Top Six Greatest US Cities for Your Fall Getaway

As the leaves start to turn colors and the weather turns to blissfully cool, it’s time to plan an autumn getaway. Although summer tends to be the season for far-off destination vacations, fall is the perfect season to road trip to somewhere absolutely breathtaking where you can take in all of the sights and smells of fall. Before you leave, be sure to check out (or any city you’re local to) in order to have peace of mind that your home is safe while you enjoy your weekend travel.

Here are the top six US cities perfect for fall travel:

1. Chicago

The windy city is beautiful in the fall. The leaves have turned colors, the weather is cooler, and the tourism is much quieter. According to Lillian Polz, the head of a Chicago marketing firm, “It’s cooler, the trees on Michigan Avenue are turning colors, and it’s a great time to visit Brookfield and Lincoln Park zoos. The animals that were lethargic during the summer. . .are all in their best winter coats and are much more lively.”

2. Denver

Although the trees in resort towns outside of Denver have usually already begun to change colors before the true fall season, Denver’s foliage still outshines them in October. Not only are all of the hiking and biking trails full of golden colors, but also the city itself is decked out with brilliant yellow cottonwood trees. Plus, Denver hosts a booming Oktoberfest so for beer and fall fans, it’s the best of both worlds.

3. Nashville

During the fall, not only is Nashville a gorgeous cityscape, it’s also host to some of the greatest music festivals, such as the Independent Music Festival, the Americana Festival, and Loveless Cafe’s Biscuits and Bluegrass Festival. But, the biggest draw to Nashville in the fall is its salute to southern, farm-to-table cuisine with The Music City Food & Wine Festival.

4. Portland, Maine

At the very northeast corner of the US sits one of the prettiest and most forgotten states: Maine. Portland, Maine offers fall travelers a foodie-palooza known as Harvest on the Harbor where visitors can sample hundreds of different dishes (including Main’s incredible lobster) all the while enjoying the sites Portland has to offer.

5. New York City

This bustling city is an absolute fall-lovers dream city in autumn. Central Park is transformed into a sea of golden-hued trees whose leaves line the walkways within the park. Or, take a trip to Chelsea and see the High Line—the park created out of old rail tracks—where you can grab a cup of coffee from the Blue Bottle kiosk and see the city from a high vantage point.

6. Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota offers visitors a gorgeous scape of fall greenery before the cold winter sets in. For the outdoor-adventure types, two of the highlights Minnesota has to offer are the Minneapolis Bike Tour and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, which has been called the prettiest urban marathon thanks to its route along parkways, lakes, and tree-canopied route.

Enjoy the sights of fall this year with a fun weekend getaway to any of these beautiful cities!

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