Unmissable Fall Escapes: 2024 Top Destinations to Explore in October & November

From quaint towns to breathtaking national parks, you'll find something on this list of top places to go this fall!
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Wendy Diep
Fall Travel Lover & Co-founder of Let's Jetty

Hey fellow adventurers, if you're like me, you're already planning where you're going this fall with your friends or family. It's one of my favorite seasons and usually October & November can be more affordable for travel! Well lucky for you, we've curated a collection of must-visit destinations that promise to bring amazing experiences for groups.

And if you can't decide where to go this fall, let everyone vote on it via Let's Jetty, the only travel app your crew will actually use. You don't want to miss out on the perfect October or November get away because you couldn't figure out the deets! Use Let's Jetty, and I swear you'll get the quickest responses to your invite and you can even add a survey! Or just post your fave destinations & see which gets the most likes :D Sign up & start planning that fall vacay today!

Anyway, from quaint towns to breathtaking national parks, there's going to be something on this list that will fit what you're feeling!

"Wild" Wanderlust: National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona:
    Say hello to the best November vacation spots with a trip to the Grand Canyon. Capture stunning fall foliage transitions for Insta-worthy moments amidst temperate weather, perfect for hiking and scenic train rides.
  • Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho:
    Ditch the tourist paparazzi and experience one of the best places to visit in the fall. Explore biking, fly-fishing, and wildlife spotting amidst the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park.
  • Acadia National Park - Maine:
    Embrace the breathtaking beauty of Acadia for one of the best October vacation destinations. Challenge yourself with scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views amidst the fiery wonderland of mid-October.
  • Zion National Park - Utah:
    Channel your inner adventurer and explore the majestic beauty of Zion in the fall, making it one of the best places to go in the fall. From towering red cliffs to golden canyons, this park offers endless opportunities for epic hikes.

Coastal & Island Delights: Beach Bum Bliss

  • Kaua'i, Hawaii - Hawaii:
    Say aloha to one of the best vacation spots in October with lower room rates and thinner crowds on the Garden Isle. Dive into adventure with hikes at 'Akaka Falls State Park or snorkeling at Tunnels Beach.
  • The Big Island, Hawaii - Hawaii:
    Swap out crowded beaches for secluded paradise on the Big Island, one of the best November vacation spots. Whether you're chasing waterfalls at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park or soaking up the sun on Ke'e Beach, there's no shortage of adventure here.
  • Big Sur - California:
    Fall in love with Big Sur's rugged coastline and breathtaking vistas, making it one of the best October vacation destinations. Spot migrating whales and monarch butterflies, then indulge in some foodie heaven at the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival.
  • Prince Edward Island - Canada: Trade summer heat for crisp fall temps and cozy vibes on PEI, one of the best places to visit in the fall. Feast on local delicacies at the Shellfish Festival and PEI Fall Flavours Food & Drink Festival, then explore colorful trails for stunning foliage views.

City Chic & Cultural Charms: Urban Escapes

  • Toronto - Canada:
    Score lower room rates and epic leaf-peeping vibes in Toronto, one of the best October vacation destinations. Catch a Leafs game, stroll through vibrant parks, and indulge in comfort food galore amidst the autumn charm.
  • Montreal - Canada: Fall in love with Montreal's artsy vibes and cool autumn temperatures, perfect for the best November vacation spots. Explore Old Montréal's cobblestone streets, sip cider at the Botanical Garden, and get lost in a sea of fall foliage on Mount Royal.
  • Charleston, SC - South Carolina: Swap out summer heat for haunted history and southern charm in Charleston this fall. Get spooked on ghost tours, soak up the sun on Folly Beach, and savor the flavors of the MOJA Arts Festival, making it one of the best places for October vacation.
  • Savannah - Georgia: Dive into Savannah's spooky side with haunted tours and ghostly pub crawls, perfect for the best places to visit in the fall. Explore historic districts, wander through Victorian homes, and soak up the eerie atmosphere of Bonaventure Cemetery.
  • Victoria & Vancouver Island - Canada: Chill out on Vancouver Island this fall and explore its charming cities and coastal trails. Discover hidden gems like Butchart Gardens and sip cider at local vineyards. It's the perfect mix of urban chic and island serenity for the best places for October vacation.

So, there you have it – your ultimate guide to figuring out the best fall getaway this year! Whether you're chasing waterfalls in Hawaii, sipping cider in Canada, or ghost-hunting in the South, these destinations promise unforgettable adventures and Instagram-worthy moments.

Pack your comfiest sweaters, grab your pumpkin spice latte (if you're basic like me), and get ready to make memories that'll last a lifetime. Because when it comes to fall travel, the world is your pumpkin patch, and it's time to carve out some epic experiences.

As for me? I'm thinking Big Sur because I'm all about the food & wine, plus I'm obsessed with Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea 😍

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