This is my absolute favorite time of year! I grew up in the Midwest so I feel like Houston robs me of leaf watching and apple picking. So, if you are fall obsessed like myself, and need the beautiful colored leaves, pumpkins, corn mazes and apple orchards in your life. See my top 5 places to celebrate all things fall below!
Toronto has gorgeous fall foliage. If you are a hockey fan, take in a Maple Leafs game or maybe visit one of the fantastic fall festivals happening during this magical time.
Bar Harbor, Maine
This is a very popular destination during the fall and there is so many reasons why! Cruise ships stop here on leaf peeping tours as well as roadtrippers. The scenery is impeccable and you are sure to enjoy some tasty lobster. Be sure to check out the Foliage report before planning your trip!
Aspen is more known for skiing than leaf peeping. The Aspen trees are a beautiful sight in (typically) mid-September. Hues of yellow will greet you as you drive along Aspen Alley. While you are visiting Aspen, why not check out a craft brewery or two?
I’ve had the immense pleasure of being in Victoria (which is gorgeous year round) in early September. The leaves started changing while I was there but you must take a trip out to Butchart Gardens for the full “wow” factor. September is when the Alaska cruise season ends so it is not as touristy. If you have the funds, stay in Victoria at the famous Fairmont Empress. If you cannot afford to stay, at least take in an afternoon tea there, you will not regret it!
Asheville, North Carolina
Last but certainly not least, is the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. The breathtaking tree covered mountains put on quite the show for you in the beginning of October. If you are planning a road trip, why not start early and attend the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival? There is so much to see and do around this area, it is definitely a road trip of a lifetime.
I wish all of you a wonderful fall full of apple cider, cozy campfires, pumpkin everything and warm hoodies!