Fall is the perfect time to travel because you miss all the summer crowds and heat. Bonus is that you get a change of scenery before winter settles in. Here are a few must-see places that offer beautiful views during fall weather.
The staggering mountains and striking hues of the changing leaves make Utah one of the must-see places on our list. There are plenty of areas worth seeing in Utah in the fall.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is a great place to start because it has fairly easy access, great accessible hikes, and amazing ski lodges that offer great food, ski lift rides, and lots to do and see during your time.
Next, take a trip to Park City for scenic views and a lovely drive. Then see where the stars walk around during Sundance Film Festival in downtown Park City. Then move south for a scenic drive on the Alpine Loop and through American Fork Canyon to see a pop of color from the beautiful tress.
Early fall in Seattle offers some sunny remnants of summer for those looking to escape the cooler temperatures.
Take a day trip to Mount Rainier to see the fall foliage and the incredible Washington greenery in fall. If you want to save on gas mileage or avoid getting a rental, there is a train that is fairly affordable and lots of fun that takes you right to the top.
Then, spend some time in the city seeing Pike’s Place Market, downtown Seattle, and the waterfront at a time when the crowds are thinner. The striking contrast of the lakes surrounding the area and the changing leaves is something to celebrate.
Renowned for its fall weather, Boston is the perfect trip for fall. With all the trees and foliage, you can soak in the beauty of America in one of its first cities.
Pack your jacket and scarf to learn about the history of America at a time that is less packed than summer (with more agreeable weather!). Walk the Freedom Trail for a history lesson that will take you through cemeteries to museums and historic places including the Old North Church and Bunker Hill. Take the chance to visit the Harvard campus, take a tour of Fenway Park, and definitely get a lobster roll.
Boston can be expensive so make sure you find ways to save money. If you’re going to be in the city for more than two days, consider buying a 7-day Charlie Card pass for unlimited train rides. Don’t forget to book your hotel, flights, and any other travel accommodations with a Platinum Visa credit card to build up some points to use on other travel plans! Using a credit card with good benefits makes it extremely easy for you to use your card to it’s fullest- look for one that has no transfer fee, or free access to view your FICO score to help you stay on track.
Catch the wildlife before they are ready to go into hiding in winter and see the beautiful transition of the leaves in Yellowstone National Park. It’s still warm enough to enjoy all the hiking, backpacking, and fishing the park has to offer without the crowds.
It’s one of the most popular destinations in America for a reason—it’s beautiful! People from all over the world come to see Old Faithful and mineral pools, and the fall is the perfect time to see it all. It’s still not too cold to camp, so pull up a comfortable folding lawn chair and enjoy the views.
Take advantage of the changing season and before winter sets in to enjoy everything that autumn offers in a new location.