Fall has just begun and we’re already seeking warmth. There’s nothing quite like slipping chilly feet into comfy slippers on a cool fall morning. Even though we love our slippers, we don’t want to stay inside all the time. We want to wear our favourite Nůknuůk boots out and about! Here’s a selection of Nůknuůk’s top places to visit for a long weekend in fall. Pack your fluffy Zaza flip flops for padding around your hotel room and don’t forget those Kiki boots when it’s time to crunch in leaves.
Quebec City: Needless to say, the sight of blazing red maple leaves will get you in the mood for fall. Quebec City is the perfect long weekend destination if you love fall colours. Imagine strolling around the magical and imposing Château Frontenac surrounded by bright red and golden leaves. You’ll have plenty of time to discover the historic charm of Quebec over a long weekend. Wander among authentic French stone buildings and along cobbled alleys. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time to 17th century France. Walking along the Plains of Abraham is a must but there’s so much more to see and do here. From the Museum of Civilization and historic churches to little coffee shops and tiny boutiques selling handmade gifts, this is the ideal spot for a relaxing yet interesting break. There are plenty of B&Bs at a very reasonable price and when you go downstairs for a delicious French breakfast, all of your fellow guests will surely notice your fabulous Nůknuůk footwear.
Photo by Cecile Vedemil
Burlington, Vermont: Comfortably located on the shore of Lake Champlain, Burlington is a fantastic getaway destination for a weekend away with the ladies or even a romantic break. It’s also the perfect base for gentle drives into the Vermont countryside where the foliage is spectacular in fall. Book a comfortable bedroom in a classic historic inn just outside the city or a pretty B&B room near the city centre. Experience the charm of Church Street Marketplace and the waterfront. If you and your family are keen cyclists, consider renting bikes. There are a number of beautiful lakeside bike paths and cycling can be a fantastic family bonding activity. When your feet need a rest, head back to your room and slip your toes into something more comfortable.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia: Round trip flights to Nova Scotia can be as reasonable as $300 from the east coast and $800 from the west coast. It’s well worth the journey. If you’re within driving distance, even better. October is the perfect time to visit Cape Breton, not only for the stunning scenery but also for the Celtic Colours International Festival, which takes place from October 6th to October 14th this year. Experience a rich and vibrant culture over 9 days of fantastic music, delicious food, and fascinating workshops. It’s not too late to book a last minute trip. The Celtic Colours Festival is the best place to do a celtic jig in the most comfortable boots you’ve ever owned!
Seattle: West coast Nůknuůk fans needn’t travel far to see spectacular fall leaves. A city break to Seattle might be just what you need. Kubota Garden is one of the best places to see the best of the autumnal season and if you have little ones in tow, this park is definitely stroller-friendly. Whether you’re looking over the water and letting all your worries float away or enjoying the bustling delights of Pike Place Market, you are guaranteed to enjoy this unique city escape. Remember to put those Joy slippers in your suitcase to comfort your feet once you’ve finished your city strolling.
Iceland: If you’re looking for a longer and more adventurous trip, how about Iceland? A trip to the land of fire and ice is more affordable than you think: October nonstop round trip flights start at $630 from Toronto. It takes as little as 6 hours to get there. You could be enjoying the paradise of the natural Blue Lagoon geothermal spa before you know it. Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, is a relatively small city so you won’t need more than a few days to explore. Reykjavik is a Nordic haven full of delights. You can take an organized tour to see geysers and hot springs, safe in the knowledge that your Nůknuůk slippers are patiently waiting for you in your hotel room.
Make the most of fall and remember to take some pictures of yourself enjoying your Nůknuůk slippers during the most photogenic season of the year!