Fall is coming up but that doesn’t mean that vacation ideas have to be put on hold. The autumn is a beautiful time to travel and you can we a lot of awesome things that aren’t available any other times of the year. Plus another upside to traveling in the fall is it’s a lot cooler. You don’t have to try to put up with sweltering heat and packed beaches. You can have a little bit more personal space and enjoy yourself at a nice serene destination that is sure to make you say “wowee wow wow.”

Next time you’re thinking of adventuring in the fall look no further than these fun autumn destinations all located within the United States of America.

 

Bald Head Island, N.C.

Escape all the crowds and the hustle and bustle of everyday life by coming to this supremely quiet island. During the summer people are running all over this place swimming, surfing and taking part in the many great things Bald Head has to offer. But once autumn hits the island becomes deserted and the only people left are the ones who actually live here, which are not many. You will have no cars buzzing by, just birds squawking and the waves crashing. You can enjoy the lighthouse or swim in the water which is still warm from the summer. The weather may get a bit chilly but it’s a small price to pay for your unbelievable relaxing getaway.

 

Katy Trail, Missouri

If you’re an exercise hound then go travel the Katy Trail in Missouri. You can walk, run or bike along part of or the entire 225-mile trail that runs along the Missouri River. This route also will take you through Missouri’s wine country so you can stop and treat yourself to a delicious glass of wine or eight, just be sure you sober up before hopping back on that bike. You can find plenty of great places to stay along the trail so you won’t have that hard of a time trying to relax while traversing the Katy Trail making this a great exercise filled vacation for you, active travelers.

 

Cape May, N.J.

A lot of people know Cape May for its excellent summer vacation potential. But many people don’t realize how great of a vacation spot Cape May is for the fall as well. Autumn turns Cape May into a magical destination when it is filled with monarch butterflies as they migrate through for a few weeks. You can ride your bikes, go shopping and eat all at magnificent places along the New Jersey coast.

 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

What would a fall vacation be without a visit to some apple orchards? Head to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and pick some apples in the many beautiful Lancaster apple orchards. Then head to a corn maze and if you ever get out of one of those you can have some time to hit a farmers market to enjoy some fresh homemade baked goods. It’s hard not to get in the fall mood when surrounded by all these prototypical fall activities. Plus the Amish charm is bursting at the seems in this beautiful town. Fall is a great season and the only way to truly enjoy it is to celebrate it on a great vacation.