks like you have great plans ahead! All the places are my dream destinations.
    Enjoy your trip.

  • Reply Corinne October 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Great list, although really fall for me is the best time to travel just about anywhere. I love it when the weather starts getting crisp and fresh. I love wearing sweaters and seeing the leaves turn. I love fall!

  • Reply Vicki Louise October 16, 2016 at 2:34 am

    These destinations all look great and it’s sounds like you’ve got some exciting trips planned. Arizona & London would be my picks! Enjoy!

    • Reply Heather Hudak May 10, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Vancouver is a great place to visit in the fall. The weather is perfect and everything is still so lush–great post!

  • Reply Jenna October 16, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Great suggestions! We love traveling in the fall, especially to places with pretty fall colors! 🙂 Whistler and Vancouver have been on our list for so long–would love to check them both out sometime soon!

  • Reply Anne Slater-Brooks October 16, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Now is definitely the time to visit London too as with further falls in the pound, it is an absolute steal for people coming from the opposite side of the pond. Not great for us Brits travelling overseas mind

  • Reply Sara | Belly Rumbles October 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Had an amazing time driving through Arizona, so different for this Aussie girl. Glad it made your list.

  • Reply Arzo Travels October 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely tips. I would love to visit Vancouver however, I am sure it is gorgeous.

  • Reply anto October 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I love Whistler! Have never been in the fall but I’m sure it’s amazing with the colors. The trails there are truly amazing and a paradise for me as an avid hiker!

  • Reply anneklien meanne October 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Great choices for autumn travels. That hike in B.C looks good place for my future hiking adventures

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