America is an amazing country with wondrous sights at every turn. With summer coming to an end, many people are hoping to take advantage of the cooler weather by finding a vacation spot worthy of exploration. If you’re in the market for a little adventure, here are three beautiful places to travel this fall season.
1. Sedona, Arizona
With its beautiful red rock mountains and gorgeous autumn temperatures, you’re bound to fall in love with this northern Arizona city. Sedona is known for its vortexes, state parks (Slide Rock and Red Rock), Pink Jeep Tours, breathtaking sunsets and remarkable stargazing opportunities.
Only 2 hours away from the Grand Canyon (Arizona’s greatest natural wonder), and one hour away from Flagstaff (the high country, where you’ll frequently find snow during the winter), Sedona is perfectly positioned by nearby landmarks you may also wish to visit.
2. New York City, New York
“Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?”
Those are the opening lyrics of a wildly popular song by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Maybe it’s the lovely weather: ranging from the low 50s to 70s. October also boasts the lowest rainfall totals for the year, creating ideal conditions for sight-seeing. It could be the robust color change of the fall leaves in Central Park. It may even be the annual Village Halloween Parade or the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes a bit later in the season when temperatures begin to drop even more. Whatever the reasons may be, millions of tourists marvel over New York City each fall season, with hopes of one day to return and do it all over again.
3. Asheville, North Carolina
Perhaps a little southern hospitality is more your cup of tea. In the western portion of North Carolina is a quaint mountain town that may pique your interest. The town of Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, a 250 room mansion that is considered to be the largest in the country. Historic architecture is certainly a notable feature of this city, but even if you aren’t a history buff, there are plenty of other attractions that make a fall visit worthwhile. Asheville boasts it’s vast brewery and culinary selections, a breathtaking art district, and outdoor activities for the adventurer in you. Average temperatures fall between the low 50s to low 70s with scattered showers here and there, so pack a light jacket for your travels.
These three cities make outstanding options for you and your family to visit. Whether you’re looking for traditional tourist stops or less well-known, under-the-radar gems, the beauty within each assuredly will make your trip one for the books. No matter which destination you choose, remember to have fun and focus on what’s most important – the memories you make.