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Fall is an ideal time to go on a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Nature provides a brilliant show of colors, which is appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts. There are many destinations in the United States and around the world that autumn travelers might consider worthy of a visit. 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The eastern states are renowned for having gorgeous landscapes that become even more dazzling during fall. While enjoying Lancaster’s scenery, guests might venture to a local orchard and pick apples. Perhaps navigate through a traditional corn maze. The season also brings a number of annual festivals to many local communities. Perhaps make a trip to nearby Adamstown, which is considered the “Antiques Capital, U.S.A.” There are thousands of dealers showcasing their treasures. The Amish community and other local farmers also host markets where visitors have the chance to find homegrown and homemade foods and crafts. 

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Fans of the famous Washington Irving tale might enjoy a trip to the community on which the fictional story was based. The village was established in the Hudson Valley, a southern region of the state. Along with boasting stunning scenery, the location celebrates literary authors and their works in a major way. Listen to Charles Dickens perform “A Christmas Tale.” Attend a live Shakespeare performance. Maybe embark on a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Visit landmarks associated with Mr. Irving. By night, take a lantern tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Barnabas Collins also has a crypt here. During October, brave guests might tour the Horseman’s Hollow or take the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride. 

Bavaria, Germany
The colors of the Franconian Forest are spectacular during fall. The location is the perfect place to experience nature while taking a rejuvenating hike or biking journey. Embark on a canoe ride down the Main River and capture postcard-perfect images. Consider touring Burghausen Castle and the historic medieval below. The castle fortress remains one of the largest complexes in Europe and one of the most impressive. Visit in October and take part in the festivities of a traditional Oktoberfest. Feast on local cuisine. Become immersed in the art, the culture, and the people. Accommodation options are also exciting and range from alpine resorts to historic castles, monasteries, and wineries.