Fall is a great time of year for family vacations. Those with preschoolers or homeschoolers can enjoy golden weeks after the schoolkids are back in school -- weeks with lower rates, reduced crowds, and, often, nicer temperatures than the hot summer months. Families with schoolkids can take weekend getaways, especially during the columbus Day long weekend in early October (which is also Thanksgiving weekend in Canada), and the four-day Thanksgiving weekend in the US in late November. The following pages offer a dozen suggestions for fall vacations, starting with:
Escaping the city to see autumn leaves can be a fun and affordable getaway. Parents can ooh and aahh over the color show, while kids get good times in The Great Outdoors. Find the peak weeks for color intensity, and great places for leaf-peeping in New England, Ohio, the Rockies, and more.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches, or mouseover the boxes for more choices