I know everyone’s lamenting the inevitable end of summer, but if you ask me, I’m sitting here, mug of tea in hand, book and cozy throw within reach, patiently waiting for that first reddened leaf to fall. While during the summer I feel the need to get out there and soak up the sun, fall is easy: it’s quiet, and it’s a change. The best part is, rain or shine, inside looking out or outside wandering, this season is beautiful anywhere you go. So, if you decide to enjoy it near or far, it’ll be a good one.
Near (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
If you’re in the GTA, and not one of the rare car owners, there exists a transit route to Niagara-on-the-Lake, so a day trip or a weekend retreat is only a couple hours away. Not only are there beautifully aged houses awash in golden leaves, but the picturesque main street of restaurants, bakeries, and gift shops is perfect for a chilly day spent strolling. Forget your Airbnbs this time, too, because there are some OG bed and breakfasts to choose from.
Far (The Cotswolds, England)
Apparently The Cotswolds are heavily populated with tourists during the summer season, so autumn is the perfect time to go when you’re searching for a dreamy, historical escape. Bring your wellies and be prepared to never be able to drink grocery-store tea again, because this is where you can channel Cameron Diaz in The Holiday, just a couple months before the actual plot timeline.
Wherever you are (Pumpkin patches, galore)
And apples, too! Chances are, you’re a short drive away from ultimate fall feels and a bushel of apples. This recent list has all the fall farm options, so bring your friends, bring your family, and get ready for all the wagon rides. Plus, get ahead of the game and pick out the perfect orange canvas for your Halloween carved pumpkin.
What are you excited about this fall? Let’s hear it in the comments!
Photos from flickr