I may be in the minority here, but I'm going to say it: I am so glad that Summer is coming to an end. It's hot, it's sticky, everywhere seems to be more crowded, and boredom tends to rear its ugly head with my kids more easily and more frequently than any other time of year. Seriously, I'll take the Fall season over Summer any day. The leaves, the crisp air, boots, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything are only a few of the things that make Fall the best of the four seasons. It also happens to be, in my opinion, the best time of year to travel.
Flights are cheaper, many hotels are offering off-season deals, weekend traffic is lighter, the crowds are gone, and, if you really aren't ready to let go of Summer, it's still pretty easy to track down.
So whether you're looking to take advantage of a long weekend or planning a weeklong getaway, here are some of the best places to take your family this Fall.