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Best Getaways to take in Fall USA

Crisp, cool weather and brightly colored make fall the perfect time to travel. Whether you head to the mountains to spot the changing leaves or flock to sunny shores to soak the beach before winter sets in this list feature the best fall vacation getaways in the US, from romantic weekend getaways to long city vacations and fall getaways.

Check out these fall travel destinations!

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a perfect fall vacation spot in the US! Filled with outdoor farmers’ markets packed with good finds, some of those products are also featured in restaurants all over Seattle.

Seattle sunset Fall skyline

Go hiking in the Japanese Garden or Washington Park Arboretum. It has a massive Instagram potential, and no filters are needed!

Black Hills, South Dakota

The Black Hills is popular due to Mount Rushmore, but it has a lot of other things that can be done there. Custer State Park is one of the most impressive regions of the Black Hills. Through the Needles, the winding road offers amazing views and drop-offs, as well as some remarkable rock spires.

Mountains in Blackhills, South Dakota

There are also a few beautiful lakes, including Sylvan Lake. If you can visit in late September, you can see the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Besides the lakes don’t forget to try local specialties like fry bread, buffalo, and walleye fish.

Woodstock, Vermont

While all of New England is replete with colors at this time of the year, a few winding drives in Vermont demonstrate the quiet, scenic beauty of the state. One of the most picturesque pit stops in and around Woodstock is Sleepy Hollow Farm.

Woodstock houses in fall

Woodstock is not only pretty in winter but you can also hike, visit dairy farms and get farm to tables, breweries, cheese shops, and making pit stops at covered bridges.

Hudson Valley, New York

The valley is ablaze with stunning fall color in mid-late October. Several top spots in Hudson Valley have the stunning fall color are Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Mountain Preserve, and the rail trails.

Hudson Valley river in Fall

With many things to do several apple orchards are also home to cider houses, and it’s possible to pick apples, then sample cider and enjoy wood-fired pizza in the apple orchard. Dozens of farm stands sell other seasonal fruit and veggies as well.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Every October, Albuquerque hosts the world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, people come from all over the globe to see thousands of hot air balloons lift off in flight.

Hot balloons in sky

Besides the hot air balloons, it has wonderful museums like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Albuquerque Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the town. These museums host exhibits on local artists, the history of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos, and the Spanish Duke of Albuquerque, for whom the city was named.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole is a great place to visit year-round, but fall is ideal if you want to avoid some of the crowds and see the colorful mountain ranges. The ski season typically starts at the end of November, so time your trip for early fall to enjoy the weather without the summer season visitors.

Shed at Jackson hole in Wyoming

A short drive to both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is truly a gateway to autumnal outdoor adventure.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont is covered in red, orange, and yellow as the leaves change every autumn, making it one of the best fall destinations in the US. Spend a day picking your own apples at one of the many orchards, visit a pumpkin patch, or take a scenic drive to check out the beautiful foliage. After a day spent exploring, enjoy a local beer or two at one of the craft breweries in town.

Burlington Vermont in Fall

Bermuda

If you are looking to escape fall weather and don’t really like it then Bermuda is for you. From amazing beaches to relaxing with a cocktail in your hand and having a great time, Bermuda is a place to be in Fall.

Bermuda city with island in the middle

Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Massachusetts, Boston on the weekend is ideal for its New England charm combined with a busy coastal city. The best season to visit Boston is during fall and the cooler fall weather makes for a quieter time.

Boston skyline in Fall

Boston is home to incredible park areas, which are even more special during fall. The best areas include the Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common. Travelers should also go for a stroll through Beacon Hill, a historic neighborhood, filled with cobblestone streets, beautiful brickwork, and beautiful fall foliage.

Livermore, California

Livermore is one of the oldest wine regions in the USA and having multi-award-winning wineries. Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit this hidden gem wine region. Firstly the weather is perfect for wine tasting. Secondly, the sun tends to shine during the day allowing visitors to cycle in between their Livermore wine tastings or sit outside to enjoy their wine.

Livermore California vineyard
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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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