When it comes to fall, no one does it quite like Europe. With its vast amount of culture and beautifully designed cities, Europe has plenty of not-t0-miss destinations. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away with a loved one or a trip the whole family will never forget, there is a European city out there perfect for you. Here are 11 amazing European cities to visit next fall.
1. Paris, France
What better place to breathe in the crisp fall air than Paris? Curl up with a blanket in front of the Eiffel Tower, or view the changing leaves in the Palais-Royal Gardens. If you’re bringing the kids along, then head to the Parc Zoologique de Vincennes, one of the city’s best zoos.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
While strolling along the canals in Amsterdam is gorgeous year-round, the view is especially spectacular in the fall. The streets are lined not only with colorful trees, but with elegant cafes and restaurants as well. Grab a pint of Heineken, or a cup of coffee at one of the many shops near Dam Square. It’s one of the more popular, family-friendly areas of the city.
3. Prague, Czech Republic
Immerse yourself into the Czech culture by heading to Prague in the fall. The city is less crowded, and there are more opportunities to tackle everything you want to do while in Prague. Head to exciting festivals such as the Strings of Autumn (ending November 12) or the AghaRTA jazz festival (ending in December) if you’re looking to catch some eclectic music. If art is more your thing, then Prague is the place to be. There are dozens of museums and galleries to choose from.
4. London, England
Don’t let London’s rainy days get you down. There are endless activities to enjoy while vacationing in the city. From celebrating Bonfire Night with colorful fireworks to ice skating at Somerset House, London is the perfect city for finding an adventure.
5. Edinburgh, Scotland
Why not soak up the local culture with a beer in hand? Edinburgh is an amazing destination for those looking for an excellent pub crawl. For those who want get outdoors, head to Arthur’s Seat or the Royal Botanical Garden. Each location is packed with historical culture, and beautiful views.
6. Dublin, Ireland
There is no shortage of things to do in Dublin. Head to the Guinness Storehouse for a pint, or Grafton Street for spectacular shopping. If you’re looking to spend your afternoon in a museum, you’re in luck. There are dozens of museums to visit within the Dublin city limits.
7. Bruges, Belgium
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This is absolutely the city for you. Start off by visiting their own chocolate museum, Choco-Story, and then head to one of the cities many chocolate shops. Dumon Chocolatier is an absolute must for those looking for excellent, high quality chocolates.
8. Barcelona, Spain
Music and dance lovers should absolutely head to Barcelona in the fall. During the late months of fall, the city hosts a variety of dance festivals such as their Sâlmon dance festival and Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona. It’s perfect for those who want to dance the night away.
9. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is an amazing city for those who want to experience a variety of different foods. This city offers an array of restaurants perfect for every taste palette. Head to the Tauentzienstrasse or Alte/Neue Schönhauser Strasse for a host of dining and shopping options.
10. Florence, Italy
Florence is the ultimate destination for anyone wanting to dig deep into Italian culture. Stop by the new Opera house near Stazione Leopolda in Florence for a beautiful array of shows. If you’re looking to get into Italian artwork, stop by the Uffizi to Michelangelo’s David or the Duomo for stunning Italian architecture.
11. Stockholm, Sweden
Stop by Drop Coffee, named one of the best coffee shops in the world, for a cup of joe before heading out on the town. Stockholm has an amazing nightlife, so make sure to bring your dancing shoes. This city is perfect for those looking for the perfect European escape.