Post # 1
My fiancee and I aren’t really looking for the more typical honeymoon trip. We’re getting married in October and we’re thinking it’d be more fun to go somewhere where there’s a lot of beautiful fall foilage and not a lot of people.
We’re not really sure of anywhere to look, though we’d like to keep it close to the midwest where we live just to keep it from being too pricey. Anyone have or know of any good fall getaways?
Post # 3
There’s nowhere like the Northeast for fall foliage!!! New Hampshire is famous for it’s gorgeous fall foliage. It’s quiet, picturesque, and you get the coastline as well! They have the quaintest and beautiful bed and breakfasts too. Perfect for honeymoons! (I’m from New England – can you tell?) 🙂
Post # 4
My fiance and I are getting a cabin in the Smokies (our wedding is in June). The Smokies are beautiful during the fall! ..And definitely private if you get a cabin. It’s not exactly mid-west, though. A lot of the cabins have hot tobs as well! Here are some that I found: http://rental.cabinsofthesmokymountains.com/packages-romance.php but I’m sure you could find others. :]
Post # 5
You could check out the upper peninsula of Michigan. I went to undergrad up there and it’s beautiful. There are all sorts of cute little small cities. It’s hard to predict when the colors will be good though because it’s a little different every year. Even the northern part of lower Michigan is beautiful, like Traverse City, and they have a lot of wineries there too.
Post # 6
I love Arkansas for stuff like that. When I was young, my family always used to stay at Peti Jean (sp?) Mountain. There were tons of cute little private cabins to stay in there too.
Post # 7
Colorado has beautiful fall color, but its generally over by early in October. The last weekend in September, first weekend in October you get fall color in Colorado. It looks like fall color comes later (mid-October) on the east coast. Michigan the tourism websites say late September to mid-October; a lot of Canada also seems to have fall color that may last to mid-October. If you’re honeymooning in late October, you are probably going to see brown and bare. However, most places have "fall color reports" on the internet, so once you know what week you’re going to honeymoon, you can figure out where you might have a good chance of seeing some leaves.
Post # 8
I think you’ll miss the NE fall foliage in late October…at least based on my experience, though I’m sure it varies a lot. Hmmm…can’t really think of anywhere I would recommend at that time. Michigan is hit or miss…but I think you’re more likely to hit snow than leaves in the UP in late October. I don’t know much about the Smokies, but I would guess mid-Atlantic regions are the best bet (maybe Shenandoah?). See this link:
Post # 9
I was also going to suggest the NE. I’m from NY and now living in Chicago, I definitely miss fall foliage. That’s why we got married in NY in late September, so we could honeymoon in Vermont and at least catch the beginning of foliage season!
I’ve heard great things about Michigan and Wisconsin for foliage as well! Get a cute B&B (which tend to be cheaper) and make a week of it. Ann Arbor, MI might be a good place to start. Lots to do, but also, very naturey. I’ve heard that some parts of the NE peak around the third week of October for foliage, so you might want to consider that as well!