Summer may be peak vacation season, but if you are looking for a getaway in the fall, many destinations across the U.S. offer milder temperatures, lighter crowds and hotel bargains. The autumn season also features plenty of opportunities to attend special events, from food festivals and live music to Oktoberfest and Halloween-themed happenings, as well as nature hikes among the changing leaves. Whether you are looking to sight-see in a major city or take in the fall foliage in a more isolated spot, there is an option for every traveler, both near and far.
You can go on a long or short trip. But there is so much to do and see, you need to plan your days if you want to capture as much of the magic on the places on the list as possible. Regardless of how you choose to spend your weekend days, there’s something special about being out amid the changing leaves. Plus, research shows that regular travel is actually very good for you — here are at least 12 reasons why you should take a vacation for your health.