Best Fall Destinations in the U.S.

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The fall season in many U.S. cities brings crisp weather and scenery out of a travel magazine. Traveling in the fall is a welcomed change from the summer cookouts and mental preparation before the cold winter months. 

Are you looking for the best fall destinations in the United States? If so, you are in the right place. The U.S has hundreds of destinations that you can choose from and travel to with your family and friends but here are our top picks:

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, also known as the “The Land of the Sky” or “The Paris of the South”, is an incredible U.S. fall destination. Although it is a small town, it offers many things to see and do. You can go shopping at many local shops, enjoy a seasonal coffee in the downtown cafes, bike the Blue Ridge or tour the Biltmore Estate. 

Are you a beer lover? Asheville is the home to more than 20 breweries! Enjoy the live music with your favorite fall beer and warm pretzel. 

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, California, is one of the best fall destinations in the U.S for a reason. It is considered one of the top leaf-peeping destinations. You can easily travel to Napa Valley from the San Francisco Bay area and enjoy the color of fall on the trees and vines. The cool and crisp weather in Napa Valley during the fall months makes wine tasting that much more enjoyable. 

You will find many vineyards perched high up on hills allowing you to enjoy picturesque sceneries and panoramic views of an orange patchwork quilt in the vineyard. In addition, strolling the downtown streets of Yountville is a great way to find Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class art and fine-wine tastings. 

Napa Valley is a beautiful and scenic destination that provides the perfect mix of culture, art, food and wine. 

Burlington, Vermont 

Burlington Vermont

Burlington, Vermont is one of the most scenic destinations in New England. Relish in the picturesque and breathtaking views of orange, red and yellow leaves. Vermont as a state is home to medium-density forests with hundreds of tree species including birch, maple and beech trees. 

The downtown scene of Burlington is lively with plenty of things to do and places to eat and drink. Or, you can spend hours picking your own apples or pumpkins while sipping your favorite local brew. 

While in Burlington, let’s not forget to visit Lake Champlain for its beautiful scenery, including the reflection of warm and colorful trees. 

New York City, New York

For our city-lovers, there’s no other city as lively as New York City. While in NYC, you can walk through the beautiful Central Park and soak in the colorful foliage. If you’re visiting in October, we recommend picking up some fresh pumpkins and participating in the local fall festivals. Undoubtedly, the vibrant environment of the festival will bring a smile to your face. 

There’s so many things to do in NYC that you will need to accept that you can’t do them all. Enjoy the beautiful skyline, visit Time Square, stroll through Central Park, eat at five-star restaurants, catch a Yankees game and explore many other things while breathing in fresh, dry, and crisp air. 

More U.S. Destinations to Visit in the Fall

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Berkshires, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Telluride, Colorado
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Joshua Tree, California

Will You Be Traveling This Fall?

The fall season in the U.S. welcomes change. Changing of the temperature, color of the leaves and lifestyle. Kids are back at school and many adults go back to working 40 hour workweeks so a weekend trip can be what the family needs. Additionally, crowds begin to dissipate leaving you more flexibility to book your trip. Plan your fall vacation today and enjoy the colored leaves, coffee on a crisp morning and your favorite pumpkin beverage.

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