Travel Trends: Top Romantic Fall Destinations to Explore in 2016

Prague, the Czech Republic

Whether you’re in love, looking to fall in love, or simply a romantic at heart, you need to know which are the top romantic fall destinations to travel to in 2016. I’ve reached out to my travel blogger friends and asked them to pick the most romantic destination they’d recommend this fall. Read on to see what they picked, and which was my top choice for a romantic trip in the 2016 autumn travel season.

Munich, Germany

Chosen by Norman from Années de Pè

One of the most romantic fall destinations I know is my hometown Munich. Truth be told, Germany is worth a visit throughout the whole year. I find it kind of sad that Munich is often reduced to Oktoberfest and ancient beer tradition. Few realize that Munich has a couple of outstanding landscape parks that will be ablaze with red and golden hues in fall. But also think beyond the city limits: There is a sheer endless amount of fairy tale castles near Bavaria’s capital. In my opinion there is no better time to visit famous castle Neuschwanstein than in early fall. Just picture yourself standing inside a red maple forest feeling like the Sleeping Beauty or Prince Charming. Other highlights, like the Romantic Road, are an easy daytrip away and offer the perfect setting for a walk with your partner. The opportunities in Munich are endless and fall usually means mild weather at half the crowd!

Fall colors in Munich, Germany

Fall colors in Munich, Germany

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Koh Tao, Thailand

Chosen by Shabir & Tara from

Our top choice for a romantic getaway would have to be Koh Tao, Thailand. We wouldn’t call ourselves a romantic couple in the stereotypical way. We enjoy each others company and doing things outdoors as a couple more than the typical romantic getaway with fancy dinners. Luckily for us we were able to enjoy both of those pass times on Koh Tao. There are boutique resorts, western restaurants, beautiful places for secluded picnics, as well as hiking, snorkelling and scuba diving a-plenty.

Two of our favourite sunset spots were on very different ends of the scale. One, John Suwan View point, involved a sweaty hike and ends in a very secluded and beautiful place for a picnic (pictured). The other was at Nang Yuan Terrace, at Dusit Bunchan resort. The restaurant here had one of the best views over Nang Yuan Island and is a great place to watch the sunset with a cocktail.

Koh Tao Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

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Paris, France

Chosen by Lori Pascal from Travel – Moments in Time

When thinking of Paris, many people think of romance. It is a great city – and the yellow light during the evening makes it special for those who seek a lovely romantic destination. Stroll the streets, just wandering around – start from Place de la Concorde and then go on Champs-Elysees all the way to the Arc de Triomphe. You may find yourself walking in the rain like I did, but it will still be a pretty impressive trip. Don’t miss the Eiffel Tower light show – the 20,000 light bulbs create an impressive sparkling lights show (the first five minutes of each hour on the hour).

Paris is wonderful during the day too – several parks to be discovered, wonderful streets, beautiful building, lovely restaurants with local music and a romantic atmosphere: all ingredients for a perfect romantic getaway – anniversary, long weekend, etc. – all year long.

L'Arc de Triomphe by night, view form the Eiffel Tower

L’Arc de Triomphe by night, view form the Eiffel Tower

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Bordeaux, France

Chosen by Steven and Jazmin from Travel to Blank

Bordeaux is worldwide known for its wine. Bordeaux old town is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bordeaux is a cute little town with beautiful architecture, many bars and cafes and good food to enjoy. In the fall, the city is calmer, with fewer tourists, while many vineyards are still undergoing the harvest process. Close to Bordeaux is Saint Émilion, which is another small city that you must visit while in Bordeaux.

It is perfect to go during Fall because the sunsets at the wineries are spectacular, with the red/orange leaves and the yellow tone in the sky. It is also not cold but not hot either, so it makes it enjoyable to walk around the wineries. Traveling with your love cannot get more romantic than walking around an amazing landscape with lots of wineries and an endless number of wines to try. 

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

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The Highlands of Scotland, United Kingdom

Selected by Nicola from FunkyEllas Travel

cottage in Glencoe, in the Highlands of Scotland

cottage in Glencoe, in the Highlands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland can be extremely romantic in the fall. Scotland’s fall is cold so it’s the perfect excuse to wrap up and get cosy. You can take a walk together and follow in the footsteps of famous writers such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott as you explore the waterfalls, streams and mountains. Hiring a little whitewashed cottage all to yourselves means you can light the roaring fire, sip on some warming whisky and enjoy the solitude, knowing there is no one around for miles. You can snuggle under the cosy blanket, listening to the fire crackle and watch the skies come alive at sunset.

Side view of the three sisters of Glencoe - Gearr Aonach, Aonach Dubh and Beinn Fhada

Side view of the three sisters of Glencoe – Gearr Aonach, Aonach Dubh and Beinn Fhada

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Brasov, Romania

Chosen by Liliana from Earth’s Attractions

If you like mountains, green trees, as well as yellow and red autumn leaves on the ground, a cozy, quiet city, an impressive panorama from the top of the Tampa mountain (easy reachable by cable car), then Brasov might be a great choice for you. It may not pop up as your first autumn destination choice, but this Romanian city may end up being a great experience.

The mesmerizing scenery is completed by several interesting attractions in the area – the famous Black Church, the first Romanian School (now a museum), the Rope Street with it’s amazing history, the Council Square, and more. It’s a great city to explore on foot (so perfect for outdoor lovers) – many lovely houses dating back centuries, museums, towers, bastions, and more – and perfect for those who want to be in a city, but without the hassle of a crowded one.

The Black Church, Brasov, Romania

The Black Church, Brasov, Romania

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Prague, The Czech Republic

Alina & Travel Tweaks‘ Top Romantic Choice for this Fall!

The gorgeous architecture, the dramatic sunsets, the romantic walks down Charles Bridge, guarded by the many statues adorning it, everything about Prague is Romantic. The history and architecture dating back to medieval times, mixed with modern shopping malls, quaint cafes, and warm, cozy restaurants, give this European capital a unique atmosphere. It doesn’t really matter when you travel, Prague and the Czech Republic will steal your heart. If you’re into the more unusual dates, try taking your partner to the Torture Museum 😉 I loved this place so much, I visited twice already and I plan to go back in the future!

Prague, the Czech Republic

Prague, the Czech Republic

Did you enjoy the seven top romantic fall travel destinations for 2016 that we’ve chosen? Which is your favorite? What other destination would you recommend for a romantic getaway this autumn? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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Travel Trends: Top Romantic Fall Destinations to Explore in 2016

50 Comment to “Travel Trends: Top Romantic Fall Destinations to Explore in 2016”

  1. John Rodgers says:

    I have been to a great many of these and the line I like the best is Brasov, Romania. We took a train there from Bucharest then on to Sigishoara. Somehow the western European countries dont hold the same attention for the countries like Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria do. The seem to have lost a little of their old world charm.

    • Been to Sighisoara with my boyfriend a couple of months ago and totally loved it. Transylvanian cities do have their charm. It is indeed different from other regions of Europe, but if they were all the same, we’d get bored quickly!

  2. Norman says:

    oh wow! This is so cool. Lots of wonderful destinations on this list. So glad I could contribute! Now I do have to decide whether I want to stay here in Munich, take a plane to thailand or rather scotland! 😉

  3. Jen Morrow says:

    Europe is beautiful and romantic in the fall! It is one of my favorite times to go. I agree Germany and France are especially lovely in the fall. Perfect time for a visit.

    • I love traveling in the fall too! The colors and the milder heat of September are awesome, and October is just as great. I tend to prefer going further down south in November – Italy, or the Mediterranean islands.

  4. Carmy says:

    I am digging Germany! I personally find that if there’s a body of water nearby, it always ups the romantic factor.

  5. Indrani says:

    Wonderful destinations for fall! I have done Prague, Paris and Munich in this list but not during fall. I visited early spring. The trees had buds and some had just bloomed.
    May be I should plan to visit the remaining during fall. 🙂

  6. Thuymi says:

    YES! Brasov is on the list! Loved my time in Brasov so much. The food wasn’t the best, but such a cute city with very nice architecture. Was a charm to walk around!

    • Yes, it is on the list 😀 Depends on where you eat. There are some amazing places that serve traditional Romanian food, but you need a bit of local guidance for that. My boyfriend’s sister and brother-in-law live there, so we only had the best of food 😀

  7. Verushka says:

    Great list of different places for some romance.For me personally I would do an Island getaway like Zanzibar or the Maldives perfect for alone time.

  8. Tara says:

    Thanks for putting this together Alina! There are some beautiful destinations on this list for sure!

  9. Emily says:

    Ooh love all of these! I live in Paris so I like that it’s all easily accessible by train or plane 🙂

  10. anna says:

    Great tips! Beet to most of the places but definitely would love to go back! Definitely wouldn’t have considered Romania but I am now convinced!

  11. Christina says:

    Fall is a romantic time of the year to travel Alina. Those golden leaves are beautiful. Nice photo of Koh Tao, even though Thailand doesn’t really get much of a fall season.

  12. Anne says:

    For me it would have to be the Maldives. There’s not really anything to do apart from spa, dive and spend time with your loved ones. You have some great options on your list and I like the idea of the romantic road. How cool!

  13. This is quite a great compilation. Its always nice to know what are the favourite destinations of fellow travel bloggers. I have experienced Scotland but I would like to visit Munich , Prague and Romania.

  14. Anju says:

    Pretty awesome list! have been to Paris before, definitely one of the most romantic destinations! would love to visit prague and scotland at some point.

  15. Dave Briggs says:

    This has made me start checking for flights! There is still three months of the year to fit them all in!!

  16. Arnav says:

    The list looks promising with such amazing destinations !
    Koh Tao looks amazing with pristine blue waters all around you. Definitely pinning it for my future reference.

  17. Would also like to add Japan to this mix – when the leaves change color it’s such a romantic scene set against the backdrop of stunning temples around the country 🙂

  18. Shane says:

    I would love a romantic getaway with my boyfriend to Prague! Maybe stop a couple other European destinations on the way 🙂

  19. Janine Good says:

    I could not agree more with your post destinations. I have been to them all except for Bordeaux. Paris is an obvious one being the city of love, but I found the Scottish Highlands an interesting addition! I loved Scotland heaps and found their scenery amazing!

  20. Ana says:

    Great Round-up of places to see Fall colors! My favorite destination to see fall is New York City! I visited last year and just loved it!

  21. Mar Pages says:

    I love Koh Tao! The beaches are so beautiful, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. The perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner!

  22. Blair Villanueva says:

    the list is quite unconventional and very romantic in my taste. Well these destinations are perfect for proposals!

  23. Jenna says:

    I love fall so much and it’s always fun to see new places in different seasons. All of these spots would be great in the fall! I would love to see the castles near Munich with all the fall colors, and I always love Paris around that time of year, too!

  24. Paris is always a good idea, right?! 😉 Fall is one of my favorite times to travel. I’d love to explore more of Scotland. Great list, thanks for shring!

  25. Tamshuk says:

    Beautifully compiled list of destinations. For me it would be the two extremes of Koh Tao, Thailand and the Scottish Highlands. When the time comes, I will surely drop in to Romania, just love the city of Brasov

  26. Ami says:

    Nice list. I have been aching for Munich and after this description… Definitely pining for it. For me… Udaipur in India and Lucerne in Switzerland as well as Amsterdam in Netherlands top the list…

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