Make the most of the mellow season with a rejuvenating Autumn City Break.
The Big Apple is at its ripest in Autumn. Central Park is aglow with Fall colour beneath clear blue skies and the cool temperature is perfect for sight seeing.
The roll call of possible pleasures is too vast to recount but highlights include; Horse-riding in Central Park (http://www.centralparkhorsebackrides.com/) American Impressionist Painter, John Singer Sargent at the Met (http://www.metmuseum.org/). Cross the river for the best Flea and Food Market in NY (http://www.smorgasburg.com/) Kick up your heals at prohibition style cocktail bar Death & Co, as much about the surroudings as the perfect Martini in your glass (http://www.deathandcompany.com/).
Stay: Choose from an Artist’s Loft in Brooklyn, a swanky pad in the Upper West Side, or sanctuary in the East Village and live the life of a true New Yorker (www.airbandb.co.uk)
A trip to Vienna is best enjoyed as a voyage back in time, and Autumn is the perfect season to enter the time machine.
Fortify yourself against the cooling autumn days at the Schweizerhaus (http://www.schweizerhaus.at/), Vienna’s rustic, outdoor beer garden, serving belly-filling beer, enormous sausages and gallons of goulash. Gaze upon the glittering splendour of Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze at The Secession (http://www.secession.at/e.html). Eat Cake and drink coffee at Café Landtmann (http://www.landtmann.at/en/das-cafe/), legendary clientele include, Freud, Leon Trotsky and more dubiously Stalin and Hitler. Soak up the silver screen at the Vienna International Film Festival 22 October – 2 November (http://www.viennale.at/en/).
Stay: Go all out Belle Epoque at the Grand Hotel Wien just a block from the State Opera on the Ringstrasse. (http://www.lhw.com/hotel/Grand-Hotel-Wien-Vienna-Austria)
The October air is crisp and cool in Copenhagen and everywhere a sense that the City is making the best of it before winter sets in.
Culture Night (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture-night-gdk421149), October 9th, is a FREE annual event in the city. Hundreds of public and private institutions open their doors to their secret rooms and hidden treasures. Public transport is free too. A true Scandi sensation. If you can get a table Copenhagen is home to the World’s best restaurant Noma (http://noma.dk/ ) If you can’t then comfort yourself with delicious treats at Café Lillebror (http://cafelillebror.dk/en/) Immerse yourself in Scandi Style at Copenhagen’s many design emporiums, shopping directories abound but Visit Copenhagen has a good list to start with (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/shopping/top-10-danish-design).
Stay: Succumb to the watery delights of Nyhavn Hotel in the harbour district.. Cool without trying too hard, superb views with plenty of streetlife nearby(http://www.71nyhavnhotel.com/ ) .
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