Autumn leaves, apple cider, sweaters and pumpkin spice—fall is full of reasons to love the season. This time of year also has some of the best travel destinations out there, so don’t put away your road trip maps just yet! This season is ripe with great locales with plenty of fun activities.
5 Fall Travel Destinations You Will Love
Here are the top five for you to put on your bucket list.
1. Denver, Colorado
It’s better to check out this destination in the earlier weeks of autumn if you want to be sure you catch all of the awesome color changes. You’ll also want more agreeable temperatures so you can check it out the best way — by bike! Take a turn on the Cherry Creek Bike Trail or the High Line Canal to get your fill of brilliant yellow cottonwoods. You won’t regret it.
If you’ve got a taste for great craft beer, Denver is also the right spot for an autumn road trip. There are loads of them, and some, like the Great American Beer Festival, boasts 700 different brewers with 3,500 different kinds of beer!
2. Door County, Wisconsin
Some of the prettiest fall colors can be found up on this quaint peninsula on Lake Michigan. It’s chock-full of things to see and do, as well. Take a walk through the many orchards and taste the local fare — Door County is famous for the variety of foods made from cherries. You can also choose from many different kinds of tours to discover the area.
From kayaking to brewery hopping, there’s an activity to suit anyone in your group.
3. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is great destination almost any time of the year, but autumn offers an especially excellent assortment of activities for everyone. It’s also a great place to keep in mind for the later weeks of the season. November is particularly alluring, with fantastic food and wine festivals (November 7-13, 2016) to tempt your taste buds.
For the Halloween lovers out there, Savannah is also a great destination to test your nerves. Laura’s Cottage was a guesthouse built in 1799, and she’s been known to open the windows and flicker the lights. If you dare to push your luck, you can maybe even take a tour.
4. Nashville, Tennessee
What better combination is there than food, wine and music? Nashville isn’t just a top-pick for music lovers. It’s also becoming a great destination for the food lovers out there — specifically farm-to-table enthusiasts. Earlier in the season, the Music City Food & Wine Festival kicks off the fall just right with celebrity chefs and musicians participating in the event.
On top of events like these, Nashville of course has many other activities and tours available for tourists. The Grand Ole Opry, the country music Hall of Fame and Nashville’s night-life will make sure you never have a boring day or evening.
5. Portland, Maine
Perhaps home to the best fall foliage, Portland is an autumn destination not to be missed. A hike up Bradbury Mountain will reward you with award-winning vistas that are sure to take your breath away. You can even give the area’s bike share program, Zagster, a try to explore the area.
And when all that exercise has worked up your appetite, take this moment to indulge in all things lobster. One of the best ways to do so is to check out the Harvest on the Harbor October 20-23, 2016. You can even cast your vote for the Lobster Chef of the year, which also means you get to sample the fare.
The cozy fall months have so much to offer the explorer. So, if you didn’t have a chance to get away during the summer, don’t be discouraged! You have plenty of options out there to have a fun and festive vacation experience when you adventure to a fall travel destination.
What’s your favorite fall travel destination?