We first went glamping last February and had the best time. Fall instantly evokes images of bonfires, crunchy leaves, s’mores, and cozy cabins: all of which are available at Geronimo Creek Retreat. As two people who love the great outdoors, this was ideal for us. I also couldn’t help but think how great this would be as a surprise for a guy! I know so many men who would be thrilled for a weekend in nature and this particular spot offers kayaking, fishing, a grill, a rec room, games, and so much more.
Why We Loved It: Lots of time outside, surrounded by nature. It was a very quiet, private feeling retreat for us with lots of time for good conversation and reflection.
Price Prediction: Less than $300 for two nights (plus any food costs you may need)
2. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is a PERFECT city for a fall trip. We went over spring break and experienced the same weather that they typically have in the fall: crisp and sunny. This is a great destination for a long weekend trip and you can easily explore the whole city in three or four days.
Why We Loved It: Lots of culture, art, and unbelievable food!! Additionally, everything is so romantic with twinkling lights, cozy fires, and wool blankets.
Price Prediction: Under $1,000, plus air fare or gas to drive
3. Austin/Texas Hill Country
We haven’t been up to Austin since earlier this year but it is always a fun trip when we go. I love that Austin is nestled in what we consider the “hill country” of Texas and that means that you’re close to great outdoorsy activities as well. Last time, we stayed at Hotel Granduca which was just a short drive from some pretty amazing hiking trails. We’d also recommend checking out AirBnb for more options!
Why We Loved It: Plenty to do, great food, lots of options on where to stay and what activities to schedule!
Price Prediction: $250 for one night, plus food and gas (less if you do AirBnb)
4. San Diego, California
If you’re a warm weather lover and longing for the days of summer, we’d recommend somewhere like San Diego where you’ll have fall temperatures in the 70s and lots of sunshine. There’s so much to do and we even enjoyed a little day trip to La Jolla, marveling at the impressive coastline and views.
Why We Loved It: Sunshine and perfect weather! We also had a blast doing lots of touristy things like visiting the zoo and Balboa Park.
Price Prediction: $1,500, plus air fare or gas money
Colorado will forever be on our list of favorites. As Texans, we’re relatively close and if you get a chance to visit the state during October or November, prepare for some stunning colors and leaves. You can’t go wrong staying anywhere in the state but our favorite would have to be Beaver Creek. For a more budget friendly trip, stay in Denver and just do a day drive out to leaf peep.
Why We Loved It: So quintessentially “fall” with colorful leaves and crisp temperatures.
Price Prediction: Under $1,000, plus air fare or gas money
Future Fall Trips:
This post has us dreaming of future trips! This year, we’re just doing one big fall trip instead of a few little ones. We’ll be headed on a road trip of the south in mid November, staying in Memphis, Nashville, Asheville, Birmingham, and New Orleans.
Additionally, we’d love to go leaf-peeping in New England or take a trip to Canada in the fall. Our list could go on and on…but what’s number one on your travel list? Where would you like to go for the fall season?