School’s back in session and the foliage is on full display—it’s officially autumn and time to consider planning your next getaway. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling. These destinations are ones to keep on your radar for the first month of fall.
The French Polynesia
Summer is when tourists flock to this group of islands, but hold off until September and you’ll be met with just as blue skies and less crowded beaches. Head to Bora Bora for those picturesque moments you dream of, or hop to the small island of Taha’a for black pearl shopping.
New York City, NY
The Big Apple is a gem any time of year, with an endless list of things to do, but September is where you’ll experience the true magic of the city. Nothing beats the foliage in Central Park this time of year, and for fashion lovers worldwide, Fashion Week is in full swing.
For those who live for Oktoberfest—an annual beer festival in Bavaria—book a trip to Munich for the end of September, when the festival actually kicks off. For those who aren’t interested, this month is still an ideal time to visit this European castle-laden city.
Napa Valley, CA
September is a big month for wine festivals, and Napa Valley is no exception. Prepare for crowds, but the busyness is worth it for that priceless glass of Napa red. The weather is perfect for strolling through vineyards and enjoying good wine and food.
The summer crowds have left, making it the perfect time to book a trip to one of the 7 Wonders of the World—Machu Picchu. It’s also the last month of the dry season, so head to Lima and enjoy fresh ceviche while sipping on a glass of their signature cocktail, the pisco sour.