Plan Your Trip to See The Fall Foliage!
Fall is on the way and leaf-peeping is a fun and carefree way to experience the autumn landscape, especially when you include a Drury Hotel in your plans!
From the mountain aspens in Colorado to the red maples in Pennsylvania, we have the best places to plan a getaway to view the spectacular colors of fall.
Phoenix & Flagstaff, AZ
Beautiful fall colors surround Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona.
Starting in Phoenix, take a winding journey north to the stunning red rocks of Sedona for a burst of fall color. Then head up 89A to Flagstaff and view the vibrant hues of red, gold, and yellow. In Flagstaff, walk the streets of historic downtown or stroll through the Arboretum, an oasis of high altitude native plants.
Don’t miss: Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift Ride for a bird’s eye view of the fir and aspen canopy below.
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Step into the Pumpkin Houses at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville.
In early November, bright fall colors arrive in full force in Tennessee. Be sure to visit Nashville where the poplars, maples, oak, and hickory trees make the town come alive with color. A brisk walk through historic downtown Franklin or a ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway are perfect for leaf chasers. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage offers 1,120 acres of fall color and tranquil beauty.
Don’t miss: Cheekwood Harvest from September 18 – October 31. View 5,000 chrysanthemums or pick the perfect pumpkin at historic Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville.
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Greenville’s River Place along the Reedy River is the perfect spot to enjoy the fall season.
Enjoy fall colors from a bike in Greenville, also known as "Bikeville" for its concentration of bicycle trails. Spin down the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which follows along the Reedy River for 18 miles, and plan to stop at a brewery or distillery along the trail. Peak foliage is from the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November.
Don’t miss: Fall for Greenville on October 7 – 10, an annual festival in downtown Greenville with live music, tastes from 50 restaurants and 50+ beer taps.
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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Regional Park is one of the most popular escapes in Minneapolis.
With walkways and paths along the river, the fall colors are spectacular on Main Street in Northeast Minneapolis where bustling restaurants and shops line the cobblestone street. Minnehaha Falls/Minnehaha Regional Park is a vibrant destination in any season, but when the waterfall is surrounded by fall colors, there's something extra special about it.
Don’t miss: In the spirit of Oktoberfest, head to Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit and enjoy traditional German fare.
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Visit the rustic mill that gives McConnells Mill State Park its name.
Catch the fall colors at McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County, just a 45-minute drive north of the city and home to an historic mill, a red-painted covered bridge and impressive waterfalls. In the heart of Pittsburgh, view the fall colors at 456-acre Schenley Park and spend time at Phipps Conservatory or take a ride on the PNC Carousel.
Don’t miss: Treat yourself to a local pumpkin beer at Hitchhiker Brewing Co.
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Denver & Colorado Springs, CO
Colorful Aspen dot the landscape above Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a gorgeous 1.5 hour drive from Denver. Drive or hike the park to experience the dramatic golden-yellow hue of the aspens. Boulder, 40 minutes from Denver, dazzles with its fall display of aspens, cottonwoods and maples. Combine fall sightseeing with great dining in this foodie paradise.
Don’t miss: Get lost in Chatfield Farms’ seven-acre Corn Maze. Smaller visitors can enjoy the corn mini-maze.
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Indianapolis & Lafayette, IN
The 200-foot Suspension Bridge in Turkey Run State Park was built in 1918.
Hike the wooded nature trails of Fort Harrison State Park, known as one of the best local spots to view fall foliage. Adventurous types will enjoy Fall Creek Trail with its elevated boardwalks. Visit Turkey Run State Park and walk in the footsteps of the Miami Indians along breathtaking trails through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Be sure to take photos of the panoramic view from the park’s Suspension Bridge.
Don’t miss: A walk through 555-acre Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis to enjoy peace, quiet and vibrant fall colors.
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