While summer is frequently thought of as the primary time to travel, the fall brings with it so much beauty that it’s a good time to consider planning a trip. Fall can often be a less expensive time to travel as well since kids are in school, and fewer people are going on vacation.
Here are some of the best fall travel destinations:
Nashville: The weather is truly amazing in Nashville in the fall. It’s temperate enough to make sightseeing feel comfortable, plus during this time of year you can enjoy festivals and events like the Music City Food and Wine Festival. Another Nashville fall festival worth visiting is the Biscuits and Bluegrass Festival. Fall in Nashville is the perfect time to not only enjoy culture and fabulous food, but also beautiful foliage.
Upstate New York: Upstate New York is synonymous with classic fall activities like hayrides and apple picking. It’s the perfect time to visit some of the small towns making up the area before it gets too cold and snowy. You can visit local farms and pick up artisan items, as well as having the opportunity to stay in some of the country’s most charming inns.
New York City: There’s perhaps no place in the world that’s quite like New York City in the fall. The air is crisp, central park is colorful and there’s a bustle in the air that comes as residents get back from summering in the Hamptons and resume their hectic lifestyles.
New Orleans: New Orleans can be one of those cities that’s almost impossible to visit in the summer because of the humidity and the high temperatures. During the fall, you get a break from the extreme heat the area is known for, plus the crowds tends to thin out during this time of year. Fall in New Orleans also means it’s time to gear up for Saints Football, and there are quite a few festivals held at this time of year.
Savannah: Savannah is another city similar to New Orleans that’s perfect to visit in fall because the weather gets so much more bearable. During the summer months, you can expect to be dripping in sweat when you’re walking around this iconic southern city, but fall offers a reprieve so you can enjoy your surroundings. The fall is when the city hosts jazz and film festivals so you can get a nice bit of culture while you’re there as well. If you plan your trip around Halloween, it can be even better. Savannah is known for its spooky historic sites and graveyards, so why not have a little scary fun while you’re there?
: Orlando is packed with theme parks and family fun, but the peak season in this city is really any time kids are out of school, which is why fall is a great time to plan your trip. Not only is the central Florida weather more friendly, but you’re going to beat some of the crowds associated with summer and winter school vacation schedules.