A few weeks ago I wrote this piece for the Toronto Star Travel section and I’ve already had several emails offering other hot spots and fall leaf changing opinions. Seems many of you are keen on filling these last days before winter takes over with options that get you out and about. So without any further ado, here are a few more ways to make the most of autumn.

Grab a deal in New York City: “The sun is shining, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning in Central Park, and there’s plenty of fun in the Big Apple such as the New York Comedy Festival, Spa Week, exhibitions at the Met, Concerts at Carnegi Hall and the New York Film Festival,” says a recent email from Apple Core Hotels.   The hotel chain boast five properties in midtown Manhattan. Current deals start at $254.99 per night (one Queen bed; Double occupancy) and include free full continental breakfast, free WiFi, free phone calls within the USA and a 24/7 fitness and business centre. www.applecorehotels.com
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Stay in the City:
Maybe you just want to escape your house (laundry, cleaning, children…) and still enjoy the city? Take a weekend to play visitor with a stay at a boutique property like the Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto Centre or sister property Pantages Hotel Toronto. Book two nights and receive 25 per cent off your stay in all-suite accommodations.

Head West to Whistler:
Cornucopia is the not to miss event in Whistler this fall. Running from November 7-11  tickets for this wine and food festival go fast. Grab yours now at www.whistlercornucopia.com

Prefer to find your fall festivities virtually?  Smarter Travel has these 10 Fantastic and Free Fall Apps and if you’re tired of the tried and true drive-through leaf peeping options they also offer 10 unique ways to take a peek at the colours.

Or, if you live in Ontario, simply do as one reader suggests:

“Just drive north of Toronto on Highway 10, through Orangeville, Shelburne to Flesherton.

Then make your way north, turning on Highway 7 to the Beaver Valley.

This year you will find the valley and surrounding area as spectacular as anywhere.

It’s well worth the trip.”

 Happy Fall Travel everyone.

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