So, summer is slowly, but surely, getting away from us, and try as we could to make this the summer that would blow all others out of the water, the season has slipped away. Even more depressing is the fact that we took no time off from work, which means the list of possible vacation destinations we'd put together so carefully is now one more piece of paper to add to the "shred" pile in your home office. What happened?
First of all, you need a serious chill pill. You sound like a certain toy donkey that just can't help but spread the blues everywhere he goes. So, you missed out on taking a vacation during the summer. So what? In case you didn't know, there are nine other months in the year, which means you're not without options for a getaway. The thing is you need to think a bit more critically about where you're going and what you're getting yourself into.
Fall, or if you prefer autumn, is one of the most breathtaking times of the year. You start to see colors that remind you of pumpkin pie and scarves. You notice a bit of a nip in the air, which means it's time to get your cute cold weather clothing out of storage because it's about to go down. What's more, show off your cute clothing on a little getaway. If you're really serious about taking your vacation, take advantage of the fall. It's a lighter travel season, which means less crowds and big savings.
Here are some of the most perfect vacation destinations for you to consider this fall:
Boston, MA – The weather will have a nice snap to it, and you're in the hotbed for American History (learning doesn't take a vacation). Cross the Charles River and hang out at Harvard. You've got some of the most sacred sports destinations in the world (The Garden and Fenway), the museums are killer, and walk the same cobblestones our country founding fathers walked.
San Antonio, TX – You may have checked out the River Walk before, but the fall is an otherworldly experience. Even in the heart of Texas, you've got world-class restaurants, tremendous shopping, and you can actually visit the Alamo, perhaps the most important edifice in the Lone Star State.
Sedona, AZ – You want 'trippy'? Check out Sedona. It is the place to be if you're even the slightest bit curious about healing crystals and aura readings. The weather is amazing and the vistas are grand, and you'll find no lack of interesting people. Before you leave, visit one of the spiritual shops & maybe learn a little about yourself.
Red River, NM – You're in the Rocky Mountains and part of Carson National Forest. You're way above sea level, and the outdoors is there for your enjoyment. Hiking, biking, fishing, tubing (all year), a local community house filled to the brim with activities, and a population of about 500 people. Talk about the ultimate chill to find yourself.
Admittedly, this list contains some very unique vacation destinations that may never have crossed your radar, and that's exactly the point. These spots offer a little of everything the season, and the country, have to offer. You missed out on taking a trip during the summer, so you opted for a fall getaway. Great. With a new perspective must come a new way of thinking about what it means to get away. In other words, go on with your bad self, and just have a good time!