With fall right around the corner, looking for fall travel locations is a must. Fall travel destinations in the USA are vast from warm weather options to the best fall foliage options. Check out our list below for the fall travel destinations we are loving! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to check out our fall travel outfits and more to make your trip even that much better!   

Best Places For Fall Travel

Check out our list of the best fall travel destinations for you to visit during the fall season.

Niagara Falls 

Travel to Niagara Falls this autumn for crisp weather and unrivaled views. October is an ideal time to visit the falls. The area’s attractions are still fully open and the leaves have begun to change leading to spectacular fall colors. 

New England

Fall travel to New England is one of the most popular regions for this time of year. Leaf peepers rejoice! Places like Stowe, Vermont, Salem, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island offer apple picking, Halloween events, and some of the best fall foliage views in the United States. 


The entire state has so much to offer during this time of year. Our Michigan fall travel guide includes cities like Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Mackinaw Island, and Marquette. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan offers waterfall hikes, outdoor adventure, and maple syrup tapping. Grand Rapids and Traverse city are great for breweries and wineries. And Mackinaw Island is an escape for foodies, beer lovers, and whimsical fall colors. 

Southern California

If you don’t want summer to end then a warm weather escape offers great fall travel tips. With weather ranging from 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit in the fall you can explore beaches, outdoor dining, and water sports.


hen searching for best fall travel destinations USA the Pacific Northwest has excellent options for people who love this time of year. Visit Leavenworth, Washington for a German experience right in America. This picturesque town offers world class German food, an Oktoberfest celebration and more.  For outdoor activities the Colombia River Gorge in Oregon is your fall travel destination. This canyon offers hiking, waterfalls, as well as fall colors to marvel at. Another PNW destination is Sun Valley, Idaho.  This ski destination is great year round. From river trails, to equestrian routes, this mountainous terrain offers endless opportunities for exploring. 

Bottom Line

These best fall travel ideas will spark your next best memories. Right now is a great time to think about fall travel destinations in the US. From leaf peeping and PSL sipping to warm weather retreats that will keep the summer going, the U.S. offers some of the best places for fall travel. 

MAST’s Essential Packing List For Fall Travel

Fall Travel Dresses

A comfortable dress that can go from casual for flying to dressy for dinner is an excellent wardrobe item for travel. With many colors and patterns available, this comfortable maxi dress is perfect for any style!

Fall Travel Mugs

Perfect for long car rides, heading out for the day, and for any temperature drink. The Yeti tumbler is great for coffee on the go, keeping water cold, or bringing a drink out on the boat on a hot day.

Polaroid Camera

Unplug from your devices and still capture memories with this fun Fujifilm polaroid camera. Great as a travel gift for the kids or taking along yourself to capture all your memories.

Travel Blanket

A travel blanket is a must-have accessory for both outdoorsmen/women and as additional comfort for hotel travels. Roll up this down blanket and pack its in your cary on for long flights, throw it in the car, or take it on your next camping trip.

Leather Boots

Functional fashion is a necessity when keeping your luggage concise. A pair of leather boots will be a comfortable way to be on your feet all day and goes great with a pair of jeans, leggings, or hiking pants. 

Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem has worked in the travel industry since 2014. Although, her love of travel began far before that. Amber grew up visiting cousins stationed throughout Europe and worked as an Au Pair in Germany for a year between High School and College. She started working at a local travel agency in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after graduating from Central Michigan University. Amber began working for MAST Travel Network in 2016 and is the Social Media Specialist. She runs the MAST Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat and she teaches twice monthly webinars to travel agents on using social media to promote travel. Amber has continued her passion for travel and social media by also teaching a course at Moraine Valley Community College in their Hospitality program.