On a season scale of 1-10, we here at RELAXnation believe that Fall ranks in at an 11. Yes, it’s just THAT great. Fun holidays, cooler temperatures, changing scenery – there’s a lot to love. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last long. So to get the most out of the season, we propose a quick weekend trip, or two, that’ll get you out of the house and soaking up all of the autumn awesomeness.
To get your planning started, we’ve compiled a slew of quick autumn trip ideas from all over the United States so you can plan an inexpensive getaway to a location near you!
Ideas for fun fall day trips near Philadelphia
For thrill-seekers, history buffs, wine lovers and beach-goers, there are plenty of day trip options open to people living in or near Philadelphia.
Fall foliage trips from New York City
There’s a host of great spots to enjoy the beauty of New England, and all less than 3 hours from Manhattan.
Fall day trips in Massachusetts
Whether you’d like to go apple-picking, hike the Mohawk Trail or explore the Berkshires, there’s a variety of options in Massachusetts.
Atlanta Day Trips
Within a few hours of Atlanta you can getaway to the beautiful classic college town of Athens, experience a rafting adventure along the Chattooga River or enjoy the arts in Birmingham.
Enjoy spectacular fall foliage in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
Seasonal Autumn Fun in the Southeast
You can have fun across the south at an array of seasonal festivals, celebrations, fairs and special events (including fall food festivals – YUM!).
Day Trips from Kansas City
Haunted towns and natural springs are sure to delight the pickiest of travelers around Kansas City.
Michigan: Fall Color Tours
No matter what area of the state you are in, you’re just a short drive away from a colorful show.
15 Great Fall Views in the Upper Midwest
From the Mississippi River Valley to the Skyline Parkway in Duluth, these spectacular overlooks will wow.
O.C. Day Trip: Santa Ana Artists Village
Peek inside local artist studios as you stroll through Orange County’s changing fall leaves.
Denver Fall Day Trips
Crisp air, changing colors, and unique attractions – fall is the perfect time of year to explore some of the Denver area’s greatest treasures.
Top 5 Fall Hikes
Kick up leaves, splash through a creek, and take in the views during nature’s most spectacular season in Colorado, California, Arizona and Oregon.
Great Texas Road Trips for Autumn
While the colors of fall in Texas may not match the splendor of New England’s autumn blanket, there are plenty of places where you can get out and discover the changing season.
8 Ways to Soak Up the Southwest During the Fall
Get away to favorite hot springs, historic hideaways and awe-inspiring national parks.
Washington day trip: Bainbridge Island
Hop a ferry from Seattle to the Northwest’s new wine destination.
11 great fall trips in the Northwest
Pack your bags for cozy coast lodges, art shopping and spectacular hikes across the Northwest.
Now that we’ve shared our fall destination roundup, what’s yours? If you visit any of these areas, be sure to send us the pics!