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Autumn in Yerevan is beautiful, with some of the bluest skies and sunny days which make for the best weather of the year.

The city comes to life mid-September, as everyone is back from their summer vacations and over the stress of going back to school or work. Suddenly, there are too many events happening in the city: music festivals, outdoor concerts, gallery openings, etc. The average temperature from mid-September to the end of October is 22 degrees. It may drop a few degrees in the evening, but you won’t need an extra layer. Definitely visit as many parks as possible because autumn in Armenia is really golden.

So, how can you spend your days in Yerevan in fall?

International Balloon Festival

The International Balloon Festival brings a special atmosphere to Yerevan on September 15-18, where many colorful balloons from different countries adorn Yerevan’s sky, making it a picture-perfect place. The festival, organized by Skyball, aims to develop tourism in the country, as well as its aviation and aeronautics.

 

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.”- Andrea Gibson

 

Yerevan is a walking city and the fall weather makes it ideal to wander around on foot with many cozy cafés and restaurants offering their retreat if needed when temperatures cool down. But you don't have to spend all of your days in Yerevan. The countryside is just as beautiful as the city.

Day Trips:

Brilliant reds and oranges brighten the countryside, and a day trip to Dilijan and Parz Lich is going to be an unforgettable treat. Also, if you’re lucky, on your way to Dilijan you’ll experience a beautiful natural phenomenon, that happens quite often in fall. You’ll see how fog rolls down the hills surrounding Lake Sevan and rests on the surface of the lake. If you do take the trip to Dilijan, make sure to visit Goshavank and Haghartsin monasteries. And here’s a list of must-try restaurants:

Kchuch

Flying Ostrich

Losh

Cafe#2

Carahunge

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."- Emily Brontë

 

Autumn is the harvest season and brings delicious grapes, apples, quinces, pears, pomegranates, persimmons and the recently fashionable pumpkins to the table.

Most of the cafés and restaurants in town will add pumpkin soup and apple pie to their menus. But if you want to play the master chef, head to one of the weekend markets. At these farmers markets, you can find seasonal produce, like fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, etc.

We can not talk about Autumn without mentioning Halloween. Halloween celebrations have gained popularity in Armenia in the recent years, with shops offering some treats to the good kids, and even the big malls promote a Halloween party! Our staff reporter will make sure to put together a list of venues where you can celebrate your next Halloween party.