Football is back, school is in session, and Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes.
That means autumn is near.
For those who wait until the crowds die out before taking vacations now is the time to start looking at fall retreats. We have compiled some of the best places where you can take an extended leave from the real world, whether you want to gander at the fall foliage or dream of summer suns on a southern beach. We’ve found the places, but you need to do the booking.
New England in Autumn is one of the top destinations for those who want to see the best America has to offer in terms of fall foliage. Leaves of orange, yellow, red, and even purple fill the sky as you travel to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, while you can watch the planes land on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampsire. If art is on your list, then North Adams, Massachusetts, is your destination with the largest modern art collection in the country displayed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Hotel: The Holiday Inn can be your best best in Massachusetts (holidayinn.com) while the Wolfeboro Inn in New Hampshire can make your time there delightful (Wolfeboro Inn).