Living in the most populated city in the country has its fair share of advantages, but it isn’t without its problems either. Whether it’s from taking the crowded subway every morning, weaving your way through the busy sidewalks, or staring at congested traffic from behind the wheel, sometimes it’s nice to have a break outside of the city. The fall is a great time to go somewhere new and recharge. Fortunately, there are a bunch of great options available to you.
Lodging in Vermont
For those who aren’t looking to travel far, consider planning your next fall retreat in neighboring Vermont this year. With a wide range of premium hotels, mountain lodges, and luxury spas, this could be the perfect spot for a romantic trip away for you and your partner. From charming bed and breakfasts to large, luxury resorts, the Stowehof Inn offers the best of both worlds. Situated twenty-six acres high upon a hill with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, the Inn has something for everyone to enjoy. You could cozy up by the fire or simply spend the day lounging around the indoor pool and hot tub.
Skiing in Val Thorens
Skiing is the de facto winter getaway and there’s arguably no better place in the world than Val Thorens in the French Alps. With an altitude of 2300m, it’s the highest resort in Europe and offers plenty to do besides riding the pistes. Opportunities will be limited during October and November as the resort gets ready for the holiday rush, which is by far the most popular time to visit. January is surprisingly quiet, though, as the locals tend not to take their holidays during this time of the year. You’ll still be able to enjoy the winter snow, but you won’t have to deal with the long lines at the lifts.
Relaxing in the Maldives
Last, but not least, for those looking to escape the cold and finds some winter sun, the Republic of the Maldives is the perfect choice. A sovereign island-nation in the Indian Ocean, it makes up for its small size with a number of luxurious and award-winning spa resorts to visit including the COMO Shambhala, the One&Only Reethi Rah, and the Four Seasons. Temperatures average around 30°C all year round and holiday makers like ITC Luxury Travel can plan you an activity-led stay. In fact, having so many options in such close proximity simply makes deciding which spot to choose the only problem when visiting the area.
Where do you plan to visit this season? Let us know below!