15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.

Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. Not only do fall road trips offer relief from the heat and tourists of summer, but in many places they offer a breathtaking look at the foliage of changing seasons, just before the cold of winter sets in.

If you like crisp air, colorful fall leaves, and driving on scenic routes past mountains, forests, rivers and farms, you will love this list of the 15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.:

1. See the famous Aspen groves in Telluride, Colorado

Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

Trover photo by Peyton Hale

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Pacific Northwest Weekend Getaways for You

The Pacific Northwest is a collections of bests: best camping, best views, best regional food, best music scene, best cafes… We could go on. A typical day could be waking up in your tent to a gorgeous sunrise in the Olympic National Park, taking a ferry ride through Elliot Bay, walking around a Pike Place market and then settling down to a delicious dinner with a glass of Northwest wine. All of this makes this beautiful, green, aqueous, and mountainous region one of the most popular and unique destinations in the world. We have rounded up some of the best places to visit for you to consider for your next weekend away. Let us know what you discover over at Trover.com.

San Juan Islands

With over 700 islands, the San Juans offer gorgeous views, beaches, and whale watching.

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Photo by Monica Ewing.

Seattle

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle retains its small town feel with its many charming neighborhoods.

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Photo by our very own Matt Hudgins.

Portland

Famous for being off the beaten path and slightly eccentric, Portland also has a sophisticated food and brewery scene.

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Photo by Julio Gleske.

Mt. Ranier

One of a chain of volcanoes up and down the Pacific Northwest, this iconic mountain practically floats above the Seattle skyline.

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Photo by Martha Tolentino.

Vancouver

Bike around Stanley Park, enjoy a bustling water front, or seek out a myriad of different cuisines. Vancouver is Seattle’s worldly cousin.

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Photo by Backpacking Bella.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Enjoy the reflections on the pristine waters of the deepest lake in the United States.

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Photo by Suzannah Maree Photography.

Victoria, Vancouver Island

A charming town with an English flavor, Victoria offers high tea, Butchart Gardens and a fabulous Royal British Columbia Museum.

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Photo by Chasing Adventure.

Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast

Walk golden sand beaches and enjoy the majestic sea stacks that loom on the horizon.

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Photo by Paige Spee.

Mt. St. Helens

After the 1980 eruption that blew the entire top of this volcano to smithereens, life is making a comeback on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The Visitor Center offers an excellent overview.

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Photo by Gavin Burns.

Olympic National Park

Home of Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh Rain Forest, there are many trails to explore in this beautiful park for all ability levels.

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Photo by Clint & Jamie Preisendorfer.

Mt. Hood

The tallest point in Oregon, visit the National Historic Landmark Timberline Lodge for an overnight stay.

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Photo by Annemarie Vivolo.

Columbia River Gorge

Famous for its views and its excellent windsurfing, visitors can also enjoy amazing views, outstanding food, and  wonderful music.

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Photo by Melissa G.

Still itching for more Weekend Away ideas? Find them here. Head on over to Trover.com for more inspiration!

You Need This: Oregon Weekend Getaway

Here is why the other states are jealous of Oregon: pristine beaches, misty green forests, volcanoes that you can ski on, and of the majestic Columbia River Gorge. Not to mention delicious food, wines and craft beers. Now that you might be ready for a quick getaway, consider these lovely sites to visit:

Crystal Cane Hot Springs

Hot springs have been used as a source or healing and relaxation since ancient times.

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Photo by Trevor K.

Smith Rock

Located in the high desert, this state park is ideal for rock climbers from all levels.

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Photo by Mint Ariyavutyakron.

Lithia Park Reservoir

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Photo by Patrick Glassford.

Columbia River Gorge

One of the most beautiful rivers in the world.

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Photo by Melissa G.

Astoria, Oregon

The first permanent US settlement on the Pacific coast.

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Photo by The Broad Abroad.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Giant sea stacks and pristine sand beaches offer lots of opportunity for swimming and kites.

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Photo by Paula paul.

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

Home to 153 miles of hiking trails and the pre-ice age flower the Kalmiopsis.

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Photo by Tara Jones.

Mount Hood

This iconic snow capped peak is the highest mountain in Oregon.

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Photo by Burger Abroad.

Crown Point

A scenic lookout on the Columbia River.

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Photo by Charles Arcudi.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Known for its layers of fossils of mammals and plants from 45 million years ago.

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Photo by Kari Dreyling.

Crater Lake

A picturesque caldera lake with two floating islands.

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Photo by Ashok Holani.

7 Photos to Celebrate America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, here are a few photos of America the Beautiful to stir up your national pride or inspire a visit to the States if July 4th is not a national holiday where you live:

1. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona

Trover photo by Claudia Matteau

 

2. Reflection Lake at Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

 

3. Bay Bridge seen from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California

Trover photo by Kristin Repsher

 

4. Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York

 

5. Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado

Trover photo by Jen – Nealys On Wheels

 

6. Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah

Trover photo by max seigal

 

7. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Trover photo by Quintin Doroquez

 

Want to feel even more patriotic? Check out the full list of photos celebrating America the Beautiful here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of America the Beautiful on Trover!