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Fall travel locations
Summer is ending, and that means it’s time to get ready for fall travel. Cooler temperatures and a dazzling array of colors will soon sweep across the United States, creating the perfect conditions for an autumn adventure.
We’ve created a list of 5 fantastic locations for travel nurses to visit this fall. Our list includes classic spots, a few charming hidden gems, and a jaw-dropping amount of natural beauty.
Read on and start planning your fall travel!
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
The Lake of the Ozarks is known as the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation.” In the fall, the forests surrounding the lake change from deep green to vibrant red, orange, and yellow.
Soak in the view on a scenic driving tour or peaceful hike in the area’s nearby state parks. Take a relaxing dinner cruise or enjoy a delicious meal at one of many lakeside restaurants. There are 13 beautiful golf courses nearby, as well as an endless number of places for fishing.
No matter how you spend your time at the Lake of the Ozarks, remember to bring a camera. The fall colors here are something to behold.
Napa & Sonoma Counties, CA
For wine enthusiasts, autumn in California means one thing – grape harvesting season. Napa and Sonoma counties, located in Northern California, feature hundreds of wineries amidst an iconic California landscape.
In September, these wine-centric communities celebrate grape harvesting season with many festivals and events. Check out the Napa Valley Film Festival, or do some grape stomping at the V. Sattui Winery Crush Party, which honors the old-fashioned technique of releasing grape juices with bare feet. Or, learn about the winemaking process at the Schramsberg sparkling winery Crush Camp.
Grape vines go dormant after the harvest, during which their leaves turn red and gold. The Wine Country version of fall foliage is just as beautiful.
Durango is a gorgeous mountain town in Southwest Colorado surrounded by Aspen trees, a species unique to Colorado known for its brilliant fall foliage. Fall visitors enjoy its many hiking trails, scenic roads and waterways, and its legacy as an iconic Old West mining town during their visit. Fall travel to Durango is a must.
Take an easygoing hike at the base of Engineer Mountain, view Aspen groves along the San Juan Skyway, or mosey down quaint Second Avenue during the Durango Autumn Arts Festival. Or, take a breathtaking ride through the San Juan National Forest on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Asheville offers one of the most beautiful fall seasons in the entire United States. It is a great location for fall travel. In fact, according to Explore Asheville, North Carolina has “one of the longest and most diverse fall color seasons in the world.”
Asheville features the Blue Ridge Parkway, a road that offers an incredible view of the Southern Appalachians as it winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville also offers access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited National Park.
In additional to beautiful natural scenery, Asheville is a city full of great art, food, and unique charm. Check out the many fall music festivals, celebrate Oktoberfest at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., or view local crafts at the annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.
Concord is a quintessential New England town that features some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the entire Northeast United States. Concord is also a historically important place – it is the home of legendary American writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, as well as the location of the first battle of the American Revolution.
Concord is known for its bike-friendly trails and roadways, making it perfect for an autumn ride in the crisp air. Its many historic homes include the Orchard House, home to Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. The tranquil Concord River is perfect for canoeing and leads to the historic Old North Bridge in Minuteman National Historical Park. All of this making it a great fall travel location.
Concord is a centrally located New England town, where visitors can escape the bustling cities of the East Coast without ever being too far away from the action.
Fall is a great time to travel. We hope this article has given you a start on your fall travel plans!
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