-- intro: Fall brings with it colorful foliage, crisp weather, and the urge to cozy up by the fire (preferably with a special someone). After all, the season is ideal for spending some picturesque time with your significant other, and some cities are a bit more romance-inducing than others. Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.
quicklist: 1 title: Paris, France text: We'll start with the most romantic city any time of year: Paris. Both the capital of France and the most visited city in the world, Paris is renowned for its romantic vibe. Stunning architecture, exquisite museums, and très bien cuisine are just a few of the staples. Window shop along the Champs Elysee, drink wine under the Eiffel Tower, or dance (or at least watch others dance) at the Moulin Rouge for a true Parisian vacation. The City of Light can get pretty chilly, but that makes it perfect for cozying up next to a special someone. media: 27003288
quicklist: 2 title: Carmel, California text: Carmel, officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, is a charming town along the California coast. It's immensely quaint, nestled in between rocky coastal cliffs and tall pine trees. The artsy city is a hub for galleries and creative residents; Clint Eastwood even served as mayor for a time. The city is very walkable, with unique boutiques, restaurants, and bars lining the streets. Fall weather is wonderfully crisp and gorgeous sunsets are a daily occurrence at Carmel Beach. media: 27003386
quicklist: 3 title: Venice, Italy text: A city on water, Venice comprises 118 small islands separated by canals. The beautiful city has centuries-old churches, historic cafes and colorful buildings. It's extremely expensive, but going during fall means it's off-season and travelers can get a better deal. Strolling though Piazza San Marco or taking a gondola ride through the city are super simple, but romantic, activities. media: 27002791
quicklist: 4 title: Quebec City, CA text: Quebec is rich with history and perfect for francophiles, having been founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain. It's a walled, highly walkable city and the old town is comprised of gorgeous cobblestone streets and boutiques. Perched atop a cliff, the views over Saint Lawrence River are stunning. Not only does fall bring beautiful foliage, but also reduced prices and fewer tourists. media: 27003119
quicklist: 5 title: Barcelona, Spain text: Barcelona is Spain's most modern and vibrant city -- bringing in loads of tourists. Its stunning gothic architecture (best seen in the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia), world-class museums, and delicious cuisine are all points of interest. The mix of old world and modern design throughout the city contribute to its cool factor. If you're looking for a mellow and romantic city by day, and a lively party scene by night, Barcelona will surely deliver. media: 27002711
quicklist: 6 title: Santa Fe, New Mexico text: Declared a creative city by UNESCO, Santa Fe has a rich mix of Native American, Latino, and Southwestern influences. A prominent arts, music, and design scene, the city often plays host to festivals and markets. It's also famous for hand-crafted jewelry and clothing. As the oldest capital in the U.S. (founded in 1607), it has a rich history, particularly in its adobe architecture. In addition to Santa Fe's art scene, outdoor activities abound and the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains are just 15 miles outside the city center. media: 27003004
quicklist: 7 title: Charleston, South Carolina text: This historic little city in South Carolina exudes old world romance with its breezy beach and horse-drawn carriages. For Civil War buffs, there's numerous attractions in the city, including Fort Sumter, the site of the first battle. Charleston is filled with porch-front homes, beautiful gardens, and cobblestone streets that are ideal for strolling. Fall is a perfect time to visit this gorgeous city as the weather is mild and there's way fewer tourists than in the summer (when the temperatures can be pretty sticky). media: 27003337