Wondering where to travel this fall? As the weather begins to cool down and summer fades into fall, these are the best cities in the United States for a getaway this year.
From colorful autumn foliage to spooky Halloween fun, the following cities are perfect for a fall trip.
Here are the best U.S. destinations to check out this fall:
1. Boston, Massachusetts
Boston is one of the best cities in the U.S. to visit during the fall. It’s incredibly picturesque as the leaves begin to change colors in areas like the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill.
You also can’t miss taking a day trip to Salem, which is less than 30 minutes from Boston by train. This historic town is known for being the home of the notorious Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693.
These days, Salem capitalizes on its spooky history with ghost tours, occult shops, and Halloween events throughout the month of October.
2. Savannah, Georgia
Another one of the best places to travel this fall is Savannah, Georgia. This charming Southern city is known for its unique and beautiful architecture. In the historic heart of the city, visitors can discover 23 public squares filled with fountains and Spanish moss-draped live oak trees.
Fall is the best time to visit Savannah because the weather finally starts to cool down. While it’s incredibly hot and humid during the summer, it starts to cool down in late October.
Savannah is also known for being one of the most haunted cities in the United States, making it perfect for a fall trip before Halloween. Right now, Savannah is also the number one trending destination in the country.
3. New York, New York
Fall is one of the best times of year for a trip to New York City. The city begins to feel less crowded once the summer tourist crowds have dispersed. Prices are also much lower in the fall compared to the busy summer season and the upcoming holiday season.
You can see beautiful fall foliage in Central Park as the leaves start to change to vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Further uptown, the Met Cloisters is another great place to see fall foliage.
While many people want to experience Christmas in New York as a bucket list travel experience, many locals agree that fall is actually the best time of year to be in New York!
4. Asheville, North Carolina
If you’re looking for a smaller city to visit this fall, check out Asheville, North Carolina. This underrated city has been growing as a hotspot for art, food, and culture in recent years.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a fantastic destination for fall foliage — take a drive down the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall colors at their best. Another great place to visit in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, an extravagant private residence constructed by the Vanderbilt family in the late 19th century.
Asheville is also known for its great restaurants and craft breweries, making this the perfect place for a foodie trip.
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
Finally, New Orleans is an excellent spot to travel during the fall. Much like Savannah, New Orleans is hot and humid during the summer but enjoys slightly cooler weather in the fall.
It’s also known for being one of the most haunted cities in the United States, and ghost tours are a popular activity in the fall. Beyond its haunted history, New Orleans is famous for its French influences and unique culture.
You can’t miss listening to a live jazz show, experiencing lively Bourbon Street, or trying a delicious sugary beignet (a type of deep-fried pastry) at a famous location like Cafe du Monde.
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