If you’re like me and you live in a warm climate like Phoenix you’re probably finding it hard to believe that Fall officially started this week. I had to do a double take and check the calendar to make sure it was really true.
As sad as I am to say goodbye to my favorite season (summer) I am excited for cooler weather. I can hardly wait until boots and scarves are wearable again. I tried putting on a pair of boots the other day and immediately had to take them off because they were far too warm even inside with air conditioning. I’m also excited for better hiking weather (woo cardio!), pretending that the leaves are changing (ha!), and drinking coffee for the warmth and not just the life sustaining caffeine that it contains.
This week I’m teaming up with my friend Jenna to bring you guys Fall Welcome Week! We’re doing a giveaway so be sure to check that out here and enter to win some fall goodies including a Starbucks gift card.
9 Places To Visit In The Fall
Today I’m giving you guys 9 places that I think are perfect for fall travel. As someone who doesn’t get to see a lot of changing colors here in Arizona I get really excited about visiting places where you can. Here are some locations that I think are perfect for fall!
Whenever I think about fall colors I think about Boston. Not only is this city brimming with US history and tons of things for both families and solo adventures to do it’s also stunning in the fall.
2) San Francisco
One of my favorite cities in the world I always love a good visit to San Fran. Not only will fall mean less tourists it also means enjoyable weather before winter sets in. The perfect season to take a boat tour out to Alcatraz!
I had the pleasure of visiting Paris in the fall last year and it was a beautiful time to be in the city. Taking an iconic picture of the Eiffel Tower with beautiful fall leaves all around you? Priceless.
4) Aspen, CO
When a city is named for the trees you know it’s the perfect place to visit in fall. From what I’ve heard it’s best to visit during September or early October to avoid arriving to a bunch of barren aspen trees. And even better is avoiding the large crowds that arrive there every winter!
5) New York City
You can’t get much more classic than Central Park. Enjoy a good walk around with less tourists and enjoy a warm coffee while wearing a cute pair of boots.
Vancouver is one of the best cities I’ve visited as far as enjoying nature and spending time outdoors. Can you imagine biking around Stanley Park in the fall? Or exploring the outlying areas around Vancouver? Sounds amazing to me.
7) Melbourne/Sydney Australia
In case you live in an area where fall means freezing temperatures you might instead prefer to retreat to warmer weather. Where better to go than the southern hemisphere where you can enjoy spring weather instead!
8) Smoky Mountains (NC & Tennessee)
I’m not sure there’s a much better way to see an abundance of different trees in all their changing fall glory than in the smoky mountains. This is one location where the later part of fall is the perfect time to visit. Aim for October or November.
9) Napa Valley, CA
Last but not least,this list wouldn’t be complete without one more west coast option. Napa Valley is quite possibly the best display of fall colors in California and a fantastic place to visit year round.
Do you have a favorite place to travel to in the fall?