For most children, autumn is a cruel, cruel season that shoulders summer aside and signals the start of the school year. If you’re reading this, however, chances are that you’ve grown out of that phase. And if you have, you know that fall is as good a time as any to get away. Here are our top ten trips of the season:
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Rather than vying for space on your friend’s couch or crowding into a bar, why not catch the action live on Sunday? Do you root for an out-of-state squad? Even better. “Have grill, will travel,” is the motto for the fall.
Island Escape in Jamaica
Want to forget about all the grunt work of meal prep, dodge the stampeding shoppers on Black Friday, and feel all right? Head to Jamaica, where even Thanksgiving is just another beach day.
Ski Country, Colorado
For those that love fall but are already itching to “Let it Snow,” check out a ski getaway at one of Colorado’s beautiful resorts. Whether it’s Aspen, Vail, or Copper Mountain, you don’t have to wait for winter to shred the slopes. And, hey, if things get chilly, there’s no shame in cozying up to the fire.
Relax in Cancun
If you love beautiful beaches, and you don’t belong to the glow stick and body shot set, then visiting Cancun sans spring-breakers is a great choice. When the flow of co-eds dries up, deals are at a premium.
Fall Foliage in Beantown
No city captures the feeling of fall better than Boston: think biting cold, colonial history, and wicked-good eats. Whether you want to check out the world-class Boston Aquarium, catch some October baseball at Fenway, or reconnect with your roots at Plymouth Rock, this city has something for everyone.
Viva Las Vegas
Sure the glitz and glam of Vegas doesn’t exactly scream “autumn,” but if you’re looking for a weekend-long jaunt, there are few destinations that do it better than Sin City.
Big Ben Photo-Op
Back where it all started. During a season steeped in American history, it might seem a bit backwards to hop across the pond, but don’t let a little irony stand in your way when there are deals to be had.
Any city that boasts one of the world’s tallest towers, some of the world’s best pizza, and the National League’s oldest baseball stadium is OK by us. Plus, Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade is respectable runner up to, you know…that East Coast parade.
If you’re the type who’s ready to wave the white flag whenever the mercury drops below 60, Aruba is a ready-made island retreat. Blessed with flawless beaches and near-perfect weather, there are very few reasons not to visit.
Riviera Maya Paradise
Renowned for its resorts, if you’re truly looking to kick back and relax this fall, an all-inclusive trip to Mexico is always on the table. As an out-of-the-way destination, Riviera Maya comes complete with all the perks of tropical living, but is significantly less crowded than comparable destinations.
If you had your pick, which of our Top Ten Fall Destinations would you choose?