Happy first day of fall!! The hint of cooler temperatures (or maybe actual cooler temperatures if you’re not in the South) adds a certain excitement to the air. After a busy (and hot!) summer, it’s welcome break to pull out the sweaters and jeans, kick back, and enjoy fall. The changing of the season also calls for weekend getaways to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season and simply relax. Here are our favorite fall getaways.
1. Highlands, North Carolina
Tucked into the Appalachian Mountains is the quaint town of Highlands. With fabulous shopping, delicious restaurants and many hiking trails, this is the perfect weekend spot in fall. Stay at Old Edwards Inn and indulge in their award winning spa (and be on the look out for the Dove bars – yum!).
2. Boston, Massachusetts
With the summer rush over and cooler temperatures setting in, fall is a lovely time to visit Boston. From the historical sights to the food to the shopping, this timeless city has something for everyone, and the Boston Harbor Hotel has a great location overlooking the water.
3. Bluffton, South Carolina
Pack your bags, and head to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina for the weekend. Fabulous for families, this charming destination exudes Southern charm and is the ideal setting to unwind. Guests can bike through the property, or even take a day trip to Savannah.
4. Telluride, Colorado
Colorado has amazing skiing come winter, but fall offers hiking, golfing, and more! The Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride has an gorgeous spa to unwind in after a day filled with outdoor activities.
5. Walland, Tennessee
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is a relaxing and luxurious getaway. As you sit in a rocking chair overlooking the sprawling landscape, you’ll be so glad you made an escape to this beautiful property.
6. Lenox, Massachusetts
Venture from the big city for a quick weekend away to the Berkshires to rejuvenate and rest. From old-world luxury at the Blantyre to a full weekend of pampering at Canyon Ranch, Lenox has several options perfect for fall.
7. Stowe, Vermont
Escape to Stowe, Vermont for a weekend of turning leaves, cool temperatures, and total relaxation. You can’t help but de-stress in front of a roaring fire at Stowe Mountain Lodge after day of relaxing in the spa or exploring the great outdoors.
8. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Fall is the off-season for Jackson, making it the ideal time to avoid the summer rush and beat the ski crowds. This beautiful town mixes a classic, Western feel with understated luxury. You can take on one of the golf courses while taking in a sweeping vista of the Tetons, or hike through the mountains. The Four Seasons in Jackson Hole has plenty of activities like fly-fishing or horseback riding to make this a wonderful long weekend away.
9. Sonoma, California
Once you enjoy turning leaves with a glass of wine from America’s Wine Country in hand, you won’t be able to imagine fall any other way. Fall is harvest season in Sonoma and is simply a magical place to be. Plan your trip to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa for a fabulous vacation.
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