Is there any denying that Mother Nature really puts on a show in the fall? From the changing leaves to the crisp bite in the air, the season is a work of art. It's enough to give anyone a serious case of autumnal wanderlust because of course you want to soak up every splendid second of fall's glory you can from as many vistas as possible.
There's only one rub: Travel costs money, and budgeting for a fall-centric vacation every other week may not be in the cards for many of us. Unless, that is, you combine the best of both worlds and opt for fall weekend getaways that just so happen to be affordable too.
The following locales are just that. Some are off the beaten path; some are right outside major city centers — but they all make the best of everything autumn has to offer. See for yourself.