5 Must See Attractions to Visit in the Fall

Fall is the time of the year when the temperatures begin to get cooler and the leaves change colors in certain areas of North America.  While there is really no horrendous place to visit during the fall, some places are a lot better than all the rest. If you are looking to travel throughout the USA this time of year, here are a few spots to consider. You can even rent an RV and try to visit them all!

Here are the 5 must-see attractions to visit in the fall:

  1. Summit of Prospect Mountain

Prospect Mountain is one of the higher peaks in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  The summit is at 2,030 feet above sea level and the people that reach the top will see panoramic views that last for up to one hundred miles in any direction.  While some people will hike up to the summit, others will take the easier way up and drive to the top for the views.

  1. Festivals in Nashville, Tennessee

There are so many festivals in Nashville during the fall, that people could spend all their time at them and miss all the musical sights that are always there.  A few of the festivals include the Independent Music Festival, the Americana Festival, the Music City Food and Wine Festival, and the Southern Festival of Books.

  1. Belvedere Castle in Central Park

Central Park in the fall is absolutely breathtaking with the leaves changing into bright hues of orange, red, and yellow.  One of the best places to see these leaves is from the top of Belvedere Castle, which is towards the center of Central Park.  For more fall adventures, people are encouraged to venture over to High Line between 30th and 34th streets to try the cuisine that is served at the seasonal food kiosks.

  1. Katy Trail in Missouri

The Katy Trail is two hundred and twenty-five miles long and it basically runs alongside the Missouri River.  This is a wonderful trail to hike or bike ride along during the fall and there are numerous bed and breakfasts along the trail that are perfect for a night’s rest.

  1. Cape May in New Jersey

The beach in Cape May is spectacular during the summer, but many people will want to wait for the crowds to disappear and the monarch butterflies to arrive before they visit.  The butterflies stop here every autumn for a few weeks during their migration and they basically take over the sand.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year and it is a season that many people look forward to.  There are so many things that people can do that are unique to this season and many people will count down the days until they can enjoy them all once again.

Where are you headed on your next family vacation?




  1. I would love to visit Nashville in the fall. I live on the outskirts of Atlanta, but I’ve never managed to find myself in Nashville in the fall.

  2. I love to travel in the fall. Every place you go looks a little bit different. Even the same trees have a bit of different colors in different areas.

  3. Wow what a great list of attractions to see, I would love to see the festivals in Nashville I bet they are so much fun!

  4. These are some great places to visit. Living in Florida, we aren’t really close to anything like these. Maybe one day we can travel to one!

  5. Fall doesn’t really exist here in LA thus I need to travel far out of this state in order to find it!

  6. This is a great round up of places to visit. I have always wanted to go to Nashville! You made me want to go even more!

  7. I was just in Nashville last month for the solar eclipse. I definitely want to get back out there for the fall season though to see the changing colors and the beautiful mountain views.

  8. I love the fall. I love the color of the trees and the weather. I will have to check these places out. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Fall colors are everywhere! And that’s what I’m excited about! It’s really nice to visit places that showcase this season’s beautiful colors!

  10. I am a state away from Missouri so I need to check out Katy Trail! My husband is on a business trip in Nashville right now and he said that the festivals are already going on! Too bad he can’t catch one before coming home. Great list of things to do! Will absolutely check out Katy Trail soon!

  11. We usually plan a fall trip to Branson Missouri. It’s a great place to see the leaves change colors and have a little family fun

  12. Awesome article!

  13. This makes me want to get out and travel! All of these seem like so much fun – especially the Belvedere!

  14. jmanandmillerbug says

    I would love to explore all these areas. Fall is my favorite time of year because of all the leaves changing colors and all the interesting things there is to do now that it’s cooling off.

  15. I like to see these places in fall. I’ve seen Belvedere Castle, but it was in the summer.

  16. So many stunning fall destinations! Since we live in an area of the country that does not have colorful leaves changing, I would certainly want to visit a place that does.

  17. Oh those fall leaves are beautiful. Wish I lived close enough to go see them.

  18. We just moved from Indiana to Arizona. While I’m absolutely loving the weather here, I will definitely miss the changing of the fall leaves.

    I’d love to take my kids to Cape May sometime. They’re obsessed with butterflies.

  19. Fall would be the best time of year to hop in a RV and just drive all over the country. So many fun things to see and do! Thanks for a great list.

  20. Those all sound like such lovely places to visit … I love this time of year!

  21. These all sound like great places to visit. I would love to take in the festivals in Nashville. We haven’t had a family vacation in a while.

  22. Oh my… you just gave me a fall travel bucket list! I need to pack my suitcase and grab my camera!

  23. Vanessa Delia says

    I have a friend who lives in Missouri. The pictures she sends me of what fall looks like there just melt me. Gorgeous!

  24. Great picks! Cape May looks absolutely beautiful! I love fall foliage! Since it has been in the 80’s (almost 90 today) in Ohio, the leaves haven’t really been changing. My hydrangeas are blooming again! lol

  25. Katrina Gehman says

    I would love to get to TN. i tried to book a few months ago but it didn’t work out. i’m going to try and go soon.

  26. These all look like amazing sights to see. I love to travel in the Fall… I think it’s the perfect time to see the best colors and have the best weather, too!

  27. Aww, I wish these places were closer to me! All of them look great. Might have to make a fall family bucket list.

  28. Wow all these places look like awesome places to visit

  29. Angela Milnes says

    We love castles. In fact, we are wanting to go to a castle next week to do a photo shoot with m daughter. The one you suggested sounds fab! Wish we were closer.

  30. sara lafountain says

    We have not visited Cape May, NJ in about 15 years. I think it is time to plan a trip back to this serene vacation destination.

  31. I’m so glad you included the Adirondacks. NY State is amazingly beautiful in the fall, especially if you are near the mountains.

  32. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. These all sound like great things to do. I’ve never heard of the butterflies at Cape May, but that would be really cool to check out.

  33. I used to live in Nashville. I miss it sometimes, but I love it here in Chicago.

  34. Debbie White Beattie says

    This is a great list but the one I want to visit the most is the Festivals in Nashville, Tennessee

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