All the best things happen in the fall: Halloween, Thanksgiving, new Starbucks drinks, and changing leaves. Fall is generally a good time to travel because all of the casual travelers have returned to their monotonous day jobs, leaving you with cheap flights and less hassle.

Fall also gives us the gift of spectacular colors and scenery throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.

In no particular order, I present the best places to travel this fall.

1. Paris, France

There is no doubt #Paris has beautiful views throughout the year, but this European city offers great weather and breath-taking foliage throughout the autumn months.

November weather is often rainy and temperatures hover around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Paris also hosts the Autumn Festival to celebrate the coming of fall.

2. Mumbai, India

For many Westerners, October means Halloween. For other places, like Mumbai, India, it means Diwali. Diwali is an ancient spiritual festival that means "Festival of Lights." The streets of Mumbai are lined with oil lamps, and there are fireworks, feasts, flowers, and colored sand throughout the city. Generall, Hindus welcome anyone who wants to celebrate Diwali, so this is a unique fall destination.

3. Munich, Germany

Munich is home to the world renowned festival of Oktoberfest, a two week long festival that includes food, entertainment, rides, parades, and beer... a lot of it. It is held from the middle of September to the beginning of October.

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With over 7 million annual Oktoberfest vistors, Munich is a popular fall destination.

4.Lake Malawi, Malawi

The end of September in Malawi brings the Lake of Stars Festival on the shores of Lake Malawi in Africa.This year is the 14th annual festival, which consists of music, dance, traveling art exhibitions from all around the world in a global celebration of culture and heritage.

5. Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Fiesta de #Santa Fe has brought culture and celebration to the streets of Santa Fe for over 300 years. This festival began as a day of rememberance for the 1692 conquest of #New Mexico by the Spanish. It features pinatas, marionettes, music, and food.

6. Oakland, Maryland

In the beginning of October, around 50,000 people flock to Oakland, Maryland to view the breathtaking scenery and fall foliage. Just 7 miles from one of the most beautiful state parks in the state, Oakland is home to waterfalls and rolling hills. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Autumn Glory Festival, which hosts over 76 events, shows, and sales to commemorate the beauty of autumn.

7. Tokyo, Japan

In mid-October, Tokyo hosts Dai Ginza Matsuri, a festival that celebrates in the Meiji restoration. Parades, bazaars, and live music fill the streets of Ginza, as well as outrageously inexpensive goods, courtesy of local businesses that use the festival as an opportunity to have sales.