The Best US Cities for Fall Travel


Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean your plans to travel need to be.  Check out these five cities that wow this time of year.  Who knows, one might be in your own backyard… or at least a short road trip away!

1. Santa Fe, NM

It may not be the first place you would think to go for fall foliage, but there’s no shortage of  autumn here.  Plus, it’s home to some of the best fine art galleries and eateries in the country.  Unpack your bags at the Bishop’s Lodge and be sure to make reservations at Joseph’s before skipping town.


2.  Boston, MA

If you want a city feel, you can wander the North End, but be sure to pop over to the Public Garden for this stunning fall view.  Rest your head at the Hotel Commonwealth and be sure to not miss the acclaimed cash only Italian eatery, Giacomo’s.


3. Anchorage, AK

Hop aboard one of the trains from the Alaska Railroad Depot and take in some of the most stunning views that fall has to offer.  Be sure to catch a glimpse of Prince William Sound during your stay and grab a pizza and some ale from Moose’s Tooth.  As for hotels, the Hotel Captain Cook seems to be a favorite.  (For more boutique lodges you’ll want to head outside of the city.)


4. East Dummerston, VT

This quaint town is home to Dwight Miller Orchards, one of the largest certified organic farms in the Northeast.  Stop by for some of the best apple-picking around and be sure to pick up some fresh maple syrup and cider from the farm stand.  It’s a bit of a drive, but On The River Inn in Woodstock is worth the commute.


5. Alexandria Bay, NY

This little town is home to the Boldt Castle and Yacht House, built by famed owner of the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.  After touring his reknowned digs, hop on over to Thousand Islands Winery for more breathtaking views and a little vino.


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  3. Ok! Ready to visit them all. Have someone pick me up right away! I’d love to visit Boston in the fall. I’ve visited in spring and summer, but Fall in New England just sounds divine. I might move in to MA or VT for a month or two!

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  4. What a timely post! I’m heading to Boston tomorrow, although the fall colors won’t be out yet I’m site it’ll still be great

  5. Kay schoening


    What beautiful places!

  6. love it…great ideas…thanks Jen!!!

  7. I think I have caught the travel bug now! Makes me want to go to the mountains and watch the glorious leave changes =D

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