Fall destination #8: Rome
Fall is gloriously pleasant in the Eternal City. Locals have a love affair with what they call ottobrate romane, which roughly translates to "Rome's beautiful October days." Fall in Rome is also a gourmet's delight! Besides the wine and olive harvests, fresh truffles take center stage at food festivals and in a wealth of special mushroom-centered restaurant dishes.
Fall destination #7: Smoky Mountains
The mountains and the national park named after them present a cornucopia of autumn glory. The fall color marches down the mountains as the season progresses, and several scenic roads and trails show off the colorful red maples, scarlet oaks, sweetgums and hickories! Fly into Charlotte, NC and you're there in no time!
Fall destination #6: Seattle
It may be rainier in the fall, but it's still an enchanting city to visit!
Fall destination #5: Munich
One word: OKTOBERFEST!!!
Fall destination #4: Napa & Sonoma
Fall is harvest time in wine country. Many vineyards have wine stomping, cooking classes, wine tastings and many more awesome activities! Spend the weekend in San Fransisco, then head up to wine country for the week.
Fall destination #3: Maui
The island comes alive October through November! The weather is gorgeous and the culture heats up in the Fall with the Festival of Aloha!
Fall destination #2: Maine
No place is more strongly associated with fall colors than New England. As you wind through the country roads of this densely tree populated state, you can catch glimpses of moose and other wildlife. This is also an AWESOME area for antiquing!
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Fall destination #1: New York City!!!!!
When I was little, my Dad and I would travel to New York City every Sunday to get the Dallas Morning News. Even in the 4th grade, the hustle and bustle of the city was fascinating to me. I loved to watch all the people and talk to all the strangers I could. A little side note...I also loved to give money to bums. I would hang $1 bills out the window and the bums would chase the car! Ha! I swear it's not as bad as it sounds! Anyway, I can't wait to go back and experience it all as an adult!