The 20 Best Places To See The Most Beautiful Fall Foliage Across America

Autumn is in the air, and we’re here for it. Whether you’re in Vermont, which is all autumn colors, crisp temperatures, and picture-perfect apple orchards, or sunny SoCal, where you’ll find Californians donning denim shorts and flannel shirts while traipsing around farmers markets and Golden State pumpkin patches, fall is a magical time of year in America. And just as the U.S. is comprised of 50 incredibly diverse and wholly unique states, so too is the fall season and scenery around the country equally varied. But no matter where you live, if it’s fall foliage you’re pining for, you’ll find it all across the country.

Over the next several weeks, each state will experience its own unique version of fall. While the Northeast is most commonly associated with vibrant fall foliage, there are still plenty of places to enjoy stunning seasonal views across the country. Today we’re sharing 20 of the best places to see the most beautiful fall foliage across America, and we invite you to come and revel in the resplendence of this colorful, seasonal splendor.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

The changing of the seasons is such a magical time. As the days grow shorter and cooler, make the most of each waking moment by seeking out your (literal) local colors. The golds, yellows, reds, and oranges that paint the landscape of the country each autumn is nothing short of magical, and absolutely worth slowing down to experience and enjoy.

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