Today’s story will stimulate your travel bug — see what I chose for some of the best travel spots to visit in the fall.
The best time to travel in my opinion is the fall (and I consider myself an authority in the art of travel, so take my advice!). School is back in session, so tourist spots tend to be a little less crowded. Not to mention, fall colors are in full bloom. For these reasons and more, I chose to host my first group travel trip in fall of 2024 (read my special announcement here)! I so hope you’ll join me and experience this glorious nation of ours at its peak!
There’s nothing better than looking out the window of your car and seeing a mountain full of orange, red, and yellow leaves. There is just something so magical about it, would you not agree?
My Must-Haves for Traveling in The Fall
There’s no way around it, packing is chore! Of course, it’s nice to look forward to the adventure ahead, which is the trick I use to get me in the packing mood. It also helps that I have a routine, and certain items that I always pack. Read my full post on my travel must haves or you can take a peek at these few faves below — my Tumi suitcase, a cross-body or belt bag (much safer than an over the shoulder purse!), moisturizers are must for fall, and of course, my signature red lipstick!
If you’re looking to travel this fall, here is a list of 5 places to add to your dream travel list, then next fall, take a trip with me!
Telluride, Colorado Is One of the Best Spots to Travel to In Fall
Though you may associate Telluride, Colorado as a winter destination, this little town is gorgeous all year round. Early fall is the best time to visit because the mountain is full of colorful foliage. If you visit in September or early October, you can take full advantage of the fall season’s offerings. Go for a hike, a bike ride, or even take in 360-degree views of stunning scenery of the mountains and valley by going on a gondola ride. This travel spot is great for a romantic getaway, a solo adventure, or even a family vacation. Make sure you bring your camera and your favorite fall accessories!
Learn more about visiting Telluride, here.
Let’s talk about one of my favorite places in the US for your next fall getaway – Scottsdale, Arizona. A quick 30-minute drive from the capital city of Phoenix, picture a desert landscape that’s undergone a stunning transformation as the scorching summer heat recedes, making it the perfect time to visit.
Fall in Scottsdale is a well-kept secret, and it’s easy to see why. The weather is positively ideal, with daytime temperatures hovering in the comfortable 70s and 80s (Fahrenheit). This makes it the perfect climate for outdoor adventures, whether you’re keen on exploring the Sonoran Desert, or simply taking in the serene beauty of the landscape.
The Sonoran Desert, with its saguaro cacti, red rocks, and vibrant sunsets, takes on a whole new charm in the fall. You’ll want to explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, where hiking trails wind through the desert, or perhaps, take to the skies in a hot air balloon at sunrise. The desert’s beauty is on full display in autumn.
Scottsdale’s cultural scene also comes alive during this season. Look into checking out the various arts and culinary festivals. The Scottsdale Arts Festival is a must-visit, with tons of art galleries featuring a diverse array of local and international art. You can spend hours immersed in creativity and culture. When it comes to dining, Scottsdale doesn’t disappoint. The culinary scene is a fun mix of farm-to-table cuisine and Southwestern flavors. Fall evenings are perfection when it comes to dining outside.
Learn more about this gorgeous place, here.
The Berkshires in western Massachusetts is the quintessential spot to experience the colors are fall. I mean, look at the above photo, how beautiful is that? Visiting the Berkshires in the fall is a truly magical experience — natural beauty abounds! What sets this New England gem apart is its mesmerizing foliage, where the rolling hills are painted in a vibrant tapestry of red, orange, and gold leaves.
The combination of the charming, picturesque towns, cultural attractions, and the Berkshire’s natural beauty will stun you. Enjoy apple cider, explore art galleries, attend world-class music and theater performances, and take leisurely drives through the winding country roads, all while being enveloped in the breathtaking autumnal scenery.
Not to mention, the Berkshires is full of many farm-to-table food experiences. So not only can you take the the hiking trails to experience the beautiful colors of fall, you can then enjoy a 5-star dinner at one of their many local restaurants. The Berkshires are a great choice for a romantic getaway or a place to have some quiet time.
Plan your trip to the Berkshires this fall, HERE.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is located near some of the country’s best national parks and most popular ski areas. However, Jackson Hole is a great place to visit in the fall. Why? Because you can avoid some of the crowds and see the colorful mountain foliage. As well, the weather is mild and you can take a very short drive to both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. If you are an outdoor lover, Jackson Hole is the place for you. Go hiking, camping, horseback riding, and much more. It’s also so very beautiful.
Plan your trip to Jackson Hole, HERE.
Best Travel Spots for Fall: Asheville, North Carolina
When considering the best travel spots in fall, nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has everything you could want in a fall getaway or short family vacation. There is also a lovely and quaint downtown area that is filled with wonderful shops, galleries, breweries, and restaurants. You’ll also get to see some local street performers as you walk around. If you love to hike, you can go to the nearby Pisgah National Forest and even spot beautiful waterfalls among the leaves. If you don’t like hiking, take a scenic drive. Asheville is a wonderful spot to bring your loved ones, and you can also learn some historical facts by visiting the Biltmore Estate, a very popular attraction.
Do you have any favorite locations to visit during the fall months? Please share them with us in the comments at the bottom of this page. We’d love to hear from you!
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