Where do people usually travel during the autumn?
Chicago would be a sure winner if you ask people where they’d go during autumn. Why?
What’s In Chicago?
Chicago has Michigan Avenue with trees lined up turning colors; it’s cooler and the best time to visit the zoos – Lincoln and Brookfield Park zoos. And according to the head of a marketing firm in Chicago, Lillian Polz, it’s the time of year when the sluggish animals during summer heat now show up in their best element with winter coats and are much more lively.
For travelers, autumn has added incentives to offer:
- Lower hotel rates
- Reduced summer crowd
- Best local experiences take center stage in many cities
Different Places To Visit During Autumn
For instance, the most summery temperature of the year combined with near-empty beaches and better surf are what travelers will find in San Diego at this time of year. On the other hand, if travelers are looking for the city’s framed microbrews at their fresh-hops best, Portland, Oregon is the place to be.
And how about Orlando, Florida? This is where you might get completely emotional when you see Space Mountain. But that’s not all – there’s Santa Fe, with its amazing and captivating autumn views such as the seasonal scenery, brilliant weather which are perfect for cultural-oriented activities such as the Curious Oyster Seminars.
Leaves changing colors make for an almost heavenly and magnificent experience. Take a quick drive to the Santa Fe ski basin when all the aspens are in color and you’d think you’re seeing a canvas painting and you’d like to bring such painting back if it would fit in what you usually find in your hotel room – a plastic laundry bag that is produced by bottom seal bag making machines.
Other Recommended Visit Areas
But aside from Chicago, there are other places that come highly recommended by many travelers, including:
New York City
Nothing can beat a version of rustic bliss in Central Park when you head to the meadow passing by Belvedere Castle with all the red leaves from the black tupelo trees covering the structure. Or you can book a Mandarin Oriental New York room facing Central Park where you can enjoy the luxuries of world-class accommodation with all the amenities to ensure your comfort and convenience. You can marvel at the High Line – the latest park space between 34th and 30th streets which used to be old elevated rail tracks.
In Denver, the leaves start turning early especially in the resort towns but the city’s foliage takes center stage every October. This is the time when you can see it nicely along the High Line Canal and from the Cherry Creek Bike Trail. The brilliant yellow cottonwood trees will never cease to amaze you and other people. And for beer fans, the best lineup of beer fests happens during Fall:
- The Denver Beer Festival
- The Great American Beer Festival
- Denver Oktoberfest
It’s music festival time for the Music City during this time of year:
- The Americana Festival
- Loveless Café’s Biscuits and Bluegrass Festival
- Independent Music Festival
These festivals come with southern, farm-to-table cuisine, making the festival more attractive to people. There is also the Music City Food and Wine Festival which features cooking demos from Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef, and Trisha Yearwood, the musical multitasker. In October, the almost 20-year old Southern Festival of Books returns.
Santa Barbara, CA
This is the best time to visit California as hotel prices plummet – dropping by almost 50% from August to September. With Santa Ynez Valley wineries, just a stone’s throw away, this is the time of year when Santa Barbara becomes a haven for those who love wines. Hoteliers offer a lot of wine-tasting perks when you come here during autumn. And don’t forget to check Deep Sea Wines for a different experience as it sits right on Stearns Wharf.
Which way are you heading this autumn?