The summer heat has given way to cooler temperatures, the kids are back to school, but the end of summer doesn't mean you have to stop traveling. Autumn is the season to see changing colors, visit tourist-free destinations, and save on lower prices. Here are some fall getaway ideas in the USA for 2021 to continue your travels in the autumn season. From the Pacific Coast to the mountains or desert, there is something for everyone in this excellent time of year to travel.
Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway.
The Pacific Coast Route is one of America's premier cycling routes, and autumn is an optimal time to avoid heavy tourist traffic. Pedal south through the lush forests of western Washington before following the Columbia River to the Oregon coast, then enter California and encounter massive redwoods, coastal headlands, and sandy beaches with bike paths. Ride the route on your own with maps from Adventure Cycling Association, or join others on a cycling tour.
A National Parks RV Trip
National parks saw record crowds over the summer. Now that fall is here; it's a great time to visit for fewer tourists, less traffic, pleasant temperatures, and fall colors.
A Wellness Day at At Glen Ivy Hot Springs.
A wellness destination like no other, Glen Ivy Hot Springs lies sheltered across 12 lush acres in the Temescal Valley of Corona, California. Natural mineral spring water flows from deep in the earth to 19 therapeutic pools and healing mineral baths, bringing guests relaxation, renewal, and a deep sense of well-being. With an idyllic year-round temperate climate, Glen Ivy Hot Springs attracts over 200,000 annual visitors who seek the benefits of nature, water, and transformative body, skincare, and nail care treatments.
Visit Big Bear Lake
The San Bernadino National Forest jewel, Big Bear Lake, is Southern California's premier four-season mountain lake escape destination. It's also the perfect fall getaway in the USA for 2021 for those living in Southern California. Located in the heart of Southern California, Big Bear invites travelers from near and far to enjoy a variety of attractions. The pristine and fish-filled Big Bear Lake, countless hiking trails, Bear Mountain ski resort, the family-friendly Snow Summit ski resort means there is a lot to do outdoors. Also, a diverse array of boutiques, gift shops, and restaurants line the streets of charming Big Bear Lake Village means there is something for everyone in the family to do.
Visit Mendocino County
Brewery Gulch Inn, a distinctive Craftsman-style inn constructed from salvaged first-growth virgin redwood timber on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California, has made its sixth appearance on Travel + Leisure's World's Best list. Now, the hotel places sixth in the category of Top 15 Resorts in California. Not too bad for an intimate, 10-room inn (with one family-friendly suite), located on the secluded Mendocino Coast of Northern California.
This recognition comes on the heels of the Inn's inclusion on Travel + Leisure's 2021 list of the World's Top 500 Hotels last February. Based on global travel experience ratings submitted by Travel + Leisure readers, these awards cover a broad range of travel service providers and destinations.