Here Are The Cheapest Fall Getaways In The U.S.
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
With lower temperatures, fewer summer crowds, and cheaper travel options, Fall is a great time to travel. If you are looking for a getaway that doesn’t involve visas and passports, here are some perfect local options.
Lafayette is not only affordable, but this small southern town hosts many great festivals and free concert series in the fall to keep you busy. Average round trip tickets cost $440 and you can snag a hotel for only $77/night.
Grand Junction, Colorado
Colorado is one of the most beautiful states to visit in the fall due to the changing of leaves and comfortable temperatures that make it ideal for enjoying the outdoor views. A few local options include a bike ride through wine country or hike up Grand Mesa. Average round trip tickets cost $460 and a hotel will cost you around $85/night.
Fresno is a great West coast option. The city boasts a range of outdoor activities that are enhanced by its proximity to several national parks, national forests, and wilderness areas. Average round trip tickets cost $400 and hotels average around $89/night.
With oppressive heat in the summer, fall is a great time to visit Phoenix. The city is also in close proximity to national parks like Grand Canyon National Park and Canyonlands National Park where you can take in views of the iconic red rocks and impressive mountains. Average round trip tickets cost $347 and you can grab a hotel for around $99/night.
Newport News, Virginia
The Newport News Fall Festival and other outdoor activities that are enhanced by the beauty of fall foliage and mild temps are great reasons to visit the area this time of year. There are more than 30 parks nearby to explore, making it a great option for a family getaway. Average round trip tickets cost $394 and a hotel will cost you around $95/night.