Staying close to home is a popular option for fall travel. We’ll always love a classic road trip. We can’t wait to explore more under-the-radar national parks, and are looking forward to the start of ski season in destinations such as Park City and Whistler. Not to mention viewing the fall colours in the east while on a cruise or tour.
European locales have been in demand all summer (they occupied seven of the top ten spots in our most popular summer travel destinations). Of course, Italy is a perennial favorite, consistently at the top of Virtuoso’s travel dreams lists for years. Whether you’re hoping to museum-hop in Rome or stroll across Florence’s Ponte Vecchio on a brisk autumn morning, make sure to plan ahead for a grand Italian tour – availability is extremely limited.
There’s a lot to love about Mexico: Colonial charm in San Miguel de Allende, whale shark season in Baja California, new retreats on the Riviera Maya (including the soon-to-open St. Regis Kanai Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun). Some of the world’s most exciting culinary scenes are found in Oaxaca and Mexico City. All this variety a relatively quick jaunt away for most North Americans makes the country an appealing spot.
Fall river cruises down the Seine promise picturesque medieval villages and countless winetasting opportunities. We can’t wait to see what we’ve been missing in Paris, from new art exhibits to revamped hotels and much more.
One big trend we've seen is travellers seeking out restorative wellness escapes. There aren’t many better places to tune o ut than in a cabana on a pristine stretch of beach. Turks and Caicos are home to plenty of them – along with seven stunning Virtuoso resorts.