As the weather begins to chill and the crisp scent of fall fills the air, there is no better time to getaway for the weekend to a picturesque locale. Here are 10 destinations where autumn sets the scene.
Newport, Rhode Island
While you might think of this tiny coastal town as the summer home of the wealthy, Newport is so much more than just seaside mansions. The town holds its own food and wine festival in September, and a marathon in October.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
While hiking in the famed Grand Teton National Park, take in the sprawling mountain views wrapped in burgundy, yellow, and forest green leaves.
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City is known for football. Catch a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium followed by dinner at KC’s most famous barbeque joint, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que.
Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita, Mexico
If the cool weather is making you nostalgic for summer, play 18 holes of golf on Punta Mita’s oceanside golf course to keep summer going just a little bit longer.
Maryland’s Eastern Shore
If you are a seafood lover, October is peak crab season in Maryland. If you’ve had your fill of Maryland’s delicacy, head over to Glenstone Museum and meander through their stunning contemporary art collection.
San Antonio, Texas
Filled with ancient Spanish missions and famed landmarks, San Antonio is a great place to experience the history of Texas at every turn.
The Great Lakes via Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited
Take the 10-hour ride in October for unparalleled views of the vibrant foliage on the rural shores of Lake Erie and the Mohawk River.
Skaneateles, Finger Lakes, New York
Apple picking is an autumn tradition in upstate New York. Pick your favorite variety and bake endlessly all season long.
Cruise along Jamaica Pond for the best vantage point of the Boston skyline. If you are feeling adventurous, take a short ride outside of town to historic Concord and Walden Pond.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Visit the inspiration for the setting of the Anne of Green Gables novels at Green Gables Farms and indulge in endless oysters harvested right from the shores of PEI.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler