Welcoming autumn means welcoming surreal, postcard-ready landscapes in all their warm hues. While raking leaves isn’t the most fun, you’ve got to admit that the colors are gorgeous!

Get swept up in the changing foliage around the world with these stunning photos. From parks to historical sites, autumn is taking over and delivering a panoramic treat. Nature offers the perfect getaway if you’re looking to travel abroad or go on a road trip this fall. Don’t forget to pack your camera!

 

  1. Braga, Portugal

    This is what the lake at Bom Jesus de Monto looks like in the spring . . .

    . . . and here’s how it looks during the fall in one of Portugal’s oldest cities.

  2. Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

    This 15th-century castle sits on a lush loch and attracts photographers from all over.

    In the fall, the ruins start to look beautifully eerie.

  3. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

    Located in the Ibaraki Prefecture, the gardens at Hitachi Seaside Park are known for their variety and beauty.

    Right around October is when visitors get to see sights like these!

  4. Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse, Michigan

    This Lake Superior lighthouse started operating in 1867 and is only accessible by tour.

    Here’s what it looks like when autumn hits, so you may want to book one!

  5. La Rioja Vineyards, Spain

    Wineries are abundant in this Spanish community where wine wars take place every summer.

    In the fall, you can enjoy scenic vineyard views like this.

  6. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

    A popular tourist destination in the Laurentian Mountains, people love to visit here year-round.

    Winter is exceptionally busy, but you can stay at a resort during the fall for some outdoor fun.

  7. Blue Ridge Parkway

    The renowned highway stretches 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina. There’s much to see should you coast through.

    Autumn makes the highway especially scenic, and folks like to stop to take pictures during their drive.

  8. Tu Hwnt I’r Bont Tearoom, North Wales, UK

    Built in 1480, this treasure of a building has seen many changes. Now a tea house, you can visit during certain times of the year.

    But wow, if you stop in for a scone and tea during the fall, you’ll get to lay your eyes on this!

  9. Boston Public Garden, Massachussetts

    Flowers, greenery, and a pond are just a few things you’ll find in this Boston garden that sits on over 24 acres. Its suspended bridge is part of a busy footpath that overlooks the pond.

    When the leaves change, the entire garden brightens up with golds, reds, and oranges.

Each season offers up wonder when you step outside. But we can always depend on the fall (and spring) for a special dose of beauty. If you live in a place where the foliage changes this time of year, layer up, get out, and enjoy it!

Which of these places captured your attention? Do you know of any other locations that are beautiful in the fall? Is autumn your favorite time of year?