Have you ever considered taking a trip where the fall foliage is absolutely stunning? Well, there is no time like the present. Don't feel like you need the assistance of a travel agent to help you prepare for this type of trip either. If you plan this trip yourself you will save yourself a lot of money and you will be well rewarded in the end for your extra effort.
When you begin planning your holidays to a destination with great fall foliage you should probably try and make it the northeast part of the country. Even though fall will bring splashes of color in a lot of other areas, you will discover that the area of New England will sport probably the most incredible fall foliage in the entire United States. States you might want to consider would be Pennsylvania, Maine and of course Vermont.
When you sit down to plan this trip out make sure that you include some of the off road or back road sights, often called “scenic byways”. These byways will provide the visitor nothing but natural beauty and will also point out cultural and other points of interests along the way.
If you like to ride a bike make sure to include at least one trip by bicycle to see the true beauty of your surroundings. There are even cycling tours that you can sign up for and travel with a group to experience the wonderful fall colors.
If you happen to live close by to these country areas in New England you can always plan a weekend excursion to see the changing of the leaves. And if you don't live in the area and don't want to travel all the way to New England check with other states in your area including your own state where the best places are to find fall foliage.
It is important that you do your research and make sure that your vacation is timed just right. You need to find out when it projected that the leaves will be changing in the particular area that you want to visit. Weather has a lot to do with how fast or how slow the color changes will take place.
After you have decided on where you want to go you should contact the Chamber of Commerce in that area to get their information on places to stay, different activities, festivals and events that might be going on during this time of year. They will send those who want the information a lot of different free and interesting material that can help you plan your trip a lot better.
This is something that a lot of people do each year so it is really important that you make any reservations for lodging well in advance. The hotels in the area and areas surrounding the popular scenic ares fill up extremely fast in September and through the middle of October. A good thing to do is to try and find a bed and breakfast that might be off the tourist roads in order to not just save money but to enjoy more of the charm that the area has to offer.