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October isn’t exactly prime vacation season. With the kids in school, summer break is ending, and Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s not hard to see why. I’m going to change your mind! As the weather starts to cool done, it makes taking a trip seem even more relaxing. You won’t have to walk around in the ridiculous heat, and you won’t be fighting the crowds either. If you are daydreaming about a fall getaway, here are some of the best spots in the United States to visit:

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

If you’re looking for world-class views of fall foliage, you won’t want to miss this! Foliage seasons starts during late September, so don’t wait until the last minute to go! Fall foliage peaks during Columbus Day weekend so be sure to plan your trip soon.

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado usually gets its first snowfall around October, so if you’re planning a trip here, you can experience both seasons in full form! Boulder hosts a fall festival every year with music, art, and so much more.

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Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid isn’t just a winter wonderland. Near the Applejacks Orchard, you can enjoy apple picking, and see some of the most beautiful fall foliage. New York will start to get cold fast, so make this one of your first stops.

Leavenworth, Washington

If you want to celebrate Oktoberfest without leaving the country, you won’t want to miss one of the best Oktoberfests in the United States. This festival lasts three weekends where you can experience authentic German cuisine, beer, and even activities for the family.

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

If you are looking for an escape from the crowded city, this is just the place! Shenandoah has top rated camping and hiking sites and is the perfect weekend getaway for nature enthusiasts.

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

The temperatures will still be warm and sunny, even in the middle of October! The view is spectacular, and you’ll get fantastic views of fall foliage. If you enjoy hiking, camping, and taking in nature, you won’t want to miss the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Between the foliage and the beautiful colors, it’s hard to resist! If you’re thinking of making a fall getaway this year, don’t miss one of these spots.