America's Best Cities for Fall Travel
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No. 9 Santa Fe
In the No. 1 town for both cultural vacations and peace and quiet, autumn is a well-crafted feast for the senses. You’ll know that it’s green chile harvest season by the roasting smell that permeates the air (readers ranked the city in the top 10 for ethnic food). Hikers, meanwhile, love the foliage-lined Aspen Vista trail, about 14 miles from downtown. If you don’t want to venture that far, you can poke around the highly ranked art galleries, antique shops, and indie boutiques.