Best Fall Getaways in the Southeastern U.S.
Fall-time is a great time to take a road-trip with your family, especially if you home school. Traditional schools are back in session, the temperature is cooling off and the leaves are beginning to change. Here is a list of some of the best fall destinations in the U.S.
Chattanooga is a one of the south’s top travel destinations. This Scenic City has the best of outdoor activities, restaurants and world-class entertainment.
A re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village, Helen has the longest-running Oktoberfest in the United States. Visit between mid-September to late October to enjoy this festive celebration.
With its beautiful architecture, Southern hospitality, and wonderful food, Savannah is a an awesome choice for a fall-time trip.
St. Augustine, Florida
The oldest city in the United States, once owned by Spain, St. Augustine is a wonderful place to visit in the fall after the heat and humidity subside. St. Augustine is full of things to do during the day, including a trolley tour of the city with stops at all the historical sites. Nighttime is not left out! There are plenty of nightclubs offering concerts, food and drink specials and more!
Oxford is touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”. This beautiful town overflows with creativity, charm and Southern Hospitality. Readers of Southern Living voted it “Best Literary Stop in Mississippi” for Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner. His home and grounds are open for tours and is just spectacular in the fall during the changing of the leaves.
This beautiful city has much to offer, including The Biltmore Estate. Biltmore is situated on 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the property are outdoor activities, amazing dining choices, gardens, winery, and in the fall, there are some wonderful outdoor concerts planned.
Boone, North Carolina
Boone offers something for everyone from the families looking for touristy stops, such as gem mining, to couples looking walk hand-in-hand looking in shops, to thrill seekers wanting to explore caves, zipline or hike the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
If you’re looking for a theme park or wanting to walk through history, Williamsburg is the place to visit! Located in Williamsburg, Busch Gardens has world-class roller coasters, entertaining shows and animal interactions. If history is what excites you, you can travel through the Historic Triangle — Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown — where you’ll experience more than four centuries of history. I suggest eating at one of the period restaurants in Colonial Williamsburg. You’ll be transported back in time!
What are some of your favorite fall destinations in the Southeastern United States?