3 Ideas for a Perfect Getaway This Fall
It’s again that time of the year where nature becomes more colorful and soothing. Many friends, families, and couples have just returned from their summer vacations and are looking for autumn getaway spots; whether it be a weekend by a lake, a few days in the countryside, or an evening in a magical place that you wouldn’t normally commute to.
Today we’ll give you 3 ideas for a perfect getaway this fall, so without any further ado, let’s start from the top:
1. Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, Orlando
Regardless of whether you’re a die-hard Potterhead, an enthusiast who’s been inspired by a Harry Potter quiz, or simply a person that can appreciate beautiful architecture and wonderfully engineered joyrides, you’ll want to visit Harry Potter’s Wizarding World in Orlando this fall.
This is easily one of the most fun-packed locations that are gorgeous year-round, especially in autumn when all Hogwarts Students pack their wands, owls, and rats before heading into the mystical world of spells, wonderful beasts, and adventure.
Universal Orlando offers multiple unique HP-themed activates, including Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, the Flight of the Hippogriff, and the fan-favorite Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station.
Additionally, there’s an area that was designed to vividly recreate the King’s Cross Station, with a replica of the Hogwarts Express parked for tourists to see and take pictures with.
The Wizarding World also hosts weekly shows; some of the highlights in the past months were Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, the exquisite Frog Choir dressed in Hogwarts uniforms, and the Triwizard Spirit Rally.
The nighttime lights at the Hogwarts Castle are unforgettable as they blend in with the yellowish leaves while the magical atmosphere hints that Halloween is just around the corner.
Tourists will be able to find nourishment in some of the legendary venues that Harry, Ron, and Hermione ate and drank at, including the Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head, and the Leaky Cauldron. Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World offers months of entertainment, although, with a proper guide, you’ll be able to visit and enjoy most of its highlights in a couple of days.
2. Telluride’s Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Telluride (as well as most of Colorado towns) is exceptionally crowded during the winter months due to the numerous ski resorts while being absolutely wonderful and romantic in autumn.
Surrounded by towering mountains and trees as far as the eyes can see, Telluride offers breathtaking views and plenty of engaging activities for both locals and tourists who are planning a getaway this fall.
Telluride is riddled with numerous winding roads, golf tee pads, rivers, and trails, and the fact that it features dozens of lodging venues at key points allows tourists to enjoy new activities and landscapes each day.
In the very center of Telluride is the Bear Creek Lodge, which is where most tourists begin their exploration at. Adventurers and campers typically venture east towards the San Sophia Overlook, or North at the famed Telluride Ski Resort. Tourists who would rather spend a day golfing can find the Telluride Golf Club just above the Mountain Village Center a few miles northeast from the Mountain Lodge.
Taking the San Joaquin Road south will lead you to the Lower Village Trail, a beginner’s hiking route on which you’ll get to see the Boomerang and Cake Walk rivers.
In terms of local cuisine and restaurants, Telluride’s chefs specialize in barbecue and meat-based delicacies. The View, the Black Iron Kitchen, and the famous Village Table are some of the most popular restaurants in the vicinity.
The urban area of Telluride is better suited for groups who’d prefer to mingle with the locals and enjoy the town’s cultural and nightlife scenes. The Sheridan Opera House is on Fir Street, featuring the most popular singers and instrumentalists of classical music weekly. New Sheridan’s Historic Bar is built into the Opera house, allowing tourists an opportunity to become more familiar with the history of Telluride, as well as buy refreshments.
Another highlight is Telluride’s Historical Museum, which sits on Gregory Avenue, in the southernmost part of town. It features ten themed rooms comprised of exhibits that are dedicated to Telluride’s history and culture.
The Tunnel is one of the most popular restaurants in the urban district of Telluride, offering an eclectic catalog of delicacies, a beautifully decorated interior, and friendly, professional staff.
3. Hawaii Islands
If you can’t come to terms that the summer is over, you can extend your vacation by heading over to the Hawaii Islands.
First and foremost, the aquatic voyage to the islands is an adventure in itself. Hawaii is approximately 2,286 miles away from San Francisco, which is the closest shore in the USA relative to Hawaii. Seasick tourists are recommended to take flights instead, as they’re currently cheaper than usual due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
All tourists are encouraged to sunbathe, swim, and hike while at the Hawaiian Islands. The state’s beaches are otherworldly in terms of beauty, and the landscapes you will be able to see are bound to leave you breathless.
Every inch of Hawaii Islands breathes with centuries of history, and you’ll be able to learn more about the state’s history by chatting with any locals; all Hawaiians are well-versed in their country’s lore.
If you don’t mind spending a bit more money for the perfect getaway weekend, you may want to check-in at the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai. Aside from the most spacious rooms with the best views, the hotel is essentially a mile away from one of the most gorgeous beaches on the Hawaiian Islands.
The best camping and hiking locations are located in the western portion of the islands, including the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, the Lone Palm Trail, and Captain Cook’s Monument Trail. Heading east will take you to a more urban district, where you will be able to shop for souvenirs and memorabilia, although a couple of national parks there could prove to be good camping spots too.
We hope that this brief rundown was useful to you and that we have piqued your interest with some of the finest getaway spots for this fall. Make sure you are staying safe in these times we are all going through and have a good one, guys!