It is true that families rarely go on trips together during fall because school has just re-opened at this time. Yet if you are anything like me, I would think of this season as the perfect time to take the whole family out of town and take advantage of the absence of tourists. Of course, not wanting to have the kids miss school, it would be best to take a weekend trip or even just a day trip. Still not convinced of the merits of a fall vacation? Here are some ideas that may just change your mind.
What is this season most famous for? I would say trees with fiery leaves and pumpkins! For those in the city or suburbs, why not take the kids out for a drive and hit a pumpkin patch trail? This will not take more than a day or two and you will surely have a great experience together. Of course, be ready to lug a pumpkin or two home with you.
For many people, fall is the most beautiful time of the year. The leaves start changing colors and there is just something different in the air. This is another reason you should take the family out for a weekend fall vacation. Find a national park which has scenic routes. Go up (and down) a mountain with awesome views. Have the children pick out the best leaves they can find and preserve them when they get home.
Still need convincing? Remember that you can do all this without the hordes of other tourists around you. Take a quick break this fall!