As summer comes to a close and the weather starts cooling down, visions of red, orange and golden-yellow leaves start to fill your mind as autumn quickly approaches. Perhaps one of the most beautiful areas in the United States to experience fall is on the East Coast. From the gorgeous vistas to the incredible culture, it’s something everyone should experience.
So what are some of the must-visit destinations that you should consider for your fall trip this year? Take a look at some of our favorite spots!
Whether you’re a museum junkie or you’re all about exploring new hikes and trails, The Berkshires in Massachusetts is going to be a good option for you. With a well-known museum of contemporary art, national historical landmark Jacob’s Pillow, and the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, you’re sure to find something that fits your fancy.
Keep in mind that the temperature in Massachusetts can get as low as 34 degrees, so bringing along some winter coats, gloves, and scarves will serve you well.
While often associated with wintertime due to its history with hosting the winter Olympics, Lake Placid is just as beautiful during the fall. Visit Olympic sites, see Mirror Lake and explore a number of hiking trails while in Lake Placid. It’s the outdoor adventurer’s wonderland.
Be prepared for some of that famous crisp fall weather. Pack along some women’s cardigans or turtlenecks to add some extra layers and warmth as you explore.
From the beautiful beaches to the incredible seafood, the experiences you’ll have at Martha’s Vineyard are truly unmatched. Depending on your personal preferences, you may enjoy spending some time in the water, or simply sitting on the beach enjoying a good book. In addition to its delicious local cuisine, Martha’s Vineyard is also known for being an easy island to bike on.!
Looking to check off another national park from your list? Shenandoah National Park, located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, provides ample opportunity for outdoor adventures. Whether you’re looking for hiking trails or a chance to fish, you’ll find what you want in this gem of the East Coast.
Additionally, Shenandoah National Park is famous for its fall foliage. Prepare to see brilliant hues of red and gold as you trek or drive through the park. If you do decide to explore, don’t forget to bring one of your warmest winter coats and hats.
If you’re wanting something a bit more urban, Boston is going to be the perfect destination for you. From soaring skyscrapers to preserved historical sites, buildings, and of course Fenway Park, Boston easily makes our list of places to visit during the fall.
Expect the weather in Boston to stay relatively mild, with lows of about 45 degrees. Some high-quality women’s long sleeve tops and boots will definitely be a must!
Positioned along the coast of Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park is a great option for the outdoor adventurer. With gorgeous views of the water, as well as incredibly vibrant trees during the fall, you’ll quickly find that this national park has much to offer in terms of trails and beautiful views.
Roanoke, Virginia has the perfect combination of city fun and outdoor exploration. From museums and famous farmer's markets in the city to miles of walking trails and biking opportunities, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful East Coast destination.
Keep in mind that the weather stays just a touch warmer in Roanoke than in other East Coast areas. Some ¾ sleeve tops will be a great option for you.
One great option for city lovers looking for some small-town charm is Portland, Maine. With unique food options, great shopping, and unbeatable art museums, Portland has so much to offer and easily makes our list of East Coast must-visit destinations during the fall.
Make the most of your fall trip this year and plan something on the East Coast! Whether you’re adventuring through the mountains or window shopping in the city, we can guarantee that it will be an experience to remember.