50 Fall Escapes for Every Type of Traveler: Foliage, Haunts, and Palm Trees!

50 Fall Escapes for Every Type of Traveler: Foliage, Haunts, and Palm Trees!

The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences – Richmond, RI

Located in Richmond, Rhode Island, restauranters and foodies can dine at the renowned The Preserve’s Hobbit Houses, lined with hundreds of pumpkins, there is truly nothing like it or more Instagrammable in New England. Friends and family can also reserve a time to explore the legendary homes of the shire folk to capture unforgettable memories and share their mythical experience on social media. In addition, guests can book a day filled with adventure – with an equestrian exploration, clay shooting, a nature hike and more – then stay at the all-new (opened 2021) Hilltop Lodge boasting rustic residential-style accommodations, designed to provide a luxurious respite amongst nature. Luxury accommodations include single-family homes, townhomes and tiny homes or can relax at the onsite OH! Spa. The Hilltop Lodge also houses a Medi-Spa, Oceanside Medical, adjacent to OH! Spa, touting everything from chemical peels and Botox to body lift treatments and more. To note, The Preserve is one of the only properties in the nation that offer both traditional spa experiences and medical spa experiences under the same roof. For more information, please visit https://preservesportingclub.com.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa – Manchester Village, VT

The beauty of Fall in Vermont is the ultimate bucket-list item when it comes to sightseeing & outdoor adventures. With forests covering the surrounding Green Mountains, and the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees anywhere, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway to experience the explosion of color once the leaves start to turn. With everything from boating and fly fishing to off-roading excursions and tree-top adventures, The Equinox has Fall activities abounding at a picture-perfect convenient location in Manchester with elegant accommodations and fantastic on-site dining. For more information and to book your escape, visit www.equinoxresort.com.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa – Denver, CO
Known as ‘the Grand Dame of Denver,’ The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is the Mile High City’s most elegant and iconic landmark, centrally located in the heart of downtown. In fall, the historic hotel charms guests – as it has for more than 130 years – with its historic heritage fused with modern-day amenities. Partake in the cozy tradition of Afternoon Tea and warm up with tea topped with Devonshire cream, shipped directly from England. Indulge at one of six on-site food and beverage venues – including the fine dining restaurant Palace Arms, offering a seasonal menu of fall favorites. In the evenings, enjoy live piano or jazz in the atrium’s upscale ambiance that exudes grace and grandeur. Beyond the hotel, leaf peepers can rejoice. Denver offers one of the longest periods of fall colors of any city in the country as the glowing gold leaves of the aspen tree send visitors rushing to the mountains to find the most beautiful fall foliage. For more information, please visit www.brownpalace.com.

Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery – Charlottesville, VA

Immerse yourself in the beautiful fall foliage of Virginia wine country at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery. Complimentary bicycles are available to explore our expansive estate. Experience the magic of fall in Charlottesville, VA with endless nearby hiking trails. Just minutes from Carter Mountain Apple orchard and pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own fruit and sample cider and hot apple donuts. For nearby festivities, cruise the Blueridge Parkway or Skyline drive, test your skill in the Blue Ridge Mountain corn maze, or visit other wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail. For more information, go to https://www.trumphotels.com/albemarle-estate.

Newport, RI

Tiverton and Little Compton, in Newport County, offer excellent leaf-peeping destinations, and the leafy canopied Tiverton Four Corners and Little Compton Historical District are especially charming when the leaves turn, usually in mid-to-late October. The Norman Bird Sanctuary, in Middletown, and its seven miles of hiking trails are fantastic any time of year, but they’re an especially wonderful place to enjoy the crisp fall air and colors of the season. Rail Explorers lets you take in the sights of autumn by rail bike as you pedal along an old rail corridor underneath vivid foliage overlooking the Ocean. In Newport, take a ride along Ocean Drive or walk the famous Cliff Walk for wonderful views of fall along the coastline and the Newport Mansions. For more information visit https://www.visitrhodeisland.com.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole – Jackson Hole, WY

In Jackson Hole, crisp mornings, fresh air, pops of sparkling colors and grazing wildlife help bring out the autumn magic with an unrivaled wow factor. Steps away from two of America’s most treasured national parks – Grand Teton and Yellowstone – fall itineraries in Jackson Hole are filled with endless outdoor activities. From wildlife safaris, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and horseback riding to scenic river floats and gondola rides, Jackson Hole is a place to experience enchanted autumn with the most picture-perfect fall foliage backdrops and stunning mountain vistas. In addition, the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival brings the best of Western, nature and landscape artists to local galleries and venues during over 50 art events. Experience it all while staying at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, the epitome of classic mountain elegance and laid-back style, located just one mile from Grand Teton National Park. Featuring expansive rooms and suites with breathtaking views and cozy fireplaces, modern mountain cuisine and custom-crafted cocktails at Spur Restaurant & Bar, a serene 12,000 sq. ft. sanctuary at SpaTerre, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, and awe-inspiring views of the sprawling valley as far as eyes can see. This Teton Village lodge is the ultimate retreat for relaxed autumn luxury. Right next door, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers the best boutique luxury experience in all of Jackson Hole. This mountainside retreat brings modern conveniences and upscale amenities to adventure-seekers looking for an elevated mountain experience of a lifetime. Featuring stylishly furnished accommodations with huge windows providing unobstructed views of the surrounding natural beauty, an intimate and rustic onsite Il Villaggio Osteria Italian restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor infinity pool, a rooftop Chill Spa offering 100% organic and natural treatments, and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the charming Teton Village and providing expansive views of the valley. Hotel Terra is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable fall alpine adventure.For more information, visit www.tetonlodge.com and www.hotelterrajacksonhole.comHere‘s a link to images.

The Crescent Hotel – Fort Worth, TX

For those looking to escape the cold weather brought by fall but still bask in the beauty of the season, The Crescent Hotel, Fort Worth is a new luxurious destination offering relaxation, beauty, exclusive culinary experiences and enjoyable [Texas] fall temperatures. Located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Cultural District, the new hotel (opening at the end of summer) is just steps away from the neighborhood’s world-class museums and a quick drive from downtown and the famous Fort Worth Stockyards. After guests spend the day exploring the city while enjoying the mild temperatures and changing leaves that north Texas has to offer in the fall, they are welcomed back to The Crescent Hotel to continue indulging in its many stunning amenities including dining at Emilia’s, a Coastal Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with an exclusive fine dining experience available and lounge at the Circle Bar, all of which feature seasonal dishes and beverages that will lend to the fall feeling. Wellness and relaxation are at the forefront of the hotel’s offerings with access to the on-site Canyon Ranch Wellness Club that will leave guests feeling refreshed and ready to take on the holiday season. For more information, please visit thecrescenthotelfortworth.com.

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio – San Antonio, TX

Embrace the enchanting colors of autumn at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, a perfect fall escape for those seeking vibrant foliage and picturesque beauty. Nestled along the tranquil Riverwalk, this newly renovated riverside retreat offers a serene setting to witness the breathtaking transformation of nature’s canvas. Immerse yourself in the charm of San Antonio’s historic streets adorned with fall hues, while enjoying the hotel’s cozy accommodations and warm hospitality. Whether strolling through the nearby parks or savoring seasonal delights at their on-site restaurant and riverwalk bar, Zocca.The Westin Riverwalk promises an unforgettable fall foliage travel experience to create cherished memories amidst the splendor of the season. For more information, please visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/satvw-the-westin-riverwalk-san-antonio/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas – Dallas, TX

Located on famed McKinney Avenue in downtown Dallas, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is a destination for Texas locals and visitors alike, exemplifying genuine hospitality, elegant design and thoughtful gestures in a sophisticated and bold setting. Texas’ first and Dallas’ only five-star property beguiles visitors with legendary service, locally inspired amenities, and exclusive experiences. In fall, the city trades its signature heat for crisp air and patio-friendly temperatures. Cozy up alfresco at Fearing’s Restaurant and sip custom cocktails under the illustrious oaks while enjoying celebrity Chef Dean Fearing’s famed southwestern cuisine. For your fill of autumnal activities, scope out the city’s fall colors, cheer on your team at a lively football game, or check out the Autumn at the Arboretum festival or the State Fair of Texas – both fall favorites for locals. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

Spruce Point Inn – Boothbay Harbor, ME

Fall is undoubtedly the most beautiful season to visit Maine. From the crisp, clean air to the vibrant foliage, the conditions are perfect whether you’re looking to adventure outdoors or simply relax with a view and there’s no better place to take it all in than Spruce Point Inn in Booth Bay Harbor. A true gem among resorts, Spruce Point Inn stands apart with its prominent oceanfront setting, acres of mature woodlands, endless gardens and trails, and three on-property dining options. If you’re lucky enough to time your visit for October, don’t forget to check out Boothbay’s Annual Fall Foliage Festival featuring live music, vendors and loads of delicious fall food! For more information, visit www.sprucepointinn.com.

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park  Gatlinburg, TN

As the only resort that resides within the borders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park is the perfect place for travelers to get an up close and personal view of the dazzling fall colors mingling with the fog plumes of the Smokies from the comfort of their suite window. During the day, there are a plethora of hiking trails within the resort and beyond for those who wish to hear the crunch of fallen leaves beneath their feet. Located only 15 minutes from the resort is Dolly Parton’s iconic theme park Dollywood, which is celebrating its fall Harvest Festival from Sept. 20-Oct. 30 this year. For more information, visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/tennessee/gatlinburg/westgate-smoky-mountain-resort/

The Madison Hotel  Washington, D.C.

Escaping into nature may be the most well-known way to view fall foliage, however, may be intimidating for those who love big cities. The best of both worlds can be experienced at The Madison Hotel in D.C.! Just around the corner from everything the District has to offer, The Madison is a luxe, boutique-style hotel that allows guests to rest in capital comfort after a city-wide leaf peeping tour. With no shortage of parks and attractions showered in hues of red and yellow as the leaves change color, guests can admire the changing colors at The National Mall, The Capitol Building, Tidal Basin, and more. In the evenings, guests can enjoy fall themed cocktails such as the Basil Bourbon Smash and locally inspired dishes at The Madison’s swanky cocktail lounge, Lady Madison. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/wasmm-the-madison-hotel/overview/

Park City, Utah

Recognized as ‘America’s favorite mountain town,’ Park City, Utah is the perfect destination for travelers to experience beautifully vibrant leaf-peeping alongside crisp mountain air, exciting seasonal events and ample outdoor recreation. With over 400 miles of open trails, Park City extends a variety of activities on land like horseback riding, hiking and biking – noting, Park City is an IMBA-certified Gold Level mountain biking destination. To add, Blue Ribbon fly fishing along the Provo River or nearby reservoirs provides an immersive experience for guests as they are surrounded by panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains that radiate green, yellow, orange and red hues of lush foliage. For an aerial view of the mountains, hot air balloon rides can be arranged. As a central location to all of the exciting experiences taking place in Park City this fall, travelers are encouraged to stay with Westgate Park City Resort & Spa which sits at the base of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, dazzling guests with its stunning and sprawling mountain-scape views. Park City is an ideal destination to visit no matter the time of year, but little do most know, the fall season delivers some tremendous perks – such as lower rates and a higher return on experiences that will certainly ‘peak’ every type of travelers’ interest. With exciting fall events like the artistically-driven Park City Song Summit (Sept. 7-9, 2023), the Park City Wine Festival (Oct. 5-8) for the culinary connoisseur and the Howl-O-Ween (Oct. 31) celebration for families and their four-legged friends, visitors and locals alike continuously fall in love with Park City time and time again. For more information, please visit www.VisitParkCity.com and click here to book your stay at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa.

Asheville, North Carolina

Expanding across North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is part of the National Park Service and is known as America’s Favorite Scenic Drive. The 469-mile ribbon of road weaves around the peaks of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains connecting Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina). As the Parkway approaches Asheville, it offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River and access to the area’s best hiking trails. Tucked within Asheville, North Carolina’s historic Biltmore Village lives Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville – a Kessler Collection boutique property, just steps away from the famous Biltmore Estate. The Tudor-inspired luxurious hotel hides away along the richness of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it the perfect destination for an outdoor adventure to see autumn unfold before your eyes. And for a more breathtaking view, travelers can take a drive down the extraordinary Blue Ridge Parkway, for a chance to see vibrant autumn hues lining the road.

Bryce Canyon CountryUtah

Fall paints the hoodoos and cliff faces in the high desert of Bryce Canyon Country in Utah with an enchanting palette, transforming the landscape into a mesmerizing wonderland that beckons travelers from far and wide. Despite being known as a desert region, Bryce Canyon Country is home to immense forests, where the brilliant yellows of the quaking aspens flutter in brilliant contrast to the red-orange hoodoos, bright blue sky, and rich green needles of the ancient bristlecone pines. Take a drive on the “fall color loop,” an incredibly scenic drive along Highway 143 that goes past Panguitch Lake, Duck Creek Village, and Navajo Lake, all of which will be nearing peak color change around mid-September. The 2-million-acre Dixie National Forest runs through Bryce Canyon Country, and invites visitors to hike, bike, ATV or horseback-ride through the colorful and immense trail systems within. Sweetening the allure of fall travel in 2023, Bryce Canyon Country is in the direct path of the upcoming annular solar eclipse on October 14th, a phenomenon that has not been observable in the U.S. since 2012. Unlike 11 years ago when the annular eclipse was in the afternoon, the upcoming eclipse will pass over Bryce Canyon in the morning, allowing for truly stunning images of the eclipse over the hoodoos. Fall in Bryce Canyon Country promises an unforgettable journey where nature’s artistry and celestial wonders converge.

Tenaya at Yosemite – Fishcamp, California

Granting its guests immediate access to Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest, Tenaya at Yosemite is a premiere eco-resort that makes any trip to the High Sierras a true outdoors adventure. With fewer crowds and crisper temperatures in the fall, guests can fully immerse themselves in Northern California’s Yosemite Valley during this season at Tenaya. With a network of scenic trails right from the resort that lead through remote alpine woods and alongside cascading waterfalls, the vibrant fall foliage will further enhance the already captivating views from Tenaya at Yosemite. For biking enthusiasts, Tenaya provides convenient e-bike and mountain bike rentals to explore the colorful trails of Sierra National Forest.  Anglers will appreciate the increased fish activity in Yosemite’s pristine rivers and lakes, with fall offering a greater chance of successful catches compared to the busy summer months. After a day of adventure, guests can relax by one of Tenaya’s outdoor firepits, indulging in the simple pleasure of s’mores while marveling at the clear night sky filled with thousands of celestial bodies, thanks to the fall’s dryer weather and Tenaya’s remote location free from light pollution.  With accessible nature, excellent amenities, and breathtaking vistas, Tenaya at Yosemite beckons visitors to embrace the beauty of fall in this remarkable destination. https://www.visittenaya.com/

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake – Lake Erie, Ohio

Fall at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake presents a distinct and captivating experience for discerning travelers seeking a lakeside getaway. Alongside Lake Erie, the Lodge at Geneva showcases the season’s tapestry of colors as visitors enjoy morning walks or bike rides along the shoreline, embraced by the cool air that permeates the surrounding forests adorned with vibrant orange, red, and yellow leaves.  Thrilling zipline excursions with on-site Lake Erie Canopy Tours offer breathtaking views of the vibrant foliage above the sparkling lake. Beyond the lakeshore, The Lodge at Geneva invites guests on an enchanting Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Tour, unveiling the region’s 19 historic covered bridges. Each bridge exudes its own allure and invites exploration amidst the dynamic range of fall foliage surrounding them, creating picturesque opportunities at every turn.  Alternatively, indulge in a delightful Ohio Wine Shuttle experience, where guests can sample the renowned vineyards that produce Ohio’s iconic wines. On October 15, The Lodge at Geneva becomes the backdrop for the Wine and Wheels car show, a grand celebration of the region’s finest wines. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of over 100 historic hot rod cars while enjoying the property’s curated selection of exceptional wines.  Fall at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is an enchanting experience where lakeside charm meets the captivating beauty of autumn foliage, creating amazing escapes amidst nature’s vibrant transformation. https://www.thelodgeatgeneva.com/

Nova Guides – Vail, Colorado

Discover the magical fall foliage of the Colorado Rockies on an ATV tour above Vail with Nova Guides. As the high-altitude white fir trees transform to golden yellow before winter, guests can embark on an exhilarating ATV ride that offer stunning vistas and adrenaline rushes. Cruising through the OHV trails, riders will find themselves surrounded by panoramic views of the Rockies from up to 12,500 feet. Accompanied by expert guides, guests will traverse beautiful alpine meadows, encounter rushing brooks, and conquer mountain passes while enjoying the captivating sight of the golden-hued white fir trees. Wildlife sightings, including moose, elk, and owls, further enhance the experience. Ideal for a day trip from Aspen or Denver, Nova Guides’ ATV tours are renowned as one of the most captivating adventure excursions in Colorado, making it the perfect way to elevate fall travel to new heights. https://www.novaguides.com/

Peaks of Otter Lodge – Bedford, Virginia

Experience the splendor of fall foliage in western Virginia at Peaks of Otter Lodge. This charming property, nestled in the Appalachian woods, offers a range of accommodations, including main lodge rooms and private cabins overlooking Abbott Lake. Surrounded by the iconic “Peaks of Otter” mountains, guests can easily access to trails for mountain hikes. During autumn, the forested scenery around Peaks of Otter Lodge undergoes a breathtaking transformation, showcasing nature’s vibrant color palette. Guided hikes or independent exploration allow guests to immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of the Virginia Highlands.  For a convenient adventure, the property provides the Sharp Top Mountain Shuttle, whisking guests to the 4,000-foot summit with sweeping views of the Peaks of Otter landscape. Scenic drives along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway offer a relaxed option to enjoy the captivating autumn vistas.  Peaks of Otter Lodge is the ideal base to discover the renowned fall foliage of western Virginia. Whether you’re an active adventurer or prefer a leisurely experience, this enchanting retreat promises an unforgettable journey through nature’s seasonal wonders. https://www.peaksofotter.com/

Pine Lodge at Whitefish River – Whitefish, Montana

With its idyllic location, a wealth of outdoor adventures, and proximity to Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge on the Whitefish River promises guests an unforgettable autumn getaway in Whitefish, Montana. Situated in scenic Flathead Valley, the Pine Lodge is surrounded by majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and the serene Whitefish River, upon which guests can explore the picturesque waters with a free kayak or paddleboard rental. Alternatively, they can embark on a scenic bike ride along the renowned Going-to-the-Sun Road, taking in panoramic views of mountains and valleys adorned with vibrant autumn foliage.  In late September and early October, visitors can immerse themselves in the festive spirit of the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in Whitefish and join in exhilarating activities like stein-holding and keg-hurling, and partake in a traditional Volksmarch, embracing the German-inspired celebrations that honor the season.  Beyond the lodge’s charms, The Pine Lodge on the Whitefish River offers convenient access to the awe-inspiring Glacier National Park. Here, untouched by human structures, nature unveils its most remarkable fall displays, creating an unparalleled sensory experience. https://thepinelodge.com/

Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa  Saratoga Springs, New York

Step into a world of autumn colors at the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa as fall sets in upon upstate New York. The hotel itself is within Saratoga State Park and exudes historic charm with its picturesque trails from the property, rejuvenating spa treatments in the healing waters of the springs and delectable seasonal cuisine served on-site. For off-site outings, the Gideon Putnam is perfectly situated between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountain Ranges, treating guests to a symphony of vibrant hues as surrounding foliage transforms into a breathtaking canvas of reds, oranges and golds.  With its idyllic setting and timeless elegance, a visit to the Gideon Putnam hotel in the fall is a truly enchanting experience that promises unforgettable memories in the heart of nature’s seasonal masterpiece. https://www.gideonputnam.com/

Haunted Halloween Hideaways and Ghostly Retreats


For those for whom trick-or-tricking days are long behind them but still enjoy the spooky spirit of Halloween, the country of Belize offers an array of hair-raising adventures and ghostly explorations. Mystical Caves – to experience the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave is to truly immerse yourself in the chilling past of the ancient Maya Civilization that once thrived in Belize. Entering these passages to the Maya Underworld is intriguing, thrilling and mysterious as you take in thousands of years of history. From tubing, hiking, canoeing, or even swimming in the gloomy underground realm, those who dare to enter the darkness may visit the resting site of the skeleton of an ancient Maya sacrificial victim – the Crystal Maiden – amongst many other Maya artefacts found in these sacred spaces. Scary Night Hikes – home to world’s only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin is the ideal place to come face-to-face with the jungle’s most frightening inhabitants. Organized night hikes through the rainforest offer a heart-pounding opportunity to track down not only the elusive jaguar but also the puma, ocelot and jaguarundi. The jungle is also abundant in other creepy night crawlers – spiders, snakes or scorpions, sure to provide spooky wilderness encounters not for the faint of heart. Maya Shaman Healing & Cleansing Ritual – for those looking for more of a spiritual experience, cleansing the body and soul of negative energy is a sacred ceremony transcendent of this world.Introduced by the globally-known natural healer Elijio Panti, who lived in San Antonio Village in the Cayo District until the age of 103, the Mayan Cleansing & Healing Ritual allows visitors to immerse themselves in a ceremony during which a shaman uses herbs to cleanse the aura and help heal – an unforgettable experience brought about by ancient traditions. For more information, visit www.travelbelize.orgHere’s a link to images.

The Conjuring House – Blackstone Valley, RI

Partake in a one-hour guided tour of the Conjuring House in Harrisville, RI or even spend the night to experience an overnight investigation. This authentic colonel home – circa 1736 – that’s rich in history and mystery will certainly delight any paranormal investigator. The house, and the real life hauntings of the Perron family who lived there in the 1970s, was the inspiration for the infamous horror film: The Conjuring. The movie was released in 2013 and has become a famous movie franchise. For those interested in learning more, there will be a 3-day Halloween Livestream event on October 29th, 30th and 31st featuring members of the Perron family. For more information visit https://theconjuringhouse.com/.

Savannah, Georgia

The Hostess City, known for its quaint southern charm and remarkable hospitality, is also known as America’s most haunted city and has quite a few mysterious ghost tales up its sleeve! Thrill-seekers around the world come to Savannah to catch a glimpse of paranormal activity. Those looking for even more thrills and chills are invited to partake in an array of festivities at Plant Riverside District, including a dog costume contest called  “Costumes on the Woof” and a Halloween party at Electric Moon on Oct. 28. Known as “Savannah’s Entertainment District,” Plant Riverside District expands the city’s iconic riverfront to a 4.5-acre waterfront hospitality and entertainment destination, anchored by the 419-room JW Marriott Savannah. The development features more than a dozen restaurants and lounges, high-end shops and galleries – the perfect destination for a scary good time. Escape to the enchanting world of The Kimpton Brice hotel this fall, where eerie tales and spine-tingling adventures await. Nestled in the heart of a city with a rich haunted history, the Brice is the perfect destination for those seeking a mystical retreat. Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the property’s historic building and surrounding area – known for its mysterious legends and paranormal activity. Join the expert guides on a ghost tour through the city, exploring the haunted corners and uncovering the chilling tales that linger in the air and experience unique events that embrace the spirit of the season. Indulge in spooktacular flavors and cocktails that will make your taste buds scream {with joy} at the on-site restaurant and bar, Pacci Italian Kitchen. The Kimpton Brice invites guests to embark on a thrilling journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the mystique of the paranormal.

St. Augustine, Florida

With over four centuries of storied history and known for being “America’s oldest city,” St. Augustine’s past is filled with ghoulish tales on every corner. Tourists can experience an actual paranormal investigation in the Old Jail (built in 1891 by the same company that would later build Alcatraz) after dark or visit the creepy dungeons of Castillo de San Marcos – the historic 17th century fort where the unexplainable can be witnessed even to this day. After a haunting evening, retreat to the cozy (and ghost free!) Casa Monica Resort & Spa to end the night – shining through with impressive fortress-like architecture as it majestically overlooks the downtown district and Matanzas Bay.

The Coombs Inn and Suites – Apalachicola, FL 

Located along Florida’s Forgotten Coast, The Coombs Inn & Suites is a collection of picturesque Victorian mansions rumored to be watched over by the original owners. Built in 1905, The Coombs Inn once served as the private home to Mr. and Mrs. James N. Coombs. When a fire significantly damaged the home in 1911, the couple was forced to temporarily move into a hotel while the house was repaired, passing before renovations were completed. Buried side by side across the street from the inn, it appears that James and Maria never wanted to leave their beloved home. Just as in love as ever before, some guests have reported seeing them on the property smiling and strolling hand and hand. See for yourself why James and Maria did not want to leave this quaint coastal inn when you stay at The Coombs. Nestled within the charming sea-side community of Apalachicola, spooky activities abound, including a Historic Ghost Walk through Chestnut Street Cemetery, the final resting place of The Coombs. For more information, please visit https://www.coombsinnandsuites.com.

Tallahassee, FL
Nestled in Tallahassee’s oldest public cemetery, the curious grave of Elizabeth “Bessie” Budd-Graham is a unique memorial for a woman some believe was a kind “white witch.” What makes the story curious is Bessie’s tombstone – a towering ornate obelisk which happens to be the most visited grave in the entire cemetery. What was even stranger about Bessie’s tomb is the strange epitaph chiseled on the front (which historians have translated to have many dark, witch references throughout). While some have claimed Bessie was a “good witch,” others are not so sure when they feel the energy that they attribute to the grave itself. Take a self-guided walking tour when you visit The Old City Cemetery and see for yourself whether you feel anything when you visit the presumed witch’s grave. For more information, visit here.

Wild Dunes Resort – Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Nestled along the northern tip of Isle of Palms in South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is the perfect getaway for those seeking a charming and spooky escape filled with thrills and chills. Curious guests looking to get into the spirit can look no further as the resort offers ghostly retreats to immerse guests in the rich history and haunted tales from the Lowcountry, where whispered legends and lingering spirits await. Gather beneath the starlit skies around the flickering beach bonfires and listen to the captivation story collections, including that of American writer, Edgar Allen Poe, who’s ghost can be seen sitting beneath the large oak tree near the 14th fairway of the resort’s Links Golf Course. From forgotten pirates to resilient spirits, embark on a dark journey that uncovers the secrets hidden that bring the Lowcountry’s soul to life during the Tales of the Lowcountry series. For more information, please visit www.wilddunes.com.

The Historic Windsor Hotel – Americus, GA

Built in 1892, to attract winter visitors from the north, The Windsor was a 100-room, five story Victorian mansion complete with towers, balconies, and a three-story open atrium lobby. It occupies nearly an entire city block, and was the site of numerous famed balls and celebrations. As famous as the hotel is, are the visitors who have graced its halls. The Windsor closed its doors in the early 1970s, but recently underwent a $5.8 million restoration which returned the historic structure to its original grandeur. Its grand opening celebration was attended by former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter as well as many former guests who returned to the historic hotel to relive its good old days. Visitors, now, can stay in any of 53 period style rooms with all-modern amenities. Stay on the third floor for an extra spooky experience, as guests often report hearing a young girl running around in the late hours of the night. The Windsor Hotel is a certified haunted hotel, and with its many mysteries, you will have to see it to believe it. For more information, please visit www.windsor-americus.com.

Laredo, TX

As in most communities, legends of apparitions, hauntings and paranormal activity generally grow up around the oldest parts of town and from the story of “La Llorona” to apparitions of long-dead spirits, Laredo is no different. Located in the heart of the San Agustin Historic District, La Posada Hotel has a rather storied past having served as both an elementary school and a convent for the Sisters of Divine Providence. Many say that in the early morning hours, a little girl with pigtails can be seen skipping through the lobby and rumor has it there’s at least one restless nun haunting the grounds to this day. Security cameras have even captured footage of the dark figure floating about 10 feet above the ground. Cold spots and the sound of someone calling out names has been reported, along with the moving and dropping of objects and running footsteps in the ballroom. The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum neighbors the hotel and inside is a cradle that at times, especially in the cold, rocks itself. Museum voice boxes are reported to turn on with no one even close to the button and in 2010, a team of paranormal activity investigators documented significant activity within the historic home turned museum. While downtown, take the San Agustin Ghost Walk Tour or grab a copy of the “Haunted Heritage – Myths and Legends of Laredo” book and discover Laredo’s treasure trove of ghost stories. Existing in a world unto itself, Laredo is rich with natural beauty, a culture steeped in history, and offers a kind of rest and relaxation unlike anywhere else. Fall in Laredo means the perfect temperatures for outdoor exploration, whether that be the ghost tour, golfing at The MAX, birdwatching along the riverbanks, embarking on an “only-here” hunting experience, strolling the shops on San Bernardo or exploring the Laredo Safari & Adventure Park. For more information, visit www.visitlaredo.com.

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York – New York, NY

Start off your spook-tacular visit right outside the doors of the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York with the annual Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla of jack-o-lanterns floating on the lake in Central Park!  Then head to Greenwich Village to take a guided stroll in one of the most haunted neighbourhoods in Manhattan and round out your adventures with a visit to the “Boo at the Bronx Zoo” or if you are brave enough, book a trolley tour at the Green-Wood Cemetery founded in 1838 to get some first hands ghost stories! For more information, go to  https://www.trumphotels.com/central-park.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago – Chicago, IL
Discover Chicago’s rich history and delve into legends and mysterious tales. The Windy City offers a myriad of haunted attractions and events throughout the Halloween season. From haunted house experiences that will test your bravery to haunted walking tours that delve into the city’s darkest secrets, there is something to satisfy every thrill-seeker’s appetite for the supernatural.

Trade Fall Leaves for Palm Trees 

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – Little Torch Key, Fla.

For those looking to cling to summer, escape the ordinary and delight in exceptional luxury with a retreat to North America’s only private island resort – Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Nestled discreetly off the fabled Florida Keys coastline, this adults-only property exudes romance and seclusion as the only interruptions are the soothing sounds of palm trees overhead or the lull of gentle ocean waves touching the shore. With only 60 guests occupying the island at any given time, guest can expect the utmost privacy and tranquility throughout their stay, as the use of technology in public spaces is taboo and there are no in-room telephones, televisions or alarm clocks to distract. With 30 thatched-roof bungalow suites to choose from – replete with plush interiors, spacious verandas, outdoor showers and private alcoves of swaying hammocks – Little Palm Island provides premiere accommodations and amenities for romantic revelers to reconnect in a place that feels worlds away. Complete with world-class dining, indulgent treatments in the resort’s SpaTerre, water sport recreation to explore nearby islands and an outdoor pool that features a backdrop of the ocean, Little Palm delivers an authentic getaway that will lead to a lifetime of memories. For more information, please visit www.littlepalmisland.com.

The Marquesa Hotel – Key West, Fla.

Day dreaming of unlimited sunshine this autumn? The Marquesa Hotel – a luxury boutique property listed on the National Register of Historic Places – spans over two blocks of historic Old Town Key West, delivering a complex of carefully restored Victorian homes surrounded my lush tropical interior gardens and ample sunshine, even throughout the fall season. The epitome of old island living, the hotel’s 44 beautifully appointed rooms and suites are reminiscent of the storied streets of Key West, finished with modern in-room touches for optimal comfort. With three sparkling swimming pools and lauded Café Marquesa – an iconic 80-seat restaurant that is consistently rated as the destination’s finest small restaurant – guests will find the Marquesa Hotel to be a serene escape that feels like a home away from home. For more information, please visit www.marquesa.com.

Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort – Myrtle Beach, SC 

Whether you thrive in colder climates or will only swim in the ocean when it’s a perfect 82 degrees, there are plenty of out-of-the-box things to do during your fall beach vacation at Westgate Myrtle Beach – a beautiful, full-service resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, providing fun for all ages whether you’re looking to galivant along the Grand Stand’s swaying shoreline or dive into the charming townscape. Located within walking distance is the critically acclaimed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, featuring oceanfront attractions and dining including the scenic SkyWheel, where you can ‘peep’ the horizons before immersing in the area’s seaside splendor this season. For more information, please visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/south-carolina/myrtle-beach/westgate-myrtle-beach-oceanfront-resort.

South Padre Island, TX

The ONLY tropical island oasis in Texas, summer lingers the longest on South Padre Island, offering pleasant temperatures, just as much to see and do and the best part, fall means fewer crowds. Boasting 34 miles of coastline, South Padre Island is a coastal playground that stretches from sea to sand to sky. The clear gulf waters are perfect for surfing and exploration, and outfitters make it easy with guided trips to scuba, snorkel, look for friendly bottlenose dolphins and, of course, cast a line in what’s considered the state’s mecca for fishing. There are fishing guides, boat charters, and even a Cook Your Catch program for the ultimate in Gulf-to-Table dining. The island’s surroundings provide a haven for nature lovers and incredible eco-tourism encounters await at the beloved Sea Turtle Inc. and South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary, the last of which always sees the most action in the fall. The island is home to a vibrant and interactive arts scene, historical sites like the LAST Texas lighthouse open to the public, and adventures that range from thrilling ziplines and horseback riding on the beach to helicopter tours and more. South Padre Island provides a front row seat to view the SpaceX mega rocket in action across the bay and hosts several special events that are exclusive to the fall, including annual festivals like Sandcastle Days (Oct. 5-8, 2023) and new events like Chrome in the Sand – a casino night headlined by Paul Teutal Sr. (Oct. 19-21), and a Craft Beer and Wings festival (Nov. 17-18). When it’s time to turn in, the shores of South Padre Island are dotted with vibrant vacation rentals as well as beachfront hotels and resorts. For more information, including upcoming events, visit www.sopadre.com.

TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Those looking for the ultimate Florida fall golf vacation, need not look any further. Swap out the fall leaves for Florida palm trees at the world headquarters of professional golf, as the public courses at TPC Sawgrass offer an unparalleled autumn experience. TPC Sawgrass boasts two immaculately maintained golf courses, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye and is connected to the extravagant Sawgrass Marriott Resort boasting a full-service award-winning spa and four different pools to relax by. The Stadium Course’s Island green 17th hole is one of the most widely recognized golf holes in the world and the Stay and Play Package offered allows visitors to get experience the best of both worlds.  When not golfing, indulge in the finest fall offerings at TPC Sawgrass, where exceptional dining experiences, luxurious accommodations, and unparalleled hospitality await. From championship golf to exquisite cuisine, this fall you’ll be able immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends the allure of fall with the allure of Florida’s picturesque landscapes while also only being steps away from the beach. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com/sawgrass.

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Escape the dropping temperatures and extend your summer with a sunny escape to Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, an upscale oceanfront resort situated on Fort Lauderdale’s largest stretch of pristine private beach. Whether you prefer to spend the day relaxing in a beach cabana, enjoying culinary indulgences at one of seven on-site food and beverage venues, taking a cooling dip in the lagoon-style pool, sipping tropical concoctions at the beach bar, joining in the fun with daily entertainment and resort programming, or creating calm with soothing spa treatments, Marriott Harbor Beach beckons visitors to say ‘farewell’ to fall and soak up the sun on its sparkling shores. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan – Grand Bahama Island 

When it comes to chasing sunshine and hanging on to summer, there’s no better place to escape than a tropical island filled with adventure. Fall in Grand Bahama Island means smaller crowds and cheaper flights, resulting in a perfect time to explore the white-sand beaches and stunning national parks, ride horseback along the beaches, and trek through historic bike trails. Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is where the island authenticity of the Bahamas meets the ease and affordability of an all-inclusive resort – all overlooking a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property. In fall, guests enjoy exceptional crowd-free amenities including private beach access, sparkling swimming pools, an oceanfront spa, an 18-hole golf course, a selection of delectable bars and restaurants, and a variety of all-inclusive dining options and amenities. Lighthouse Pointe offers the perfect blend of outdoor activities, private relaxation and exquisite dining for a picture-perfect getaway for families or couples looking for an authentic Caribbean retreat and a fall trip to remember. For more information, please visit www.grandlucayan.com.

Bungalows Key Largo — Key Largo, FL

Trade your Fall leaves for palm trees and stay at the all-inclusive luxury resort, Bungalows Key Largo. Steeped in timeless island elegance, and located on the Northernmost island, Key Largo (just 63 miles South of Miami), the resort offers an exotic, tropical vacation – without the hassle of a passport or the worry of international trekking. Bungalows Key Largo lends itself perfectly to those still looking to travel in the Fall but seeking an escape free of crowded areas and perfect weather between 65 degrees at night and mid 70s during the day; the boutique, waterfront oasis offers an intimate guest capacity and 135 private bungalows (with not an elevator or tight hallway in-site). Dotted across the property’s sprawling 12 acres, each bungalow boasts its own bougainvillea-laden veranda, oversized soaking tub, outdoor garden shower as and Huffy beach cruisers, perfect for exploring the property while enjoying fresh air and an ocean breeze. For more information, please visit https://www.bungalowskeylargo.com.

Hawks Cay Resort – Duck Key, FL

For a sunny escape to the sea this fall, look no further than Hawks Cay Resort. Situated roughly halfway between Key Largo and Key West, this 60-acre, tropical destination is easily accessible by car, boat or plane yet feels worlds away from everyday life. Alongside the aquamarine water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing, diving, kayaking and standup paddle-boarding programs, Cliff Drysdale tennis program, and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings in the continental U.S. The resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 250 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, six restaurants, a saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. For more information, please visit www.hawkscay.com.

Henderson Beach Resort  Destin, FL

Trade the rustling fall leaves for the gentle sway of palm trees at Henderson Beach Resort in Florida, where autumn brings a vibrant burst of sunshine and Destin’s famed sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters. Experience the epitome of luxury at one of Florida’s most exquisite resorts, gracing the Gulf Coast with unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Enjoy the 10,000 sq. ft nature-inspired spa, 170 spacious guestrooms and suites, Gulf-to-table cuisine, an octagonal bar with panoramic Gulf views, a rooftop bar, two outdoor swimming pools, and private beach access. For more information, please visit www.hendersonbeachresort.com.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Key West, Fla.

Forget the summer blues and embrace fall in Key West with cooler ocean breezes, exciting outdoor events, incredible dining and premiere accommodations at Ocean Key Resort & Spa – a luxurious oceanfront property that is nestled between Key West Harbor and the lively Mallory Square. Overlooking the pristine waters where the Gulf of Mexico mingles with the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Key Resort & Spa delivers a seamless balance of excitement and relaxation – featuring 100 deluxe rooms and suites, award-winning Hot Tin Roof restaurant, the newly renovated pool, LIQUID, a boutique spa, SpaTerre, and the vibrant Sunset Pier for dining, live music and the best sunset views in town. Don’t trade in that swimsuit for a jacket yet! Ocean Key Resort beckons guests to take one more warm-weather getaway that embodies Key West Island living. For more information, visit www.oceankey.com.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Say farewell to falling leaves and hello to gentle ocean waves. It’s time to swap cozy sweaters for swimsuits and experience the ultimate beach escapeSituated along the Fort Lauderdale’s picturesque shores, Pelican Grand Beach Resort couples Old Florida grandeur with seaside elegance. With mild temperatures rarely dipping below 70 degrees – the perfect setting for an autumn escape, Pelican Grand offers guests a coastal-chic waterfront retreat with a relaxed feel. Revel in al-fresco dining on the dunes at OCEAN2000, soak in the sun along the private 500-foot beach, or float down the destination’s only Lazy River and make the most of Florida’s temperate fall, filled with warm sunny days and cool clear nights.  For more information, please visit: pelicanbeach.com.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort – Cocoa Beach, FL

They say ‘A Fallen Leaf Is Nothing More Than A Summer’s Wave Goodbye,’ however, the only waves found at Westgate Cocoa Beach this fall are those lapping against the swaying white sand shoreline just steps from the resort! While leaf peeping may not be on the agenda, other amazing alternatives are on the horizon for travelers not quite ready to say ‘so long’ to summer. From seashell ‘peeping’ and charming autumn-inspired area events to falling in love with the resort’s newly renovated Luxury Suites and enhanced dining experiences at the historic Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier – travelers from all tides of life are sure to discover a perfect beachside escape to welcome the changing season with a balmy breeze and plenty of palm trees. For more information, please visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/cocoa-beach/westgate-cocoa-beach-resort.

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa – Orlando, FL

For the fall traveler looking to trade in their boots and scarves for flip flops and sunglasses, look no further than Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa located in Orlando! Only minutes away from the gates of Walt Disney World, the beautiful lakefront resort is the perfect place for families to ‘fall’ into everything Orlando has to offer in the autumn (not to mention, the theme parks will be less crowded than they are during summer break!) New to the resort is Treasure Cove Water Park, the pirate-themed aquatic adventure that features thrilling dual water slides, a lazy river, giant wave pool, splash pad, aquatic jungle gym, and more. Guests can indulge  in a frozen tropical  beverage from Rikki Tiki Tavern, the poolside tiki bar located in the center of the lazy river. For those looking for peace and quiet, Westgate Lakes offers seven other outdoor pools and hot tubs to soak up some Florida sun. For more information, visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/orlando/westgate-lakes-resort/

Turtle Bay Resort – Kahuku, HI

Boasting beautiful beaches and stunning weather year-round, Hawaii’s Turtle Bay Resort on the Northshore of Oahu is the perfect escape from the cold weather blues this fall. Let the fresh smell of the ocean breeze, calming sound of waves crashing below, and the spirit of Aloha take you away. Turtle Bay Resort encompasses nearly 1,300 acres with five miles of unspoiled coastline showcasing 408 ocean-view guest rooms and suites plus 42 oceanfront Ocean Bungalows, as well as an innovative concierge experience center and cultural gallery, a variety of restaurants and bars, an 11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, elevated beach experience and four swimming pools. This expansive beach resort features dynamic ocean, land and aerial adventures through its on-property helicopter pad, horse stables, tennis and pickleball courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, wellness classes and surf school. For more information and to book your spot in the sun, visit www.turtlebayresort.com.

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg – Doonbeg, IE

Fall into Ireland with luxury suite accommodations ideal for multi-gen families, breathtaking views, and unparalleled service at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, DoonbegExperience the mild autumn climate of the Wild Atlantic Way while playing Championship Links Golf, rejuvenating in the White Horses Spa, indulging in local culinary creations, or simply taking in the beauty of the Co. Clare’s Atlantic coastline, you are sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. For more information, go to https://www.trumphotels.com/ireland.


As the sunniest island in the Caribbean with refreshing east trade wind breezes, Aruba is one of the most popular destinations for U.S. travelers. Adventure seekers can explore the depths of Arikok National Park’s rugged and wild interior during an off-road Jeep Safari tour or by hiking, biking or horseback riding. Aquatic adventures are abundant along the world-famous beaches, attracting windsurfers, kite surfers, snorkelers, divers and more. Vacationers can stroll through downtown Oranjestad, exploring high-end shopping centers and vibrant art galleries – or head toward San Nicolas for historic museums, culture and art installations. Beyond the award-winning beaches and year-round 82-degree weather that makes the “One Happy Island” an obvious vacation choice, visitors seeking rest and relaxation are delighted to discover Aruba’s luxurious and secluded side. Located steps away from Eagle Beach, the No. 2 beach in the world ranked by TripAdvisor, Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort provides a captivating getaway for those in need of an escape. The AAA Three Diamond and pet-friendly resort offers six different room types among its 72 studios and suites, currently nearing the final stages of a floor to ceiling renovation. The Dutch colonial architecture, with its lively color and cozy courtyards, will help you savor the charming Dutch Caribbean atmosphere. For an unparalleled toes-in-the-sand dining experience, indulge in delectable cuisine at Passions on the Beach, set alongside the beautiful Caribbean Sea. As the resort is located just minutes from historic downtown Oranjestad and a short 15-minute drive from the airport, Amsterdam Manor is the ideal must-visit island destination.