Summer is officially over now, and many of us are noticing the chill in the air and restlessness that often comes with the changing seasons. For those who look wistfully upon summer’s end, planning a fall trip will definitely chase away the blues. Crowds are thinning in national parks and in most tourist-popular cities, making visits easier and less costly.
October events, fall colors, faraway places, and exotic locales beckon. Travelers can choose a convenient destination not too far from home for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see Mount Rushmore. They can head to Nashville for a lively weekend filled with live music or to Baltimore or Chicago to explore crowd-pleasing metropolitan areas of the U.S. Or venture to New England for classic autumn treats like maple syrup, colorful foliage, and a warmup for Halloween.
Europe’s busy tourist season is slowing to a more moderate pace, making it the perfect time for a trip to Prague or Sardinia. Any time is right for a trip to Hawaii, and the small, sparsely populated island of Lanai lets guests choose between an active or restful vacation.
Those with serious wanderlust might choose to venture further around the globe to Bali or Nepal. History fans will love walking among the pyramids in Egypt or floating down the Nile. Israel, with its varied terrain and unique melding of ancient and modern, offers delicious cuisine, excellent wines, and fascinating cities.
Wherever you choose to go before the busy holiday months, you’ll find that a trip to somewhere new or to an old favorite destination is the ideal transition between summer’s end and the winter season ahead.