With Labor Day Weekend upon us, fall is now only weeks away. Here are our top 10 places to jet off to when the autumn leaves begin to turn.
1. Hudson River Valley, NY
All along the Hudson, you’ll enjoy Monet-worthy fall colors, charming small towns, historic home tours and artisanal… everything. Plus, if you venture into Manhattan, Central Park is spectacular this time of year.
2. Austin, TX
The self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World” has a lot more to offer than just music. After the intense summer heat, enjoy beautiful Indian-summer weather, fantastic BBQ, rolling hills, river activities, plus all sorts of exciting autumn events like Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Fun Fun Fun Festival and the Austin Film Festival.
3. Park City, UT
This charming mountain town is the perfect setting for a fall getaway, and you’ll beat the ski season and Sundance crowds (a big bonus). To take full advantage of the mountain scenery and autumn outdoor activities, consider one of the luxury mountain homes at Victory Ranch, a nature-lover’s paradise just a short drive from Park City and Deer Valley.
4. Montreal, Quebec
Incredible fall colors combine with the launch of the fall arts and culture season in this hip Canadian metropolis. Take a hike or bike ride in the morning, and follow it up at night with a new play or live concert. The dining scene is world-class, too.
5. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Cabo peninsula is swarming in the summer, but in the fall you’ll have more of the beach to yourself, and the weather is still great. For the full Cabo experience with dining, spa treatments and more, stay at one of the world-class residential resorts such as Villas Del Mar or Hacienda Beach Club & Residences.
6. Nashville, TN
Autumn is beautiful in this country music mecca. There are a ton of festivals – American Festival, Indep. Music Festival, Music City Food & Wine Festival, just to name a few – plus great music and amazing Southern food. What’s not to like?
7. Oahu , North Shore, HI
Prefer the tropics to autumn cool? In Oahu, catch an early swell, beat the crowds, then kick back in the afternoon with a piña colada or take in a round of golf at any one of the nearby golf courses.
8. Bali, Indonesia
From beach bonfires to colorful temple ceremonies, Bali is a fall destination you won’t soon forget. Enjoy the culture of Ubud and then relax in mind-bending luxury and serenity at Alila Villas Uluwatu, a scenic seaside resort with a world-famous spa.
9. Palm Spring, CA
Cool fall breezes, incredible golf, a healthy food scene, unbeatable Mid-Century Modern architecture – Palm Springs is the ideal fall getaway close to Los Angeles. For a true luxury experience, stay (or own) at the brand new Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.
10. Banff/Lake Louise/Canmore, Alberta
Forget the summer crowds. Come here in the autumn, instead, to hike, bike, kayak and enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery, right as the colors change. Plus, enjoy the Lake Louise Fall Festival, Subaru Banff Triathalon, Canmore Marathon and Banff Centre for the Arts events such as concerts and the Mountain Film & Book Festival.