Welcome Autumn! Time to grab your favorite coat and water boots out of the closet, to feel a child again while you step on dry leaves. Time to have a cup of hot chocolate while raindrops slide in the window or to lie on the couch with a blanket and a good book.
And, of course, autumn is synonymous with painted landscapes of a thousand colors. Nature surprises us with a beautiful color palette that goes from green to red through a thousand shades of yellow, ocher and browns, and where every sunset looks like the work of an artist.
To think about this historic city is to think about romanticism, tranquility and beauty. Museums, art galleries, enchanted castles, cultural centers, historical universities, Edinburgh legends … here the autumn walks are endless. When the sun faintly heats the cold atmosphere of the city and the freshly fallen leaves stain the landscape red, the capital of Scotland is enveloped in a halo of mystery and magic. What you can not miss? Edinburgh Castle, which captivates anyone’s heart, the famous Holyrood Park and the unbeatable views of Canton Hill.
Stay at Balmoral Hotel: Many hotels claim to have landmarks on their doorstep; few can say their doorstep is a landmark. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel. Our majestic clock tower plays an important role in the city’s skyline. The clock is set precisely three minutes fast, so that you don’t miss your train. In fact, the only day the clock is set correctly is Hogmanay. Find them at the city’s most prestigious address, where the Old Town stops and the New Town starts. No 1 Princes Street.
This season brings out the best in the city that never sleeps. The bright colors of his fall make you fall in love and transport you in a dream.
You’ve seen the Big Apple reflected in hundreds of movies and TV series and you’re sure to wonder if it’s really like that or it’s a dream set. What better answer than discover it yourself. And, since we are, what better plan than to get lost in Central Park and step on the crisp leaves that cover the narrow paths.
After a good walk, nothing like entering one of the cozy coffee shops of the Upper West and tasting something hot. They say that small pleasures are what give happiness, right?
Stay at 1 Hotel Central Park: Located one block south of New York City’s largest green space, 1 Hotel Central Park is a beacon to nature in a thriving metropolis. Standing 18 stories tall at the corner of 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, 1 Hotel Central Park is a true homage to the iconic New York City landmark, Central Park, with its ivy-covered façade. The hotel offers respite from busy New York life for both visitors and the local community. “1 Hotels started from a simple belief: those who travel the world, care about it,” said SH Group CEO and Chairman Barry Sternlicht. “I believe this hotel fills a void in the market. We are evolving the role of hospitality by setting a new standard for social responsibility and sustainability.” Having opened its doors in August 2015, 1 Hotel Central Park seamlessly combines green design and luxury for a one-of-a-kind experience, a dream made tangible across all property elements.
The landscape of this Japanese city is charming, surrounded by mountains and huge parks “dressed” with trees and beautiful flowers. But in autumn, when the Bamboo Forest is dyed ocher, the atmosphere is really bucolic. In fact, a whole ritual. At this time, in Japan it is tradition to make a ‘Momiji-gari’, which translated refers to the fact of going to the temple, the sanctuary or the mountain to enjoy the spectacle offered by the red autumn leaves.
In addition, hundreds of festivals and special illuminations are organized so that visitors can see the color change of the leaves in all their splendor.
If you also want to know the face of the most authentic Japan, you cannot miss the Kurama Fire Festival, north of Kyoto, which takes place at the end of October. A conjunction of mysticism and tradition where the only words you will pronounce are: “It is difficult to explain; you have to live it ”.
Stay at Suiran Hotel: The Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is located next to the quiet streams of the Katsura River and offers a beautiful Japanese garden and the perfect accommodation for travelers seeking peace and tranquility. This luxury property is just a 15-minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station and a 3-minute walk from Tenryuji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Kyo Suiran restaurant prepares a Japanese fusion kaiseki menu (traditional multi-course menu), as well as French dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cafe Hassui serves tea and coffee between 11:00 and 17:00.
The symbolic Togetsukyo Bridge is a 5-minute walk away, while the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is a 10-minute walk away. Upon reservation, guests can take a rickshaw ride nearby.
Ukyo Ward is a great choice for travelers interested in landscapes, the good atmosphere and architecture.