Fall fantasies: 10 perfect fall travel destinations


DALLAS, TX – As the official start of fall is upon us, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the mild weather, get a glimpse of the changing fall foliage, attend autumn events and experience unique hotels.

Whether you yearn to broaden your horizons culturally, bask in front of a fireplace with a good book, or indulge yourself with luxuries beyond compare – use the next few months to experience this season’s best destinations.

Hotels.com has released a list of the top 10 fall destinations, which consists of U.S. and international locations. European locations include destinations such as Florence and Berlin, which ranked on the Hotel Price Index as two of the most popular international destinations for American travelers in 2015.

Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Berlin, dabble in the variances of cheese at a Hungarian festival, or glide on the ice of New York’s Rockefeller Center — the options are limitless.

Ten hotels worldwide have been named the best destinations for fall, and the full list can be found below:

Snuggle up and Settle in

XV Beacon; Boston, MA

This hotel is complete with cashmere throws, gas fireplaces and rainforest showerheads in every room. The Fifteen Beacon Hotel in Boston is known not only for its homey and historic aesthetic but also for its extensive art collection. Roman mosaics, portraits from Gilbert Stuart and works by painter Maggi Brown greet you as you walk in the lobby.

Private and Discrete Getaway

The Surrey; New York, NY

This Upper East Side getaway was built to mimic the private and discrete atmosphere celebrities like JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert cherished in the original residential Surrey built in 1926. Now incorporating a modernized upgrade, the Surrey will let you retreat from the public eye but maintain a high-profile lifestyle and revel in luxuries galore.

Modern History

Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace; Budapest, Hungary

This 100-year-old Klotild Palace housed the first elevator in Hungary over 100 years ago. Now the five-star hotel continues to express history with color-rich rooms, ornate decorations and luxurious fabrics. The Buddha-Bar Restaurant, Buddhattitude Spa, and Klotild Bar and Lounge give guests the chance to unwind and relax.

Empress Approved Accommodations

Villa Cora; Florence, Italy

Original frescoes, lavish gardens, private guesthouses and bourgeois style accommodations of the 19th century are just a few elegancies that make the Villa Cora an exceptional hotel. These hotel luxuries even enticed the ex-empress Eugenia, widow of Napoleon III, who stayed in the hotel when visiting Florence.

Top 10 Fall Destinations:

1. Scarlet Huntington Hotel; San Francisco, CA
2. The Surrey; New York, NY
3. St. Regis Houston; Houston, TX
4. Fifteen Beacon; Boston, MA
5. Fairmont Grand Del Mar; San Diego, CA
6. Hotel Adlon Kempinski; Berlin, Germany
7. Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace; Budapest, Hungary
8. Villa Cora; Florence, Italy
9. Hotel Dukes’ Palace Bruges; Bruges, Belgium
10. Hotel Golden Star; Prague, Czech Republic