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Fall travel ideas for the family

Taking a vacation is something that everyone enjoys. A vacation is a good way of relaxing and recharging the batteries. Whether you have children and want a fun-filled family holiday, or you want a romantic break for two to rekindle the romance in your relationship, America is a great place to take a vacation.

A fall vacation can not only be a refreshing break, but it may also save you money. Depending on where you go and what you want to see, the fall can be cheaper than the summer.

America is a large country, and with so many states to choose from, you can have a beach holiday, a skiing holiday, or a holiday hiking through the woods. The US has some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world.

Fall travel ideas for the family

Alabama may be well known for its sunny beaches, but if wild water is more your style, then the state boasts some fantastic white water in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. The white water here will challenge even the most experienced rafter or kayaker. However, if you do not fancy braving the waters, the scenery is also fantastic.

Alaska is one of the world’s last great wildernesses, and there is a stunning range of wildlife, from orcas to bears to moose. The state also boasts a great range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, whale watching, cruising, and trekking. In the fall, Alaska is a good destination for both autumn color and the aurora borealis.

Fall is a time when the trees change color, creating a dazzling array of beautiful hues. Aspen in Colorado is the place to visit when the leaves on the trees turn a rich yellow color. The golden tones of the trees make a beautiful contrast to the craggy mountain peaks and evergreens. The season is short; mid-September is the best time to go, and by the first week of October, it is largely over.

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s great natural wonders. The Grand Canyon stretches for 277 miles and is 18 miles wide and one mile deep. Sculpted erosion and a palette of geological colors make for some breathtaking views. Visit in the fall and you will find that the crowds are thinner and the weather is slightly cooler, which is perfect for hiking.

Vacationing in the fall can mean that hotel prices are cheaper. If you want to plan a romantic getaway or a luxury break, then check out hotels such as Mohonk Mountain House. Situated just 90 miles north of New York, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark. The resort is located on cliffs above a beautiful mountain lake and offers its guests a variety of facilities and activities, including an award-winning spa, hiking, golf, and cycling. The hotel would make a great base for exploring the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

If you want to have a great holiday in the fall, whether it is a family holiday or a romantic break for two, a relaxing holiday, or an activity-packed holiday, it pays to plan ahead. Do some research online to choose your destination and look out for any deals on hotels or attractions in the area you want to visit.


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  1. Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life

    September 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    That’s so pretty! The Grand Canyon is amazing!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      I hope to see it one day, I do love the little grand canyon (Providence Canyon) so I just bet I’d love it too.

  2. MsCrookedHalo

    September 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I have never even seen a real waterfall but I picture myself frolicking about in one like those kids in the movie Blue Lagoon.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      I love taking photos of waterfalls. They are so amazing to me.

  3. lexie

    September 27, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I love heading to new york for fall time! Sleepy Hollow is a favorite as we get closer to Halloween!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      I’ve never been to NY, I’m so jealous. :)

  4. nicole

    September 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    On my bucket list, and what beautiful photo.

  5. Rosey

    September 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I’d love to visit the Grand Canyon. I’d def. want to make that a family trip though. i think my kids would love it.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 28, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      I think my grand would complain about the hike lol. I’ll have to wait until they are older and would appreciate the experience.

  6. Ana De- Jesus

    September 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    The Grand Canyon is stunning and that waterfall reminds me why I love nature so much. When attuned to nature I feel peaceful and at one with myself.

  7. Jenn

    September 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Fall is definitely an awesome time to travel. I remember one trip up to northern Alabama in November and the turning leaves were just breathtaking! And my favorite time to visit the beach is in late November or early December: it’s deserted so you have great views and just the sound of the surf around.

  8. QueenThrifty

    September 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Great ideas. I really enjoyed your post. Our first Fall getaway is this week were headed to Sybaris.

  9. Julie @ Girl on the Move

    September 26, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Love these suggestions! I absolutely love traveling and fall is one of my favorite times to do so because the scenery is just gorgeous and you’re not dealing with crazy hot temperatures

  10. Jeanine

    September 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love this! We don’t really tavel..I have always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon. We see it in movies all the time so I’ve always talked about eventually getting there. Still hoping to!

  11. The L's Mum

    September 26, 2015 at 11:21 am

    they all sound alike great suggestions, I am bookmarking this post for when we eventually get over to America. My hubby has been so many times but i never have and it’s on my list of places to go so this post is super helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Stacey

    September 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    The Grand Canyon is on my bucket list. I am not sure why I have not made it there yet – but one day!

  13. Kirsten

    September 26, 2015 at 4:37 am

    I’ve heard of Mohonk Mountain House, but I’ve never been. Fall is a great time to travel. We love going anywhere to see the leaves change. Since we live in Chicago there are many places nearby to go!

  14. Elizabeth O.

    September 26, 2015 at 4:01 am

    There are so many places that looks so much more beautiful in the fall. I love the places you mentioned, and although I haven’t gone to all of them, I bet they are amazing.

  15. laura londergan

    September 26, 2015 at 1:07 am

    One of these days we are going to vacation in the fall as I think some places around the US would be amazing to visit that time of year!

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc

    September 26, 2015 at 12:58 am

    My hubby has been to the Grand Canyon when he was young. I have never seen it, but we do plan on traveling and visiting sometime soon. Right now, our hands are full with making a living to send our two boys through college.

  17. rika

    September 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    wow.. beautiful waterfall. I’ve been to Grand Canyon, but long time ago.

  18. Amanda

    September 25, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of year and seeing the changing seasons across the country is such a fun idea. Would love to head to New England next month but there is too much to do here in Chicago (at least it’s still beautiful!).

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      It’s my favorite season as well. I’ve got fall fever to the max and have been fall cleaning from ceiling to floor :).

  19. Logan Can

    September 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I LOVE the Grand Canyon! I would love to go back and take my kids one day!

  20. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    September 25, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I went to the Grand Canyon ages ago – long before I ever had kids. I would love to bring them there someday for sure.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      I’ve never been but it’s something that I’d love to do one day. We have the little grand canyon here in Georgia and we love hiking through it.

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