There’s no better season than autumn— when the air gets crisp and the leaves slowly fade from green into warm, vibrant colors. Why not take a trip and check out the most beautiful fall foliage in the U.S.? From the East Coast to the West, here are some stunning locales with extraordinary fall scenery.

 

1. Aspen, Colorado 

This popular ski spot is worth visiting outside of winter, if only for the gorgeous scenery. Named Aspen for its vast amount of aspen trees, this stunning outdoor oasis is the perfect place to see swaths of yellow-gold trees nestled up to the mountains. Peak foliage season is in the last two weeks of September. 

2. Brooklyn, New York 

Swing by this beautiful borough anytime from early October to early November to experience the city’s fall colors. While you’ll see the leaves changing in any part of New York City, Brooklyn is your best bet for amazing views. Stroll across 52 acres of tree-lined pathways filled with fallen leaves in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, or walk the streets and see the autumn colors complimenting Brooklyn’s classic brownstone buildings. 

3. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada 

This large lake on the border of California and Nevada is probably better known as a summer spot, rife with activities such as whitewater rafting, golfing, and fly fishing. But its natural beauty doesn’t just vanish at summer’s end— in fact, it just gets prettier. The warm autumn leaves complement the cobalt lake wonderfully, and it adds an even more scenic vibe to the walking and hiking trails. Check out the splendid gold of the aspen trees through October.

4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 

This incredible national park is known for its 3500 square miles worth of forests, canyons, rivers, and other breathtaking natural features. While you may want to visit because of the cool supervolcano underneath it, there’s another reason you should check it out, particularly between late September and early October. With large splashes of yellow and orange among the lush green forests, you’ll never find such a magnificent view anywhere else. 

5. Boston, Massachusetts

New England is famous for its fantastic fall foliage, and Boston is no exception. The yellows, oranges, and reds of fall look even more dazzling next to the water of Massachusetts Bay. Whether you’re walking along the Boston Commons or touring the Arnold Arboretum, there’s no shortage of autumn leaves within this tree-filled city. Peak foliage season is in early–mid October, but you can catch the fall colors anytime from late September through mid-November.

 

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