Now that summer is officially here, brightly-colored foliage, apple picking and sipping a pumpkin latte by the fire may be the last things on your mind. But savvy travelers know that fall is the perfect time to book a getaway. There are many reasons why, including:
- It’s less expensive. Fall is one of the cheapest times of year to travel, with discounts on airfares, hotels and train tickets. You will even find lower prices for activities, food and products in local stores. Since your dollar will go farther, you might even be able to upgrade your flight or extend your trip.
- There are fewer tourists. As people head back to school and work, you won’t have to contend with crowded beaches or long lines at restaurants, museums, parks and attractions. This means you can take full advantage of everything your dream destination has to offer.
- The scenery is spectacular. With its changing leaves, clear blue skies and soft, golden light, fall is a beautiful time of year. Whether you are hiking through the forest or driving along a tree-lined highway, you will find no shortage of breathtaking scenery and picturesque views that can only be experienced during the autumn season.
- The weather is ideal. Not a fan of summer’s sweltering or winter’s bone-chilling cold? Fall’s not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperatures is just right for walking, cycling, camping, sightseeing, outdoor dining and yes – even relaxing poolside.
Fall is the best time to get away!
September and October are the best times to travel to countless destinations across the U.S. From national parks to iconic cities, here are five great places to consider visiting this fall. (And remember to book your ride with one of New Jersey’s reputable limousine services the safest and most reliable way to get to and from the airport, train or bus station.)
- Acadia National Park, Maine: With its granite peaks, rock-strewn shores and dazzling fall foliage, Acadia offers the best of what the season is all about. Activities like hiking, biking, bird spotting and camping are offered in the park, and there is plenty of shopping and dining in Bar Harbor. For ideal weather and smaller crowds, visit after Labor Day and before the leaf-peepers arrive.
- Shenandoah Valley, Virginia: The Shenandoah Valley is home to dozens of charming towns, wineries and picnic spots, and countless hiking trails. Traveling Skyline Drive along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park is the perfect way to see the region’s spectacular fall foliage show.
- Charleston, South Carolina: Summer is the rainy season in Charleston, but September and October offer sunny skies and mild temperatures. (It’s also a great time for hotel deals!) This beautiful city has something for everyone – from elegant colonial buildings and antebellum manor houses to beautiful beaches and gourmet dining.
- Chicago, Illinois: Fall is the perfect time to visit this vibrant, walkable city. The glory of autumn can be seen in parks, green spaces and along tree-lined avenues, and you’ll find numerous attractions including a thriving arts and music scene and a vast array of eateries where you can indulge in delicious seasonal dishes.
- San Francisco, California: Between the mild weather, the endless activities and the incredible food, you will find more than enough to see and do in this iconic city. Fall happenings range from annual festivals where you can experience the diversity of the city’s neighborhoods to film festivals and oyster happy hours.