The Florida city is as vibrant as they come and offers travelers a chance to extend their summer vacations and relax on sugar sand beaches lapped by gin-clear waters just a little longer.
Average nightly hotel rate: $174
Atlanta offers visitors plenty to see and do throughout the fall, including apple picking just outside the city center, as well as a plethora of fall festivals to attend. Don’t miss the Yellow Daisy Festival, one of the best craft fairs in America, and the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival for something tasty to eat and drink.
Average nightly hotel rate: $172
A fall view of the Atlanta midtown skyline from Piedmont Park, across the Lake with ducks swimming in the foreground and autumn colors in the trees and foliage.
The city hosts its farmers market throughout the season, as well as several pumpkin patches that will help you find the perfect gourd.
Average nightly hotel rate: $171
Orlando makes for an excellent fall family escape. And, because this now marks the region’s shoulder season, you’ll likely be able to find great deals on rental cars and reservations too.
Average nightly hotel rate: $167
Florida, it seems, is the place to be for excellent fall travel deals, including great rates in Tampa. Not only can travelers come to get a little sun, but they can also explore the area’s amusement parks and take part in Fall Fest, a festival celebrating all things autumn.
Average nightly hotel rate: $166
There are a ton of activities to try in and around the Wisconsin city, including hiking through Grant Park to see the fall foliage and finding plenty of apple orchards to pluck the fruit from or just to enjoy a homemade apple pie.
Average nightly hotel rate:$163
With warm days and cool nights, it’s got a little bit of everything, including festivals galore. Head out for a hike on its expansive public trail system, and stay for its fantastic Halloween events, including the Spooktacular Balloon Festival, where each balloon comes filled with candy for trick-or-treaters.
Average nightly hotel rate: $163
Not only are there endless hiking and biking trails to explore under the changing fall leaves, but it’s also the best time of year to come to the region and try your hand at fishing as the Truckee River is cock-full of trout this time of year.
Average nightly hotel rate: $162
Come visit the third-largest city in Texas for a whole lot of fall fun. Here, visitors can explore the gorgeous city with comfortable temperatures hovering in the high 60s to mid-70s. Don’t forget to stop at the Dallas Arboretum to see the spectacular fall blooms and to see its renowned pumpkin show.
Here, visitors can enjoy all the festivities at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, including catching a ride in a balloon to see the fantastic fall colors from above.
If visiting Texas’ third-largest city wasn’t thrilling enough, then maybe visiting the state’s largest city, Houston, will do the trick. Make your way to the sprawling city this fall for both great deals and great times at events like the Texas Renaissance Festival and the Southern Smoke food festival.
Average nightly hotel rate: $154
Phoenix offers plenty of seasonal delights for travelers to explore this autumn, along with hotel prices that will make you smile. Head to the Arizona city to revel in the fun at the Arizona State Fair, Oktoberfest, and to dig into the delights at the annual Garlic Festival.
Average nightly hotel rate: $154
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The city by the sea offers travelers another warm weather respite from the cool fall temperatures and has plenty of things to do in between sessions of sitting by the shore. That includes the Halloween theme weeks at Flamingo Gardens and the city’s Annual Halloween Bar Crawl.
Average nightly hotel rate: $153
San Jose, California
Average nightly hotel rate: $150
Explore the awe-inspiring show put on by Mother Nature every fall in Arlington. The county is chock full of fantastic places to see the changing colors, including the walking trails at the Long Branch Nature Center, Mount Vernon Trail, and at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Average nightly hotel rate: $144
Bloomington, Minnesota, is another splendid place to see fall colors, however, here, we recommend spending a little time inside, at the Mall of America, to be precise. The massive shopping space has a ton of fall events on deck, including an Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Sea Life and the building-wide Mall-O-Ween festivities.
Average nightly hotel rate: $141
Explore even more beachside fun in Jacksonville, Florida. The city, which sits along the Atlantic coast, hosts fun events throughout the year, but that’s especially true in the fall. During the cooler season, visitors can check out Jacksonville’s 5th Annual Oktoberfest, listen to the music at the A Taste Of Blues Festival, and take part in River City Pride.
Average nightly hotel rate: $128
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Anyone looking for festivals on top of festivals should book a trip to Oklahoma City this season. Not only will visitors find great hotel rates, they’ll also find super fun festivals like the Oklahoma State Fair, the Fiestas de las Américas, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, and Red Earth FallFest Parade & Powwow, which honors the Indigenous communities that call the surrounding region home.
Average nightly hotel rate: $115
Kissimmee offers travelers the chance to head to the Sunshine State in the fall and find accommodations for under $100 per night. While there, travelers can check out nearby favorite amusement parks and experience their bountiful fall festivals, like Legoland Florida Resort’s Brick-or-Treat event and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney.
Average nightly hotel rate: $99
Last, but certainly not least, on the list is Laughlin, Nevada, which offers travelers the best deals of all this fall season, with average nightly hotel rates at just $97 per night. The city, which sits just a short drive away from its larger neighbor Las Vegas, offers similar fun at its casinos but also offers abundant outdoor activities to enjoy all season long, too. That includes the nearby Colorado River Heritage Greenway Trail or exploring the haunting Oatman Ghost Town just a 30-minute drive away.
Average nightly hotel rate: $97