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10 best places outside the U.S. for fall color

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 20, 2015, 12:14 p.m.
Fall leaves on display in the botanic gardens of Cluj

Photo: Cristian Bortes/flickr

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Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania is synonymous with a certain fictional vampire. Tourists who visit this scenic region of Romania in fall won’t encounter any caped villains with extra-pointy canines, but they will see plenty of colorful trees.

Like other cities in Eastern Europe, parts of Transylvania's capital, Cluj-Napoca, are very urban. The city can serve as a base for exploring the region, but you can also see some foliage without traveling to the countryside. The botanical gardens in Cluj (pictured) offer a colorful respite in autumn.