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Fall Travel Destinations

Fall is typically the time of year to find lower prices, fewer crowds and cooler weather. If you've been holding off on booking a vacation, now is the time to make your move. Come experience the cool air, changing colors and get some much needed time off. Here is a list of some of the best travel destinations and must see activities to do.

Asheville, NC

The city is an unexpected gem known for its vibrant art scene mixed with Southern charms and traditions and unforgettable scenery. Come discover why Asheville is known as a quaint little mountain town, Hipster Haven and Beer City USA. This town has a little something for everyone.

Must See:

Biltmore Estate

This vast French Renaissance-style estate of George Vanderbilt has a storied past dating back to 1889. The estate is considered America's largest private home, the 250-room estate – with 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and a whopping 65 fireplaces You will be blown away with the view of 8,000 acres of gardens and the estate includes 2 ½ miles of walking paths to take in the charm.

Asheville Urban Trail

Come sightsee and take in downtown as you walk through the 1.7-mile-long trail and be swept away as the city showcase its unique history. The trail’s 30 stops are marked with a public sculpture that captures an important person or moment in the area's history.

Pisgah National Forest

Over 500,000 acres of lush greenery, Pisgah National Park offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Discover beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes and appreciate the great open outdoors.

Grand Canyon, AZ

If you are looking for some unforgettable natural scenery this is the place to be. The conditions in the fall make this place the perfect destination for hiking. The Grand Canyon is one of the oldest national parks in the US and still astonishes visitors with its unique color combinations, geological wonders and rock formations.

Must See:

Gland Canyon Village

Grand Canyon Village is home to Yavapai Point, which is one of the best places to view the canyon and all its glory. Ideal for those who’d prefer not to camp but still want to stay within the park.

North Rim

Rugged, isolated trails and sparse facilities is as good as it gets for those wanting a challenge. The beauty in this area is that it will likely remain relatively underdeveloped therefore keeping the atmosphere peaceful and quiet. If you venture here make sure to swing by the 8,803-foot Point Imperial and take a picture of the highest point on the North Rim.

Bright Angel Trail

This trail is a little more than 6 miles long one way. Make sure to pack camping gear and carry plenty of water with you if you plan on going all the way to Plateau Point. The reward will be one of the best views of the river you have ever set your eyes on.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

This national park is home to multiple hiking trails, cascading waterfalls and all kinds of wildlife. During the fall you can see true autumn colors as you make your way through the park on a scenic excursion.

Must See:

Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap sits at an elevation of 5,046 feet which is the lowest drivable pass in the park. Load up the family and get ready for a roller coaster ride in your very own car.

Sugarlands Visitor Center

The center features extensive natural history and exhibits which includes a film about the park. Make sure to stop by first to load up on information, rest and don’t forget to visit the local gift shop to purchase a keepsake of your time here.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

This trail is nearly 6-miles-long, offers stunning mountain scenery and provides access to two of the region's most popular waterfalls: Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls. Explore historic log cabins and the remains of a mountain village, the Roaring Fork Cemetery and an array of wildlife from birds and deer to black bears.

Acadia National Park, ME

Spectacular is the only way to describe autumn in Acadia National Park. This national park on the coast of Maine attracts leaf peepers from across the country every year. Cooler temperatures will make the park's challenging hikes more enjoyable.

Must See:

Cadillac Mountain

Come discover the tallest mountain in the park, and the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic seaboard. Don’t forget to set your alarms to catch the sunrise as Cadillac Mountain is the first point of the US to greet the rising sun's rays from early October to early March.

Park Loop Road

Adventure out and take a quick tour to discover all the wonderful sights and trails. Popular spots like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff can all be seen on Park Loop Road..

Jordan Pond

Jordan Pond will leave you mesmerized as you set your eyes on crystal-clear waters that mirror the surrounding mountains. The picturesque atmosphere will leave you speechless.

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe is a colorful city, bursting with a rich history including Gothic cathedrals, Spanish-influenced architecture and buildings that date back to the 16th century. If you have a flare for the arts, love of authentic cuisines, and a passion for culture make sure to book a trip here.

Must See:

Canyon Road

The area is touted as an art lover's mecca because there is more than 100 art galleries along the street and you'll find everything from jewelry and pottery to sculptures and paintings. The street alone is full of vibrant and lively colors that will leave you wanting more.

Santa Fe Plaza

The Santa Fe Opera House is a world-renowned venue. Guests can arrive early before the show and many often do, specifically to tailgate in the surrounding parking lots with picnics, gourmet meals and drinks. Be prepared to see people dressed to the nines, sipping on sparkling wine and enjoying the good life.

Santa Fe Opera House

The Santa Fe Opera House is a world-renowned venue. Guests can arrive early before the show and many often do, specifically to tailgate in the surrounding parking lots with picnics, gourmet meals and drinks. Be prepared to see people dressed to the nines, sipping on sparkling wine and enjoying the good life.

SaN Diego, CA

In the fall San Diego’s average highs hover in the 70s. Experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and get lost in your thoughts on a secluded sandy stretch. There is plenty to do from soaking up some sun to surfing or head north to hike the trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Must See:

Balboa Park

Home to the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is a great place for a stroll, bike ride or picnic. Here you can adventure out and wander around the park's many gardens while admiring the intricate Spanish-Renaissance. The park also features a cactus garden, rose garden, a Japanese-style garden as well as a palm tree canyon, among many others.

Mission Beach & Pacific Beach

Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are one giant connected shoreline in San Diego. The beach is a popular spot in San Diego for surfing pros and beginners because of the high and lows of the beach waves.

Coronado Beach

Calm waves makes this beach a popular destination with families and couples due to its mile long shoreline, clean sands and peaceful setting. Come and rejuvenate you mind, soul and body at Coronado Beach.

Fall is just around the corner. Temperatures start to drop, leaves start to change colors and flight and hotels start easing up just a little bit. If you didn’t get a chance to travel in the summer, this is your time to escape the crowds, social distance and discover beautiful new destinations.

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