Your eyes glisten with excitement the moment you notice the first fall leaf sailing through the air and tapping against the window pane as it drifts down. You absolutely love autumn from the changing fall colors to the smell of harvest vegetables at the farmers’ markets. When you see your spouse parking in the driveway, you know it’s time to pack the bags and go on a road trip to enjoy the fall weather. Yet before you go, plan your trip so you don’t get too lost along those beautiful back country roads.
Portland, Maine For Beautiful Fall Leaves
The moment someone asks you about a place to see fall foliage, the New England states immediately pop into your mind. Because of the mild summer there, the place will be bright with orange, red and yellow colors throughout the forest backdrops this year.
Go to Maine, rent a Landrover and enjoy driving along the winding roads in the capital city of Portland. Don’t forget to drop in at Harbor Fest starting Oct. 23 to eat lobster, drink microbrews and simply enjoy this northeastern-most state in the U.S. You can stop in at the VisitMaine.com site to find out all the travel activities that will be available this fall.
Aspen, Colorado For Picturesque Mountain Views
Head to Colorado before the snow falls and the ski season starts to see beautiful autumn colors. From late September to October, the posh ski town is alive with every fall color imaginable. The mountain roads are perfect for your four-wheel-drive Jeep.
AspenChamber.org has a vacation planner where you can plan your trip for the best time to see the changing leaves or to enjoy the fall festivals.
Nashville, Tennesee For Fall Music Festivals
If you want to liven up your vacation with a little music, Tennessee is the perfect place to put on your dancing shoes. Buying a used BMW will allow you to make the trip in style as you can save money at the pump with great gas mileage in the range of 26 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with the Z4 sDrive35i Roadster.
San Francisco, California For Bay-Side Colors
There is no better time to go to San Francisco. The summer crowds are gone, so you can enjoy the sights without dealing with the tourists. You will love the cuisine and culture while you see local attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Mission District.