Where to Go This Fall!

As the summer days dwindle down and people prepare for the kick-start of the school year, most people are not thinking about traveling, after all summer was so great! But, fall is the best time of year to pack your bags for a quick weekend getaway or a nice week-long vacation to enjoy the changing colors and cooler weather. While we adore the summer and all that comes with it, we here at Classic Travel Connection also love the fall and have picked a few (out of many) destinations that would make perfect destinations for your fall getaway!

Asheville, North Carolina - Asheville is a huge up-and-coming travel destination known for so much, one of those being their amazing food scene. The hills of the Carolinas burst with color during the fall, and Asheville is the perfect place to set up camp for a driving tour down Blue Ridge Parkway to see the leaves. If a driving tour isn’t enough, go for a hike along the Appalachian Trail and see the beautiful foliage up close. You could also visit the infamous Biltmore Estate and see its landscape come alive around late September to October.

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Montreal, Canada - Montreal is beautiful year-round, but the changing leaves add a bit more magic to this Canadian gem. Visit the Montreal Botanical Gardens or Mount Royal Park, which boasts stunning views of the fall foliage. It also doesn’t hurt that the months of September, October, and November in Montreal are filled with festivals and cooling temperatures perfect for all types of travelers. Just be sure to bundle up if you travel in the later months.

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Charleston, South Carolina - As long as we are talking about cities that are gorgeous year-round, we have to mention Charleston. The only difference is that the fall offers less humidity, moderate temperatures, and stunning tree leaves amidst the historic cobblestone streets and pastel buildings. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, stroll along the Battery, hop on a boat tour, visit Magnolia Gardens, or simply explore all this charming town has to offer without the summer crowds.

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Yosemite National Park - Nature lovers, this is for you. Yosemite is one of the most picturesque destinations we know of, and it is brimming with countless fall activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and camping that will keep you busy for as many days as you want. While the park tends to be busy during this time of year, we recommend heading out early to beat the crowds. Nothing like a morning hike watching the sunrise in the quiet of nature to prepare for the upcoming holidays.

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Southern California - California is known for having moderate temperatures, and with so many destinations hosting a collection of events and festivals, Southern California could not be left off of this list. For all you road-trippers, take a trip along the Big Sur, just be sure to enjoy the amazing Redwood Forests, pristine coastline, and partake in the numerous hiking trails along the way. For those of you wishing to stay in one place, opt for San Francisco or San Diego. With the summer crowds gone, you can enjoy all the city has to offer without the hassle.

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North Conway, New Hampshire - It’s no secret that New England comes alive during the fall season with it’s numerous scenic drives along tree-lined roads and countless fall festivals. North Conway is the perfect destination for those wanting all the fall foliage without the crowds. Hop on the Conway Scenic Railroad and enjoy first-class treatment as the stunning landscape passes by or opt for an early morning drive along the Kancamagus Highway. Whatever you choose, you can’t escape the amazing scenery.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Located in the beautiful Teton Range, Jackson Hole may seem like a faraway place, but it is one of the best places to visit in the fall. In September, travelers can enjoy daily temperatures in the 70s while exploring Grand Teton National Park or taking a trip to Granite Hot Springs. Autumn in Jackson Hole also means the occurrence of a few fall festivals along with the picture perfect mountain views. What more could you ask for?

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While these are just a few of our favorite fall destinations in the U.S., there are countless others that hold special memories for us. If you would like more information about planning a trip this fall or have any questions, please reach out to us. Our travel advisors would be more than happy to talk with you!

Katelyn Mitchell