Fall is here and it’s the perfect time of year to hit the road and see the sights. As the leaves start to turn into colorful, vibrant hues and the weather gets cooler, it’s a great time to venture out. Fall is the time to put on your coziest sweaters, hike, explore, shop, take scenic drives, and eat comforting seasonal foods. This fall, experience the season to the fullest by heading to some of our favorite places in New England and beyond!
Looking for fun destinations to explore this fall? Today we’re sharing some fun ideas on where to travel this season and enjoy everything fall has to offer.
Where to travel this fall
We always like to start in our hometown because although we may be biased, it truly is the best fall. It’s no secret, Vermont’s foliage is absolutely breathtaking, and combined with the charming town of Woodstock, it’s simply unbeatable.
Head to Woodstock this fall and enjoy all your favorite fall treats, including pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin ice cream, hiking, apple picking, harvest celebrations, and more!take a look at our Woodstock, Vermont Fall Bucket List, 2 days itineraryand Best place to eatfor all our recommendations for exploring the city.
Charleston, South Carolina
Although Charleston isn’t a fall foliage destination per se, as an “evergreen city,” the fall weather itself makes it a great time to visit.As temperatures cool down after a hot Southern summer, Charleston begins to come alive ghost tour, historic hiking tours, and all the Southern food you can imagine. Head to one of the many rooftop bars for a drink, or head to the cozy bar.
visit Edmonton-Alston Building and browse the beautiful art collection Gibbs Museum. in September, Charleston Restaurant Week A great opportunity to enjoy special menus and discounted prices. MOJA Art Festival is another fall event in Charleston where many private homes are open to the public House and garden tour.
Grace Atwood has an outstanding Same goes for the Charleston Guide.
Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
Known for having some of the best fall foliage scenery around, cancamagus highway Stretching 35 miles through the White Mountains. Take the scenic drive or take your time camping at one of the many campgrounds along the highway. If you want to live nearby, consider North Conway.
Take scenic Highway 112 from North Conway to Lincoln.For an easy but stunning walk, go to Echo Lake State Park.If you want more hikes, check out cathedral ledge (This is also a popular rock climbing location). There are incredible views from the tops of North Conway and the White Mountains.Enjoy breakfast at Polly’s Pancake Shop (This is actually in Sugar Mountain).If you’ve worked up an appetite while hiking, check out barley and salt. Peak leaf viewing season is usually early to mid-October.
Newport, Rhode Island
As a Newport native, Jesse knows firsthand how magical fall in Newport can be. Summer in Newport can be too busy and crowded, which takes away from the island’s beauty. As the crisp fall air arrives, temperatures begin to slow down in Newport, making for a relaxing, peaceful vacation. Incorporate some fall foliage to give your ocean a fresh look. Enjoy a cliff walk and escape the heat and humidity of summer. Explore mansions, shop and dine in cozy bars and pubs.
Head to the Point neighborhood to see the charming colonial-style fall decorations. The island is filled with stunning foliage, take a stroll along Bellevue Ave or take a boat trip along Ocean Drive.Choose your own Sweetberry Farm and Rocky Brook Orchards. The town’s Trinity Church hosts a pumpkin patch every year, check their website for dates. Nitro There are some delicious seasonal coffee drinks and snacks.
Mad River Valley, Vermont
Jess and her family had a great time on a 48-hour trip through Vermont’s Mad River Valley. The foliage is beautiful, the restaurants are delicious, and the scenery is breathtaking. The drive to Woodstock is also very easy and amazing (about 1 hour and 10 minutes). I know Jess will be sharing more about her trip this week, but be sure to add it to your bucket list this fall.Check The new Madbush Falls Hotel in Waitsfield. Jesse said their dinner was great!
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is another place that welcomes the fall off-season with a wonderful sense of calm and beauty. If you don’t like crowds, experience the magic of Acadia National Park in the fall, with its cooler temperatures and peaceful season. It’s the perfect season for hiking, biking, and adventure among the beautiful foliage.Check night sky festival If you visit in late September.Go to bar harbor Wander the streets, browse the shops and enjoy a warm bowl of creamy chowder in cozy pubs and bars.
New York City
There’s something magical about New York City in the fall. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of the movies growing up, but the cool, refreshing sight of a stroll through Central Park feels so romantic and comforting. Head to the Big Apple for a fall break in the city. Admire the fall foliage in the park and enjoy walking the streets – shopping, dining and watching shows.Check out seasonal events such as great jack lantern flame, Scenery at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Pumpkin Night at the Bronx ZooFall-O-Ween at the New York Botanical Garden, great gatsby partyand The secret world of elephants On display at the American Museum of Natural History.
Berkshire family It’s a popular destination for urbanites in the fall because of its natural beauty and gorgeous fall colors.If you’d like to enjoy a spa day, head to Lenox Canyon Ranch Enjoy a luxurious escape.or try Kripalu Yoga Center For all your yoga and meditation needs. Lenox is a popular place for fine dining, shopping, arts, culture, hiking and biking. Explore this beautiful town and surrounding mountains.
Where is your favorite fall destination? Let us know in the comments below!
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