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Fall Travel Bucketlist

Fall is arguably the best season to travel (with the exception of Thanksgiving). The leaves change colors. Temperature is dropping and the weather becomes cooler. Holidays are drawing near. Food becomes plenteous and less shameful to eat. There is more time spent with loved ones. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Enough said.

Foliage is beautiful during this time, so why wouldn’t you want to travel? Well… this list is composed of my desired Fall Travel Bucketlist. If I missed any good Fall Destinations, do share them in the comments below.

American Destinations for Fall Travel

San Antonio, Texas

I’m a little partial to San Antonio because I am a native Texan (Houstonian to be more specific). San Antonio offers more than just the Alamo. It has the gorgeous River Walk that seems to look even more beautiful during the Fall season. San Antonio is a part of the Texas Hill Country, so venture beyond the Alamo and check out the beautiful views and natural sites that San Antonio has to offer.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is one of my favorite places to visit. I’ve visited several times, but never during the Fall. However, the focus of visiting Orlando during the Fall is Disney World. What about it? I thought you’d never ask. Every year, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held. New shows and performances are held, additional events take place, and it is the only time Disney allows guests to dress up in costumes. (There are rules, and it is pretty strict.) Either way, I’d love to visit.

Boston, Massachusetts

If you’re looking for a great location for your fall travel, Boston offers beautiful scenery during the Fall. The temperatures are great and feel free to layer that clothing. If Halloween is major for you, the Salem Witch Museum is an option. Six Flags New England hosts their Fright Fest, as does other Six Flags Parks across the country. Those are all of the makings of a pretty good trip. If Halloween is not your thing, no worries, there is something to suit all tastes here. If football is your thing, check out the Patriots.

Portland, Maine

Fall Foliage. Check. Beaches. Check. Great food and shopping. Check. Festivals Galore. Check. Portland, Maine has everything you need for the perfect Fall vacation. This is not to be confused with Portland, Oregon. In addition, it offers spectacular Fall views and sites. Visiting during the Fall season is cheaper and more quiet, or intimate. Again… who wouldn’t enjoy this?

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

This coastal island is outside of Wilmington. I’m a girl who is passionate about her islands and beaches, so of course, it makes sense to add Bald Head Island. The name sounds funny, but the Fall is the perfect time to visit. One amazing fun fact is there are no cars on the island. Zero! Only a little over one hundred residents call this place home. There is no shortage of amazing food. Nature and relaxation are yours while you’re in this paradise.

Savannah, Georgia

Clear skies, warm weather, and a pirate-themed parade. Unlike the other cities, this is not the least busy time. Savannah is a popular Fall destination. It is relatively close to beaches on Tybee Island. There is no shortage of festivals. The food is abundant. The scenery is amazing. They even have hauntings (see ghosts in buildings as you walk by) if you are interested. (I am not.)

Nashville, Tennessee

Music City! Home of the Country Music. Nashville is every bit as glamorous as you can imagine. It is most recommended to visit during the summer and fall months. There are plenty of free events, free live entertainment, and museums and galleries to suit your taste. Whether you take a trip solo, with your significant other, or with the family, there is plenty to keep you busy. Get a taste of the cultures in the many recommended restaurants. Who knows… you may even run into your favorite artist(s) here.

European Destinations for Fall Travel

London, England

Though this is still a crowded time period for London, the autumn views make it worth it. There are plenty of concerts and festivals to busy yourself with. Whichever site(s) you decide to visit, it will be worth while. On top of this, should you find your luck is good, you may find yourself attending the Fashion Week or the MTV EMAs. Worse case scenario, catch some of the stars that will be in town. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong with visiting England.

Transylvania, Romania

When I think of Transylvania, I think of two things. One. My favorite shade of NYX Matte Lipstick. Two. I think of Hotel Transylvania. I think that it is important to note that Transylvania does not look nearly as creepy as the movies/shows depict it to be. In fact, it offers wonderful views, beautiful scenery, and yes, they even have a castle, or two.

Loire Valley & Paris, France

Paris is a year-round popular vacation destination. Loire Valley offers spectacular views. Tourist crowds lessen during the Fall months, which makes it the perfect time to visit France. Like New York, Paris needs no elaboration. Eiffel Tower. Fashion Week. Shopping. Pastries. The list goes on and on. Loire Valley holds some of France’s most spectacular natural scenery. This is the perfect destination for solo travel, small group trips, and/or couples.

Italy

To be honest, I’d visit Italy any time of the year. For some reason, though, I feel like I’d enjoy myself the most during Fall. Whether it’s Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, or any of the other towns, there are views worth watching. Heck! I’d love to attend Fashion Week in Milan. I’d visit the beaches, explore the smaller villages, shop until I drop, and embrace the culture. Of course, I couldn’t visit without a wine tasting session or without learning to make an authentic Italian pasta dish.

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What are your favorite fall travel destinations? Where would you love to go? Share them below in the comments.

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60 Comments

  • Reply Mallory

    I love going to national parks in the fall for shoulder season! Last year I went to Yellowstone and this year we are hitting up some parks in California

    August 26, 2017 at 11:52 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      YES! They’re beautiful on their own, but Fall seems to enhance their beauty. Enjoy your trip!

      August 26, 2017 at 6:24 PM
  • Reply Jamie

    So many fab places to visit. I would especially love to go to the SA River walk or London. With 4 kids it’s all dreams for now, but I’m pinning for later ❤️

    August 26, 2017 at 3:59 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      The River Walk is beyond amazing. I’ve never been to London, but I would love to go.

      August 26, 2017 at 6:25 PM
  • Reply Katie/Celebrating With The Bug

    I love fall and the cooler weather is perfect for being outdoors! We always go hiking in Spearfish Canyon in SD and enjoy the beautiful roughlock falls!

    August 26, 2017 at 6:40 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Sounds beautiful and heavenly! I’ll have to look into visiting for myself. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM
  • Reply Brooke

    Oh em gee! Your post has my day dreaming. Definitely pinning to remember all of these gems. Thank you for sharing!

    August 26, 2017 at 10:31 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂 Travel day dreaming is the best kind of day dreaming.

      September 4, 2017 at 1:56 PM
  • Reply Sandy Dobbs

    I live in Texas, too, and have seen San Antonio in the fall and seen many of the other U.S. destinations you mentioned in the summer. But – getting to see them in the fall is sure on my big to do list! LOVE that sunglasses gif!! 🙂

    August 27, 2017 at 9:02 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      It’s always great to come across fellow Texans 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

      September 4, 2017 at 1:57 PM
  • Reply Cassie

    Fall is my favorite season and one day I plan on making it to the New England area to see the fall colors. Definitely on my bucket list 🙂

    August 30, 2017 at 7:50 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Yes! So often we focus on places outside of the country when we have so many beautiful places here. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 1:58 PM
  • Reply Jen

    This is a gem of a list! Great recommendations and some of these are on my bucket list!

    August 30, 2017 at 8:06 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! It’s always hard to make posts like this because I get so many places and ideas in this big head of mine. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 1:59 PM
  • Reply Carolyn

    Oh yes! let’s travel! what beautiful pics… wow. now I just need money! boohoo!

    August 30, 2017 at 8:32 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I completely understand. Money is the only thing that keeps me here at home. Otherwise, my home would be wherever I decide to sleep for the time being.

      September 4, 2017 at 1:59 PM
  • Reply elise

    I want to go to those places too hah!! there are some many amazing destinations out there it’s hard to get to them all!

    August 30, 2017 at 8:51 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I completely agree. It took me an hour to narrow it down to this. I want to see them all 🙂 thanks for reading and commenting.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM
  • Reply Briana

    Bald Head Island and Nashville!! <3 Such a great list.

    August 30, 2017 at 9:34 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! We have to appreciate the beauty of places everywhere, including the US. 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:03 PM
  • Reply Kacey Perez

    Fall is so magical. Would love to see any of these places during that time of year!

    August 30, 2017 at 10:27 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      It is most definitely magical. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • Reply cara

    Love this list! So many great places to visit this fall!

    August 30, 2017 at 12:02 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! Wanderlust is only the beginning to describe my desires to travel year-round. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • Reply Sylvia

    If i had to pick one of your Fall destinations, I’d go for Baldhead Island 🙂 I’m from the Caribbean after all. My fav Fall Destination was THE BAHAMAS last year!

    August 30, 2017 at 2:20 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Ahhh! I’m sure you could appreciate the island. I’ve never been to the Bahamas, but I’d love nothing more than to go. 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:05 PM
  • Reply Kellyn

    Thanks for sharing. These seem like places I would definitely visit. I actually had Boston down as well, for my top places to visit this fall. Wouldn’t have thought about Transylvania though. Good one. I’m actually heading to Iceland in October, so let’s see how the weather will be there.

    August 30, 2017 at 9:39 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Ahhh! Well, have fun and safe travels! Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:05 PM
  • Reply Erica @ Coming up Roses

    I’m so ready to schedule a fall vacay after reading this post!

    August 31, 2017 at 2:17 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      You and me both! My goal is to take at least one trip per season. Even if they’re here within the US.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:06 PM
  • Reply Cristal

    This is such a handy list. I’d love to visit Transylvania and Savannah in the fall. It sound sounds like the perfect time of year.

    August 31, 2017 at 10:54 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Absolutely! October would be the perfect time for me. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:06 PM
  • Reply Tanvi Rastogi

    So many places. Such little time. San Antonio is amazing during fall time. I used to live there 🙂

    September 1, 2017 at 9:58 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Someone understands! lol I always tell people that when I grow up, I want to be a world traveler. 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:07 PM
  • Reply Melanie

    These are all great Fall destinations! I have always wanted to go to Bald Head Island too. Disney Fall decorations are my fave!! Hope you get some Fall Disney magic!

    September 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Unfortunately, I won’t be getting any Disney magic this fall 🙁 I got some over the summer, though. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:08 PM
  • Reply Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    I would add Northern Minnesota, sounds crazy, but the fall colors are spectacular, especially around the Gunflint Trail by Lake Superior!

    September 1, 2017 at 2:52 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I will definitely look into it. I love learning and finding out about places like this. Thanks for the suggestion!

      September 4, 2017 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply Karen

    We live in Northwest Arkansas and the fall colours here are incredible. Apparently there are more species of tree here than anywhere else in USA!

    September 2, 2017 at 5:19 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      My friend lived in Arkansas for four years, and I still cannot get her to stop talking about it. I can believe that. I’ll have to add it to my list. Thanks for the suggestion and comment 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply Amy

    These are great picks! I would love to get to Italy sometime in the near future. Dare to dream…

    September 2, 2017 at 8:08 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      You and me both, but if we work for it, it can happen. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:10 PM
  • Reply Anne | onedeterminedlife

    I would pick Maine!! I love fall colours

    September 2, 2017 at 8:38 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Those are always the best. I’m not an outdoorsy kind of girl, but I can appreciate good fall foliage. Thanks for the suggestion and comment.

      September 4, 2017 at 2:11 PM
  • Reply Nicole Banuelos

    I’ve been to London in Fall and its absolutely gorgeous! Definitely hope to go back soon!

    September 4, 2017 at 10:06 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I can definitely imagine. I’d love to go during the Fall. Thanks for the comment 🙂

      September 4, 2017 at 2:11 PM
  • Reply Jade

    So many of these are on my bucket list!

    September 10, 2017 at 5:04 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      You have great taste! I hope that you can embark on your bucket list adventures! 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 11:06 AM
  • Reply Gillian

    I would live to go to Florida during fall season. I have been very blessed to have been to Portland during fall season.

    September 10, 2017 at 5:33 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I can imagine how beautiful Portland is during the Fall. I’m most looking forward to Universal Studios and Disney World during the Fall season.

      September 18, 2017 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply Catherine

    THere is nothing like the east coast in the fall. The colors are breath taking!

    September 10, 2017 at 10:07 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      I must agree! Thanks for your comment. 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply Kaylie

    Love this post! Fall is one of my favorite seasons so I always enjoy reading new posts about Autumn. San Antonio is gorgeous! Definitely recommend visiting to anyone that hasn’t.

    xx, Kaylie | Coffeewithkaylie.com

    September 10, 2017 at 11:04 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! I hope that I didn’t disappoint. 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 11:09 AM
  • Reply Lani

    Such a wanderlust-worthy list! I’m perpetually dreaming about visiting Europe during autumn (which is what we call fall here in Australia) – or any time, really! x

    September 11, 2017 at 6:35 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! I, like you, would love to visit any time of the year, but especially during the Fall. Thanks for your comment 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM
  • Reply Danielle

    I love he idea of a seasonal travel bucket list! Brilliant!

    September 11, 2017 at 2:47 PM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! I don’t even know where the idea came from. 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM
  • Reply Megan | LoveFamilyHealth

    I love anything and everything fall and all these places are beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!

    September 25, 2017 at 9:48 AM
    • Reply Amber Lynn

      Thank you so much! I love to find new things and try traveling to new places. These destinations scream fall travel to me.

      September 28, 2017 at 8:39 AM

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