Friday, September 24, 2010

Best Locations for an Autumn Getaway

FallFall is approaching fast. The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling and one thing people love to do in Autumn is take a weekend vacation to a beautiful, small town to escape the hectic day-to-day. But finding the perfect spot that is also affordable can be tricky, so here is a short list of the best and most affordable Autumn getaways.

Petersham, Massachusetts
Petersham is a quiet, quaint town in Central Massachusetts that comes equipped with all the essential features of a traditional New England town. Petersham has everything from a central green and a main street with 19th-century clapboard houses to a white-steepled church and a general store. The one thing it doesn't have is large tour buses and high prices. Visitors to Petersham can enjoy the Inn at Clamber Hill, a five-room bed and breakfast where a double room will run you a reasonable $169 per night in fall high season.

Middlesboro, Kentucky
Middlesboro has a historic downtown area and is widely known as the gateway to the Cumberland Gap. Beautiful trees like sugar maples, beech, birch and basswood trees all hit their blooming peak in mid to late October making one beautiful view. Guests can reside at the Cumberland Manor Bed and Breakfast, a grand Victorian home that dates back to the 1890's and has double rooms that start at $99.

Alpine, Arizona
Many of you probably don't think of Arizona, with its desert climate, to be a hotspot for fall. However the small town of Alpine is considered to be the Switzerland of Arizona. The town's beautifully colored aspen and oak trees draw in many visitors each fall. You can hide away at the Hannagan Meadow Lodge, which is quietly nestled at 9,100 feet in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest where double rooms start at $65.

Now there are many ways you could enjoy the beautiful scenes in all of these towns. Most people would typically just drive their cars around. But where's the fun in that? Why not try powering your own journey. Many of these towns have beautiful hiking trails and bike trails. Many of them even offer untrafficked roads, allowing you to take a road bike out for a spin.

If you want to find the best time to go, then check out the state's tourism boards' websites for all the info on the color progression for that area. Finding the peak season isn't as easy as some may think. And the best thing to do if you truly want seclusion is to book now and go midweek.

Fall is definitely one of the most beautiful times of the year so don't miss out on these perfect and affordable fall getaways.

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