If you’re yearning for a last-minute trip before things get cold, April Alovera has compiled 5 places to visit this fall! April is an online publisher for The Cabins at Grand Mountain in Branson, MO. She often writes about camping, Midwest traveling, and log cabin experiences. Thanks for the great information April!

5 places to visit this fall

A tree in full bloom in Mom’s yard in Mooresville, IN.

Oh, and don’t forget Mooresville, Indiana, home to Momma Grubb!

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Fall is a perfect season for travel because sceneries shine in different hues due to trees changing their leaves. This is the right time to tag along family or friends for an outdoor adventure as nature showcases its colorful side this time of the year. The crisp air and vibrant autumn foliage are things not be missed. You can engage in leaf peeping activities where you take time to appreciate various locations’ fall foliage.

In addition, fall is a festive season for most destinations across the U.S. Anywhere you go, communities celebrate fall festivities like harvest season and Halloween. Also, it is more affordable to travel during fall because airplane companies, hotels, and restaurants lower their prices as summer ends. Moreover, it is not as crowded and busy as summer therefore fall is the best time to have a relaxing vacation.

Here are 5 places in America that is worth seeing during fall.

Branson, Missouri
Fall is always associated with trips to nature which is why Branson is the perfect candidate for this kind of activity. Branson has preserved its wonderful landscapes. It is blessed with different types of trees, shrubs, and vines. If you want to witness these floras change in color, be sure to visit Branson mid October because this is the peak of fall color. Maple ashes, Oaks, and Hickories are the highlight of Branson during this season. Other trees such as Sassafras and Virginia Creeper add beauty to the scenery as well.

5 places to visit this fall

The Cabins at Brand Mountain, Branson, Missouri

Apart from watching trees in their brightest color, you can also enjoy annual fall festivities prepared by the locals. The city hosts its own Harvest Festival where you can participate in different activities such as harvest games, pumpkin carving contests, balloon ride, picnic and barbecue, and many more. Exhibits showcasing crafts from local artisans can be viewed as well. You can also watch live entertainment and concerts available in Branson theaters and live shows.

Denver, Colorado
The city of Denver is one of the best places to visit this fall. Like Branson, Denver has a wide variety of trees and shrubs that radiate in autumn. Brilliant Cottonwood trees and Aspen trees lit up major roads and parks. Also, there are so many things to do in Denver during this period. One popular event is the Oktoberfest where German traditions such as enjoying great tasting beer and cuisine highlight the festivity. If you love wine, you can visit the Denver International Wine Festival happening on November. For those who love movies especially indie films, Denver hosts the Starz Denver Film Festival which celebrate independent cinema from around the globe.

Nashville, Tennessee
Dubbed as Music City, Nashville is a place not to be missed this fall. One of the highlight of Nashville fall festivities is the celebration of Bluegrass music in Biscuits and Bluegrass Festival. This is indeed a wonderful place to visit because the locals know how to celebrate fall. Expect great food and beverages from local restaurants. If you are lucky, you may be able to watch popular Nashville singers like Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, and more.

Portland, Oregon
Portland is a wonderful place to visit all year round. In autumn, the whole Portland lights up due to the changing of leaves. There are several foliage destinations to visit such as the Elk Rock Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, and Forest Park. You can witness so many trees in their bright red, yellow, and orange leaves. Since weather in Portland is great in autumn, it is best to hike or put up camp in these areas to view these wonderful things even more.

New York City
New York is a great city hands down. It is a busy city but it is definitely a great place to visit in autumn. Although a highly urbanized city, New York has areas with lots of trees that turn bright during fall. What’s amazing about New York during this season is that you can still partake in autumn foliage events but you can also take part in New York’s best stuff. For instance, beer is great in this city and this is highlighted during Oktoberfest. Another event to participate in this city is Halloween. There are so many events and shows during Halloween at NYC. Also, you shouldn’t miss Thanksgiving in New York. Parades, concerts, and live shows are staples during Thanksgiving.