Best Places to Travel in the Fall: The 5 Destinations on My Fall Bucket List

If you’ve ever wondered where to travel in the fall in the US, this post is for you! From Seattle and Monterey on the west coast to the Catskills and Vermont on the east coast, you don’t want to miss these standout destinations and hotels. These really are the best places to travel in the fall, so get planning your next long weekend away!

Collage of hotels to travel to in the fall

By Memorial Day, I usually want nothing more than to be staring out at the horizon with nothing more than ocean waves and blue skies in view. Sandy toes, swimsuits, grilling– give me all the summertime feels, please and thank you. Come Labor Day, though, I want foliage. I want pumpkin spice in my pancakes and cool breezes in my morning air. I want to be able to layer my clothes and sip my hot beverages outdoors which means I’m usually craving a trip out of town. (It will be late October at best before we are doing any of the above in Austin!).

The Best Places To Visit In The US in Fall

Are you heading anywhere this month? If you’re looking for a fall adventure, these five hotels will remind you that the times (err, seasons) really are a changin’. They are the perfect places to visit when the seasons change, which one will be your favorite?!

Best Places to Travel in the Fall – Beautiful Views

Top Notch Resort, VT: Stowe, Vermont in the fall has long been on my fall bucket list. This resort is the perfect blend of breathtaking mountain views and fun things to do nearby.

A hotel to travel too with fall scenerySeating area at a hotelswimming pool at a hotel

via Top Notch Resort

Best Places to Travel in the Fall – The Outdoors!

The Swag, Smoky Mountains: Once you’ve checked in, don’t plan on getting back in the car here. Everything you need is at your fingertips– mountain air, plenty of hiking and gourmet meals that will rival any where you’ve come from.

A hotel in the mountains for fall travelA porch with two chairs onFall views from a hotel

via The Swag

Best Places to Travel in the Fall – A Waterfront Getaway

The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle: This is Seattle’s only water-front hotel. It marries the tranquility of being on the sea with the convenience of the city and everything Seattle has to offer. To be honest, though, they had us at the tartan carpet and tufted leather sofas. Sea views at a hotel to travel to in fall

A hotel room in a fall hotel

A hotel lobby with sea view

via Dame Traveler

Best Places to Travel in the Fall – Time to Relax!

The DeBruce, Catskills, New York: From the expansive views of the Willowemoc Valley and River to the clawfoot bathtubs, this spot is a holistic experience to transport you to another time and away from whatever stresses are currently ailing your day-to-day. The perfect reset as we head into the busy holiday / Q4 season.

A hotel room with fall decor

A fall landscape

A table setting at a hotel Views of trees by a hotel pool

via Trip Advisor

Best Places to Travel in the Fall – The Perfect Long Weekend

Monterey Tides, Monterey CA: The central California Coast is one of my favorite places, but the central California Coast in the fall when the weather is cool and the air is crisp is near perfect. Cozy up, take a drive through Pebble Beach or meander around the downtown shops. This spot is perfect for a long fall weekend.

A fireplace in a fall hotel room

Seaviews from a hotel

Hotel decor

A hotel pool

via Monterey Tides

Long Weekends Away!

I mean, who doesn’t love a long weekend away?! It’s a great way to get away from the hustle bustle of everyday life and spend quality time with your friends and family. Holiday season will be upon us soon, so it’s a great way to recharge before all of the festive entertaining starts!

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What Are Your Plans?

I’d love to hear what your travel plans are for fall! Have you been to any of these places? Be sure to drop me a comment below – I’d love to chat to you!

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  1. All of these places look amazing!! Have you ever been to northern Michigan during the fall? I think you’d love it. I’ve always wanted to go to Mackinac Island during the fall since I’ve heard it’s gorgeous. I’ve only been during the summer.

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