Ah, September. It marks the beginning of our favorite season: fall. It’s the time of year we can finally don our favorite flannel shirts, pull out our coziest throws and eagerly await the changing of the leaves.
While some of us would rather snuggle up indoors during these months, what many may not realize is September and October are actually some of the best times of the year to travel. Yes, January is typically the best month to fly, offering some of the lowest flight fares, but fall marks the end of peak travel season — what with summer wrapped up and kids back to school — meaning more vacation deals and less traffic if you’re traveling by car.
“Once September hits, most destination spots are in ‘low season,’ so you can find some great deals, not to mention the great weather that comes along with September,” Rachel Cruze, coauthor of Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money told US News.
To help you narrow it down, we’ve gathered the best trips to take this fall, including cities and parks with the most stunning fall foliage and best fall attractions.