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5 of The Best Fall Travel Spots in the United States

5 of The Best Fall Vacation Spots in the United States

Traveling is back on. Though we might be grounded from traveling to many places across the world, we can still travel across the United States. And, the best time to travel in my opinion is the fall. School is back in session, so tourist spots tend to be a little less crowded. As well, fall colors are in full bloom.

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, don’t you agree?

If you’re looking to travel this fall, here is a list of 5 places to add to your dream travel list.

Telluride, Colorado

Pic by TravelAge West

Though you may associate Telluride, Colorado as a winter destination, this little town is wonderful all year round. Early fall is the ideal time to travel here 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 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!

Learn more about Telluride, HERE.

Flagstaff, Arizona 

Pic by Discover Flagstaff

I’m sure you didn’t think I was going to tell you about a place in Arizona for fall colors. But Flagstaff, AZ is a nature lover’s dream in early fall. Flagstaff is full of national forests, monuments, and parks. Trust me, you’ll never get bored. If you desire, you can even learn about Native American history and culture at Wupatki National Monument or visit the Petrified Forest National Park to see petrified wood and the hills of the Painted Desert. If you love the Grand Canyon, it’s only an hour and a half away from Flagstaff. This makes Flagstaff a great spot for the whole family. It’s also a wonderful spot to go camping!

Learn more about Flagstaff, HERE.

 Berkshires, Massachusetts

Pic by iStock

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? Not to mention, the Berkshires is full of many farm-to-table food experiences. So not only can you take hikes 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, HERE.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Pic by Towns Square Inn

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.

Asheville, North Carolina

Pic by Explore Asheville

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!

Warmly, Honey

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  1. Theresa Potter says:

    The Adirondack area in Upstate NY and Vermont are also spectacular Fall locations to visit

  2. Paula Henken says:

    I live here in Beautiful New Braunfels, Texas. Proudly known as The Hill Country of Texas. We are located close to our State Capital Austin and also where The Alamo is located San Antonio. We are of German decent with a friendly atmosphere. Restaurants, Shopping, Wurstfest,,Schlitterbaun and much much more.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Thank you for sharing, Paula. We have family in Austin. I would enjoy seeing Braumfeis one day. Warmly, Honey

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