The summer crowds have thinned, the air is crisp, and the colors are some of the most vibrant all year—from rugged outdoor adventures to relaxing wine-filled escapes, fall is the perfect time to explore and enjoy all the season has to offer.
Revel in the rich colors of autumn with some of the top getaway destinations in the nation that promise something for everybody.
This pine forest region is tucked next to the Cascade Mountain Range and along the Deschutes River Valley, offering the best of both land and water activities.
Push your inner daredevil to the extreme with mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and backpacking.
Fall adventure at its finest awaits here.
Estes Park, Colorado:
Nestled against Rocky Mountain National Park, this autumn escape filled with brilliant fall hues, active wildlife, and sometimes even the occasional snowfall is a seasonal dream.
Cast your fishing rod in one of the many trout-filled lakes and watch elk and bighorn sheep lock antlers as you hike your way to a waterfall picnic—all with the majestic, snow-capped Rocky Mountains and golden fall foliage as your backdrop.
Napa Valley, California:
California wine country features some of the most dramatic seasonal changes that perfectly pair your Merlot with the cozy brilliance of fall.
Enjoy the romantic autumn art of winemaking, cruise your way up Highway 29 to wineries just off the beaten path, or ride the aerial gondola to get a bird’s-eye view of the red and yellow fall colors enveloping the valley.
No matter where this harvest season may take you, we hope you enjoy it—and all its splendid color—to the fullest!