Cozy Fall Destinations In The USA

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From urban metropolises to small-town comfort, we have selected some of our top picks for fall travel this season. Head west to San Francisco and enjoy a tinge of warm weather with fresh sourdough and delectable produce, head east to Bar Harbor for gorgeous foliage and stargazing. These cozy destinations are sure to deliver enchantment, wonder, crispy leaves, and delicious hot cocoa- our recipe for a great fall vacay.

Bar Harbor, San Francisco, Boston, Salem, Portland, Woodstock, Chicago, Seattle

  • Bar Harbor in Maine, United States

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      With clear night skies, fall foliage, fall festivities, and more, Bar Harbor is one of the most picturesque destinations to melt into this season. Emptier trails left from the summer crowd, explore the magic of autumn through seemingly endless fall foliage at Acadia National Park. Join starry night festivals, experience artsy activities, and indulge in some of Maine’s tastiest cuisine every day. Bar Harbor is a mesmerizing autumn destination perfect for travelers seeking adventure and enchantment.

  • San Francisco, United States

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      The temperature in San Francisco is ideal in the fall time, and trees light up in various hues of gold and red. Enjoy seaside views, rich history, fluffy sourdough bread, and excitement. Foodies flock to SF as produce is booming during the fall time, and there is no shortage of quaint farmers markets throughout the city boasting some of America’s finest produce.

  • Boston, United States

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      A town that oozes history, from cobbled stone pathways to old architecture, Boston is an idyllic city draped in gorgeous fall colors and busy city energy. Embrace the change of seasons with world-class restaurants, museums, and activities alongside a backdrop of picturesque foliage and a cozy east-coast atmosphere.

  • Salem, United States

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      The town of witchcraft and Halloween flair, throughout autumn Salem is brimming with gorgeous foliage and steeped in haunting history. Travel back in time alongside historical buildings and ghost tours, enjoy the plentiful foliage glowing in warm hues, and get in the mood for Halloween with countless festivals and events taking place throughout the season.

  • Portland, United States

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      The eccentric city of Portland lights up in the cooler temperatures with fun activities to try, tasty treats to enjoy, and adventures to be had during the fall. Famed corn mazes to get lost in, coffee shops to sip hot chocolate at, and hiking trails to witness the gorgeous autumn scenery, decorated in fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. An off-beat destination year-round, Portland knows how to celebrate and the change of seasons.

  • Woodstock, United States

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      Woodstock is easily one of the most beautiful sights in the country come fall, crisp air swoops in with powerful shades of autumn, bringing locals and tourists together to enjoy one of the most magical times of the year. With unbeatable foliage viewing, adorable b&bs, quaint countryside energy, and outdoorsy activities to enjoy, Woodstock is perfect for travelers looking to embrace a cozy, colorful atmosphere in their autumn adventures.

  • Chicago, United States

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      Fall is a magical time in Chicago, trees transform into crispy auburn and the city puts on some truly enchanting events. From local farms to city farmer’s markets, taste authentic Illinois fall flavor throughout. With such a spooky history, there are plentiful ghost tours taking place during the season, and Halloween lights up across every corner of the city come October. Grab some mulled wine at a local farmer’s market and spend chilly fall days exploring the historical and picturesque lanes of Chicago.

  • Seattle in Washington, United States

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      Tour the city’s plentiful farmers markets, get cozy in the endless cafes along every avenue, and experience the unrivaled natural beauty of Seattle’s fall foliage. If you are a sports fan, no one does football quite like Seattle, even if you aren’t a seahawks fan consider experiencing the sheer excitement of the city through their fall games. If you’re a foodie, fall might just be the best time to enjoy the extent of fresh and comforting cuisine put on by dedicated chefs throughout the town.