Fall is in full effect during the second-to-last month of the year and the cool weather and brilliantly colored leaves make this an excellent time to travel. Whether you prefer to spend your autumn afternoons leaf-peeping or lying on the beach, these luxe properties around the globe offer plenty of perks and packages to help you make the most of your November trips.
Get in the groove with a visit to the Japanese capital for the Dream Yosacoy Festival. From November 3 to 5, more than 6,000 participants in 80 teams will perform their own unique spin on the yosakoi dance. The ever-evolving art form began as a way to celebrate postwar reconstruction, yet it takes on a new style every year based on current Japanese trends in fashion and music.
After a full day of moving in the streets, rest your head at the luxurious high-rise hotel The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho and revel in East-meets-West amenities, cuisine and 1,000-square-foot suites with plenty of room to practice your dancing.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Southern China. The trees adopt flower-like hues of vibrant yellows, reds and oranges. Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is taking full advantage of its stunning surroundings by offering a fall spin on the Pearl Lounge’s afternoon tea service through November 12.
Sweet and savory delights featuring seasonal ingredients — think dark chocolate cream puff “mushrooms” and soft-shell crab with kumquat mayonnaise — will be served on a whimsical platter complete with a twig wreath. Live music will accompany this autumn-inspired culinary experience.
Florida Gulf Coast
Enjoy oceanfront views, white sandy beaches and an outdoor film fest this fall at Four-Star The Pearl Hotel in Northwest Florida. Book your stay during the first weekend of the month (November 3 and 4) to snag complimentary tickets to the 17th annual Mountainfilm on Tour at sister property Four-Star WaterColor Inn.
The two-night screening under the stars showcases a selection of thought-provoking movies from the Telluride Film Festival. The Pearl’s package includes access to both evening showings as well as complimentary beach setups, bike rentals and valet parking.
Make it a double feature by heading down to Mexico for another exclusive movie event from November 8 to 12. The Los Cabos International Film Festival aims to promote the growth of global film culture with a specific focus on Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Book your Cabo San Lucas stay at Five-Star Esperanza, an Auberge Resort and get 25 percent off your room rate when you mention the festival. While you’re there, partake in a series of star-studded events that range from screenings to galas and tributes that honor the achievements of visionary North American filmmakers.
If lush links and sunshine are the vibes you’re looking for this fall, head to Mexico’s Playa del Carmen for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. From November 6 to 12, the El Camaleón Golf Club will host the country’s only PGA Tour tournament on its Greg Norman-designed course, attracting international talents like Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson and Padraig Harrington.
Hang out around the greens to enjoy a colorful grand opening party, a craft beer festival, food trucks and a golf clinic.
When it’s time to break from all the world-class action, head over to neighboring Five-Star Rosewood Mayakoba for an all-suite experience you’ll never forget.
If you’re more of a tennis player than golfer, book a room at Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea from November 15 to 19, when the property hosts its Topnotch Fantasy Tennis Camp. The series of elite sessions includes time with Steve Johnson (ranked the 42nd best player in the world), Reilly Opelka (the 2015 Junior Wimbledon winner) and Alison Riske (70th in the world).
In between classes on the court, you will have the chance to mix and mingle with the pros at cocktail parties and dinners.
Between sets, be sure to take time to relax on the beach — the views of those turquoise waters are unmatched.
Turks & Caicos
Despite weathering two hurricanes this past year, the resilient locals of Turks & Caicos welcome you to taste the best of the region’s bounty at the seventh annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival on November 2 through 4.
Beginning with cocktails at Grace Bay Club resort, the event also features a progressive five-course feast, with each plate sampled at a different upscale restaurant around the island.
Other highlights include a Women of Wine Luncheon, hosted by Food Network star and chef Melissa d’Arabian, and a welcome dinner with cuisine by chef Victor Yu and selections from Tuck Beckstoffer Wines.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (November 1 to 5) is a five-day extravaganza for all things maritime, taking up almost every square inch of the Broward County Convention Center with boats, jet skis and almost anything else you could imagine you’d need on the water.
After trekking up and down all the aisles at the 58th annual event, cruise five minutes over to the just-opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. Once you dock, you’ll find a stunning, nautically themed all-suite resort, four dining outlets and a frame-worthy view of the Atlantic.