As the season changes, we have exciting destinations for autumn family travel! Depending on where you live in the United States, fall is a great time to travel and enjoy the natural beauty other locations offer. Are you planning a trip to see the fall foliage? Take the time to enjoy these cities covered in majestic gold, red and orange fall hues.The locations are beautiful and offer new and exciting excursions your family is sure to love.
Settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the world. The fall hues are breathtaking and Asheville offers plenty of family fun. Take time to visit the Biltmore, local restaurants, breweries, natural waterslides, and the list goes on. This city is alive with activities to get you and your family out and enjoying the great outdoors. Asheville is the epitome of an exciting destination for autumn family travel!
The Great Smoky Mountains are a popular destination to see fall foliage. There are a variety of mountain ranges that peak over 6,000 feet and offer a wide range of tree species. Cades Cove and Newfound Gap offer the best drives with views of natural streams and waterfalls. Additionally, there are other attractions, such as Dolly Parton’s Dollywood (Tennessee side), Ripley’s Believe It or Not Aquarium (Gatlinburg), and the Ober Aerial Tramway (Gatlinburg).
October is a sublime month to visit the Adirondacks, which includes harvest festivals, apple picking, and hiking amongst the beautiful fall foliage. With over six million acres of beautiful forest and a variety of trees that produce majestic fall hues, it’s an intriguing place for your family to enjoy. There are 13 scenic byways for travelers to enjoy. If you have time this fall, this is truly a place you don’t want to miss.
When people think of Napa Valley, they think of its outstanding wine and vineyards. The trees in the hills have dazzling color changes. However, in the vineyards, you will witness beautiful gold, orange, and crimson hues. There are a variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts for a romantic stay or friend getaway.
My favorite is the Meritage Resort and Spa is one of my personal favorites. The best way to see the foliage is on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Combine your love of great wine and food with fall flair this season.
Most people don’t think about New Mexico as a location for fall foliage however, there is some unique foliage that you don’t want to miss. Check out the purple cinquefoil and golden cottonwood trees found in the northern part of the state.
The most popular route begins in Taos, New Mexico, and ends in Eagles Nest. This route will give you the best view of the mountains.
In addition, there are various places to travel during this marvelous time of the year. Check out our article on the great adventures of Seattle!