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8 Popular Fall Road Trips

by Char Kernen on October 23, 2022

Searching for that perfect fall road trip but not sure where to go? Here is a list some of the most popular, top-rated places to visit in the U.S. this fall.

1. Northern Michigan (Both upper & lower peninsulas)

When you think of Fall, Michigan is the perfect place to visit. From the bright fall colors to so much outdoor adventure, to the stunning great lakes and the star filled evening skies. From cider mill visits to winery and brewery tastings all over the state, Michigan is a great place to visit. For more info check out www.michigan.org

2. Blue Ridge Parkway

This 469-mile-long parkway is filled with adventure and beauty. It is the road that links the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and winds around the Appalachian Mountains. There are so many beautiful views, waterfalls, and trails along this parkway. Perfect for the nature lover. For more information visit www.blueridgeparkway.org.

3. West Virginia

Nicknamed the mountain state, this area is full of colorful fall charm. Love adventure? Hike the states numerous trails and have lunch near a waterfall. Stay at one of the many resorts throughout the state. Grab a hot beverage, and make smores out by the fire, and enjoy the crisp evening air. Check out www.wvtourism.com for more information.


4. Small towns of Vermont

When I think of Vermont, it reminds me of the quant small towns shown in Hallmark movies. The scenery is stunning, there is a strong community vibe, and plenty of activities for all types of travelers. Check out all this state has to offer at www.vermontvacation.com.

5. Levanworth, Washington

Known for its Bavarian charm, this village is nestled in the cascade mountains. Enjoy the quant shops, unique cuisine, and cozy accommodations. Visit a spa for the day, go wine tasting, or head out for a hike. for more information head to www.leavenworth.org.

6. Portland, Oregon

Expect the unexpected when visiting this popular city. Top places to visit include the Columbia River Gorge, Forest Park, the Japanese Gardens, and the Oregon Zoo to name a few. Try the local cuisine and stop by the popular Voodoo Doughnuts, you will not be disappointed. Check out this website for more information www.travelportland.com


7. Pacific Coast Highway

Taking a drive on the PCH or SR 1, is known to be the dream road trip. Spanning 656 miles, the highway's breathtaking costal scenery is like none other. From Redwood State Park to Big Sur to Malibu, Santa Monica, San Diego, and everything in between this is the ultimate road trip. Check out www.california.com/pacific-coast-highway-road-trip for more information.

8. Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited in the U.S. Famous for its smoky haze, this area offers hiking, waterfalls, scenic drives and breathtaking views. Popular cities surrounding the smokies and worth the visit include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville and Ashville. For more info check out www.smokymountains.com.


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