Did you take a summer vacation? You probably had the best intentions of getting away for the summer, but like most of us, life gets in the way and those planned trips don’t always happen. Even if you did travel over the summer, Fall is also a fantastic time to take a trip! In many places, the weather is ideal and those large crowds have disappeared. Here are a few of our favorite places to travel during Fall Season. We hope you will enjoy them just as much as we do!
If you are looking for the perfect mix of fall foliage and outdoor activities, then Breckenridge is the perfect place! Start with a scenic drive over Boreas Pass Road, which ascends from downtown Breckenridge to over 11,400 feet. The fall foliage will tower over the road, as if you are driving through a golden tunnel. Not only will you be surrounded by vibrant fall colors, you will be able to take in the views of downtown, the ski resort and other peaks surrounding Breckenridge. Don’t forget, fall is Festival season. From Oktoberfest to the Film Festival, the inaugural Wine Classic to the Craft Spirits Fest, we can assure you that Breckenridge is a “must see” place to experience this season. View the top vacation rentals in Breckenridge.
Along with awe-inspiring falls, Niagara’s foliage typically reaches its peak in the third week of October. There are two areas that are a “must see” when visiting Niagara Falls in the Fall…and anytime for that matter. Clifton Hill and the Niagara Parkway. Clifton Hill and Niagara Parkway is lined with attractions that are fun for everyone! Fall sees little to no wait times at attractions, and if you are visiting scenic rides to capture the beauty of the Niagara Falls in the Fall, you are in for a treat! The changing colors are astonishingly beautiful. Catch a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel to photograph pictures from 175 feet in the sky on top of Canada’s largest observation wheel on the peak of Clifton Hill.
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Once a fairly well-kept secret, the Smoky Mountain fall colors now bring in thousands of visitors to the Gatlinburg and Asheville areas. The best time to see the Smoky Mountains fall foliage is anywhere from mid-October to early November. Hiking and biking have become very popular ways to view the fall foliage. Some of the best places to hike are the Appalachian Trail, Look Rock Tower, the Oconaluftee Trail, and the Sutton Ridge Overlook. If hiking or biking isn’t what you prefer, try the helicopter tour, or rent a motorcycle or Segway in Pigeon Forge. Whichever way you choose to explore the Smoky Mountains, we can guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience with spectacular views. Search vacation rentals in the area.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge comes alive with fall colors during September, October, and into early November. The Gorge is home to countless trails, and the best time to hike the trails is during fall season. Eagle Creek Trail has been said by many to be the best hike in the Gorge due to the spawning salmon that can be seen from the trail along with the forest that is lit up in bright and beautiful autumn colors. Hamilton Mountain is also on the list of the best trails in the Gorge as it has many waterfalls, cliffs and a forest filled with vine maples that light up the entire trail with color. If you are looking to getaway and relax before the busy winter season starts, then the Columbia River Gorge is the perfect place for you. Stay in a vacation rental near the Gorge for the ultimate relaxation experience.