You love to travel and taste great food, and fall is your absolute favorite season? Well, there’s hardly a perfect time to start planning an amazing trip that will allow you to enjoy the charms of this dreamy season. Of course, as a true foodie, you may want to look into some destinations that won’t leave your palate disappointed either. So, check out the following best fall destinations for food lovers. You just might find your dream vacation.
If you have never been to Italy before, why not pack your bags and book a flight to this gorgeous European country? You may think that Italy is all about pizza and spaghetti, but that just goes to show that you’ve never explored the cuisine of this country. When it comes to both amazing taste and fall scenery, the Emilia-Romagna region and Bologna are must-have stops. Essentially, you’ll get the opportunity to choose between various food tours in this region. Of course, you can expect only the finest meals that this country has to offer. Black truffles and porcini mushrooms are especially delish during the fall season.
You may be an avid food lover, but do you also like the taste of exceptional beer from time to time? If you want a sip of something completely different, in a country that enjoys spring when the rest of the world celebrates autumn, the Tasmanian International Beerfest is definitely a spot worth making. Apart from the amazing Australian scenery and landscape, with plenty of entertainment and attractions, you’ll get the chance to enjoy Tassie food as well as more than 300 different beers.
La Rioja, Spain
Want something truly special? Then, by all means, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Spain this fall. You may think that Barcelona and Madrid are going to be your main destinations, but if you want a taste of amazing food that you simply can’t find anywhere else, La Rioja is a place to be. This is a place where you’ll discover the joy and fun of tapas-hopping. The main streets are packed with bars and restaurants. The best thing about this is that every place has a different, yet amazing dish they are famous for. And if you go there at the end of September during the San Mateo festival, the fun, music, and wine will make everything even more exceptional.
New York City, New York, USA
If you’re one of those people who love to have tons of options, or feel like a food-inspired trip should involve a surprise every day, New York City is definitely the best destination for you. Not to mention the beauty of this city during fall. From street food stalls to high cuisine in fancy restaurants, NYC has it all! Breakfast in Breslin is a must, then maybe lunch at the Momofuku Noodle Bar. Mission Chinese is a great place to have dinner as well. John’s of Bleeker Street is a true pizza heaven, while those of you with a sweet tooth should definitely try Magnolia Bakery’s banana pudding. Of course, let’s not forget the glamour of the city’s nightlife. You can’t go wrong with their famous cocktails, especially with the trend that is mixology in NYC, which makes all the difference.
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Asheville is famous for its interesting food courses/tours. Not only do you get to eat some of the tastiest meals made of wild plants and mushrooms, you also get lessons in how to survive in the wild and find your own delicious ingredients for a perfect meal. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the fall season to the fullest and explore the beautiful surroundings. Of course, once the adventure is over, it’s time to make your stomach happy!
Do you already have your perfect fall+food destination for your next trip? If so, where do you want to go and what food would you like to try? If you’re still not sure what place to choose, definitely consider some of the above-mentioned locations. Not only are they magical during the fall months, they are delicious as well.
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