We are nearing the end of summer. The days will soon get shorter, and the air will start to get cooler. Some call it spooky season; others call it pumpkin spice season. But why don’t we call it fall vacation season? There are numerous fall vacation destinations that often get overlooked. Fall is an excellent time to take advantage of these great places and have a memorable experience.
Top Fall Vacation Destinations
If you think about it, Fall is the perfect time to head out on a getaway. Most families are returning home, getting the kids ready to start yet another school year. A whole transition occurs during this time – one that frees up many of the hot destination spots for those looking to hop on a private jet.
When you are ready to take advantage of this downtime, check out these eight fall vacation destinations to explore in 2022.
1. Napa Valley
The Fall is the best time of year to visit Napa Valley. The harvest season is in full swing, and the vineyard’s colorful foliage can take your breath away. While here, there are many events and experiences that you can enjoy – that you can’t want any other time of the year. For instance, harvest parties, the Great Grape Stomp, and the most magnificent views from the Napa Valley Wine Train. Of course, wine tasting tours are always a must.
Napa Valley is an excellent choice for couples, friends, or even a girls’ or guys’ trip.
2. Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is where many summer memories happen for those who grow up in this area. But as they head back to school, you are the only one left making memories on Lake Michigan!
There are so many spots where you can enjoy this Great Lake, especially since it borders places like Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. But the best option is to take the coastal tour among M-22. This tour is a 116-miles stretch of scenic highway with fun things to see and do. Plus, incredible views of the lake with the fall foliage.
Make memories here with someone special.
3. New York City
Have you ever seen Central Park in the Fall? Now is your chance to enjoy bright orange, red, and yellow colors. New York City has many events this year before the weather turns cold.
There is always something going on for everyone of every age. See a Broadway show, take a Hudson River Cruise, rent a rowboat in Central Park, or enjoy the food, the lights, and the views. You won’t be disappointed. It is the best destination for those wanting to have a good time.
4. Acadia National Park
The winters in Maine can get cold but in the Fall? It is beautiful. The crowds are gone, and all left is an incredible view of Fall, no matter where you turn your head. The scenic landscapes are unlike no other here. The weather is right to get out, hike, and see wildlife up close and personal.
Be prepared for this visit, as the peace and serenity you find within these mountains and waterways can be rejuvenating and even life-changing. If you are looking for a fall escape to refresh yourself going into the holiday season – Acadia National Park is where you need to be.
5. North Shore, Minnesota: Fall Vacation Destination
If you are interested in going somewhere off the beaten path, North Shore, Minnesota, with its backcountry campsites, is the place to be. You’ve got Lake Superior (the 2nd Great Lake to make our list), Superior National Forest, and Gunflint Trail.
Go for a hike, camp under the stars, sit on the dock, reminisce about life, visit Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and more. For art lovers, don’t miss the fantastic art tours. Many restaurants, shops, craft breweries, and cafes are located in and around North Shore. You just may be surprised by what Minnesota has to offer you.
6. Yosemite National Park
Northern California is home to Yosemite National Park, where you will find breathtaking waterfalls, sequoia trees so high you can’t see the top, and lots of wildlife. But there is no better way to see it than by foot.
If there is a one-in-a-lifetime place you need to experience in the Fall, you may find it here. So head to Yosemite, get out there, and explore. Go hiking, go fishing, and spend the day taking it all in.
Breathe in that fresh air!
7. White Mountains of New Hampshire
This entire area of New Hampshire can seem worlds away from anywhere else when you are here. You will find quaint towns with neat shops and cafes tucked away amongst mountains and brightly-colored tree-lined streets. There are state parks to hike – or casually stroll through. Scenic parkways, waterfalls, ATV adventures, and ride to the top of the hill for a bird’s eye view.
8. Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia
Finally, the country feels of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia can allow you to spend your time tucked away in a log cabin, venturing out only to go on a hiking trail, do some gem mining, or perhaps fly through the sky on a zipline.
You will also find artisan shops, farmers’ markets, and downhome eats here. It is the perfect getaway for those looking to find a slower pace of life. And who knows, maybe you will enjoy bluegrass nightlife in some small towns.
Choosing Fall Vacation Destinations
While all these destinations are perfect for Fall, they will not be nearly as enjoyable as they could be with a private jet charter to take you to and from them. Wherever you choose to travel – Yosemite, White Mountains, Lake Michigan, Blue Ridge, or any other destinations we have discussed – allow your goal to be relaxing and unforgettable when you add the luxuries of a private jet.
Don’t know where to get started? Fall will be here before you know it! Sun Air Jets’ private jet charter service has everything you need to book your trip and take flight.