Fantastic Fall Getaways

Fantastic Fall Getaways
By Lauren Mack

September 14 2012 |

With temperatures dropping and the long days of summer coming to an end, it’s time to look forward to fantastic fall getaways. Often the low season in many locales, fall’s temperate temperatures mean fewer travelers on the road and more deals for savvy travelers.

Though school is back in session, 74 percent of Americans are planning to travel during the fall months, with 40 percent reporting that they will hit the road and skies and 51 percent planning to spend time with family and friends, according to American Express’ fall travel Spending & Saving Tracker.

Some 37 percent are traveling domestically, and 27 percent are staying closer to home to take in the stunning fall foliage in places like Stowe, Vt., Cooperstown, N.Y., and Charleston, S.C.

Only 7 percent plan to travel internationally this fall, with Europe and the Caribbean as the most popular destinations.

The Daily Meal has gathered 39 Fantastic Fall Getaways with fall-themed packages from coast to coast, across the pond in London, and in the Caribbean. Pack your fall wardrobe (or bathing suit if you’re heading somewhere tropical) and hit the road.

Look What’s Brewing (San Diego, Calif.)

Near Southern California’s wineries and breweries, Rancho Bernardo Inn offers beer and wine lovers a tasty trip. The Look What’s Brewing Package includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two at Veranda Restaurant, and tastings for two at local breweries including Iron Fist and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey.  

Rates: Starts at $223; available until Nov. 30.