Fall is (in many ways) the perfect time to travel. With moderate but still comfortable temperatures, beautiful fall foliage, lower prices leading up to the holidays, and fewer crowds during the summer, you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation in many destinations in the US and around the world.
If you’re looking for more than just picturesque landscapes, look no further than Tripadvisor. You may be most familiar with Tripadvisor’s hotel reviews, but did you know you can also book activities and tours directly from the site?
If you’re looking for atypical fall travel ideas in popular destinations, here are five cities around the world worth visiting — including some fun activities in each city.
New York City
There is never a shortage of things to do in the Big Apple, especially in the fall. You can spend your time admiring the leaves in Central Park, visiting the Statue of Liberty or attending a Broadway show.
Or consider expanding with one of the following activities.
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Admire the architecture of Manhattan on a yacht
This Manhattan architecture yacht cruise will show you a different side of this world-class city. Led by a trained architect, this tour takes you on a cruise through Manhattan in a 1920s-style yacht. You will learn about the architectural history of the city, its most famous skyscrapers and riverfront construction.
See Manhattan from the air
Enjoy city views like no other with a tour of New York by helicopter. This journey takes you past iconic New York landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Central Park and even the Statue of Liberty.
Spend some time in the other parts of town
A full-day tour of New York’s boroughs is another way to fill your time while celebrating the city’s diverse culture. On a New York City bus tour through Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, you’ll visit places like Harlem’s Apollo Theater and downtown Flushing (also known as Queens’ Chinatown). The tour is led by a professional guide and includes comfortable transportation around the city.
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Eat your way through the Lower East Side
A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some of the world’s best restaurants. On this food tour of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, your guide will reveal hidden gems that you might otherwise never find as a tourist. Your tour includes additional insight into the neighborhood’s history, as well as its food culture.
Another world-class city, London is a convenient direct flight from New York City, making it an excellent option for a long weekend fall getaway. The activities below will take you outside the usual tourist spots and show you a different side of this city that you may not have known existed.
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Join a real food tour of London
Take a walk around London Bridge and the Soho district on a walking food tour from Secret Food Tours. The 3.5-hour tour is a deep dive into London’s culinary scene and includes tailored recommendations from an experienced guide. You can even purchase a private version for your group so they can enjoy quality time while eating delicious food.
Discover the dark history of London
Just in time for Halloween, take a ghost tour of London, including a cruise on the River Thames. On this tour, your guide will lead you past haunted houses and other places known for their supernatural activities. This tour’s evening start time allows you to experience London with fewer crowds to admire illuminated sights such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
Solve the mystery of Stonehenge
During your visit to London, make time to make a detour to Stonehenge. No one knows for sure why the UNESCO World Heritage Site exists or what it was used for in prehistoric times, but it is certainly worth a visit. This full-day tour from London gives you access to the inner circle so you can see the stones up close.
With this tour you can also choose to add a stop at Windsor, home to Windsor Castle, the official residence of 40 British monarchs.
Las Vegas is so much more than the nickname Sin City suggests. In fact, autumn is one of the most comfortable times to explore the city and beyond. So put those chips aside and take your chances with some of these fantastic tours.
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Kayaking on the Colorado River
This tour takes you on a kayaking trip down the Colorado River. The three-hour round-trip journey includes pick-up from your hotel and takes you along a 5-mile (8 km) river and past the Black Canyon. Keep an eye out for animals like desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles. The last stop on the tour is Emerald Cave.
Visit all locations during 1 tour
The Grand Canyon art installation, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains can all be seen in one day on this tour. This trip even stops for a photo at the famous Las Vegas sign. You can choose an upgraded tour that includes a walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Raise the stakes with an all-terrain tour
This tour takes you into the Mojave Desert for a guided ATV tour. You and your loved ones can ride for 1.5 hours on a private track. Helmets, goggles, and gloves are included in the tour price, as is Las Vegas Strip pickup and drop-off.
If it seems like everyone on your social media feeds went to Italy this year, you’re not alone. However, it’s not too late to visit. In fact, autumn is an ideal time to go to Europe thanks to fewer crowds and cooler weather – and the Italian city that should be at the top of your list this year is Rome.
Related: Here’s why fall is a great time to visit Italy
Skip the line at the Vatican – and more
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. On this tour, skip the line and join a small (or private) group to take in the splendor of these historic places. You’ll also visit the Vatican Museums, where you can see sculptures, Renaissance masterpieces, and more.
Don’t forget a food tour
Experience a food tour with Eating Europe, the leading food tour through the Trastevere district for almost ten years. During the four-hour tour you will get exclusive access to two of Rome’s most popular restaurants: Da Enzo and Rione 13. You will also visit the oldest wine cellar in all of Rome and end the evening with organic gelato (Of course!).
Learn to make pasta like a pro
Take home some of Italy’s delicious dishes when you learn the secret of making pasta on this tour. Here you will learn how to make pasta dough and tiramisu during a practical cooking class. The best part? You will enjoy the meal you prepare at the end of the class.
Tour the Eternal City by Vespa
Explore Rome’s most famous sights on Italy’s most famous ride: the Vespa scooter. Sights on this three-hour tour include the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Trevi Fountain. The tour even includes stops for gelato, coffee, and tea. A helmet will be provided for your use.
Miami is a year-round warm weather destination, and although fall includes the end of hurricane season, the tours listed here can make the trip worth it.
Related: TPG’s Ultimate Guide to Miami and South Florida
Enjoy a Cuban food tour in Little Havana
On this walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana, try Cuban food over a full lunch. Your expert guide will tell you about each new food item you try, and you’re guaranteed to be part of a small group. The tour also includes visits with local artists and a cigar rolling demonstration.
Take a nature walk in the Everglades
This two-for-one tour includes a nature walk and airboat ride in Everglades National Park. First, a naturalist guide will take you on a relaxing hike to see a variety of birds and wild alligators. Then get your adrenaline pumping on an airboat ride on the River of Grass to visit a native tree island village. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area, as well as Port Miami.
See the arts district on a pub crawl
This pub crawl through three of the best bars in Miami’s arts district is sure to be a fun way to spend an evening. The tour is capped at just 15 people (everyone must be at least 21 years old) and takes place in the Wynwood neighborhood, including a driver and guide, music, and a souvenir cup.
Keep these destinations in mind when thinking about an upcoming fall trip, then visit Tripadvisor when it’s time to book your activities. From New York to Las Vegas to Rome, these cities (and more) have hundreds of tours on Tripadvisor for every type of traveler.