Sometimes it’s nice to get out of your hometown for a few days, and the fall is the perfect time to do that. If you love to watch the leaves change color and savor everything pumpkin-flavored, these are some of the best cities in America to travel to this season.
While the leaves start to change early in Denver, October is the time to experience the turning of the season. Surrounded by beautiful yellow cottonwood trees, you can glimpse magnificent views along the High Line Canal or from the Cherry Creek Bike Trail. If you’re here for the beer though, Denver has you covered. Autumn brings a lineup of festivals for beer-lovers, including Denver’s Oktoberfest, the Denver Beer Fest, and the Great American Beer Festival.
What’s better than fresh Maine lobster? Fresh Maine lobster at Harvest on the Harbor, which features the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition where audience members are encouraged to taste and vote along with the professional judges. Portland is also close to Bradbury Mountain so if you have your hiking boots handy, take a trek up the mountain and experience views of the best local foliage.
New York City, New York
Central Park is a spectacular sight to see any time of the year, but more so in the fall. To get one of the best views, take a trip to the meadow by Belvedere Castle and experience a panoramic view of the park from one of its two balconies. You can also experience a magnificent view of the park in a park facing room at The Park Lane Hotel.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Autumn is a never-ending celebration in the Crescent City thanks to Septembers New Orleans Burlesque Festival, October’s Voodoo Music Experience, and November’s Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. The humidity is much lower in the fall, there are fewer crowds, and if you’re a football fan, there is an intense enthusiasm for Saints football. You can join locals at Champions Square next to the Superdome before home games for tailgating and live music.
Savannah is known to be one of the most infamously haunted cities in America, and the spectral sites are increased ten-fold during the fall. You can join haunted pub crawls like the one with Moon River Brewing Company, visit haunted hotels such as 17Hundred90 Inn, or take a City of the Dead Tour hosted by Blue Orb. If creepy haunts aren’t your thing, you can explore one the many fall festivals, such as the Savannah Food Day Festival.