The Matador guide to

Fall Travel in the US

Your fall travel inspiration for an unconventional year.

Believe it or not, fall is already here. COVID-19 has altered a lot about our world, but the one thing it can’t cancel or delay is the coming of new seasons. The leaves are turning, and we’re more eager than ever to explore nature’s changing colors before the winter chill drives us indoors… again. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to live in New England to have a memorable fall. Though it is still our favorite place to be.

Whether you’re craving outdoor adventure among fall foliage, planning a fun-filled day for the family, or looking for the best autumnal spirits to whet your whistle and pumpkin-spiced everything, Matador has you covered.

We’re guiding you through the most charming coastal towns in Maine, giving you the lowdown on pumpkin beer and maple-syrup-infused whiskey, and showing you how to spend the perfect day in Salem, America’s Halloweentown. If you’re looking for some truly unique fall experiences, we’re also showing you the best hot-air balloon rides to take, where to go mushroom hunting in Oregon, and how to pack for a fall camping trip. All without having to step foot in a crowded Halloween party.

So break out the cable-knit sweater, drink lots of cider, eat your weight in pie, and have a safe, socially distant Halloween. Let’s turn the page together into an epic fall.

Go Leaf Peepin'

Matador's Selection of Places to Stay in the Fall

New England's time to shine


An Expert’s Predictions for New England's Fall Foliage in 2021

Aug 30, 2021
Eben Diskin
Road Trips

The Most Scenic Fall Road Trips in New England

Aug 27, 2018
Matthew Meltzer

Why Coastal Maine Is Your Perfect Fall Camping Getaway

Aug 28, 2018
Nina Boys
National Parks

The Perfect One-Day Adventure in Acadia National Park

Jul 20, 2020
Josh Laskin
Food + Drink

Where to Eat in Maine Before Lobster Season Ends in December

Oct 31, 2018
Nickolaus Hines
Food + Drink

Why Portland, Maine, Is the Ultimate Fall Food Getaway

Oct 24, 2019
Elisabeth Sherman

7 Small Maine Coastal Towns for Puffins, Craggy Shores, and Delicious Seafood

Aug 21, 2020
Morgane Croissant
National Parks

The Most Beautiful State Parks in New England

Aug 7, 2020
Noelle Alejandra Salmi
Insider Guides

For the Best Whiskey-Drinking Experience in the US, Head to Vermont

Sep 30, 2019
Nickolaus Hines
Food + Drink

For the Best Fall Food in the US, Make Your Way to Vermont

Aug 31, 2020
Dayana Aleksandrova
Epic Stays

The Most Idyllic Vermont Bed and Breakfasts for a Fall Getaway

Sep 10, 2020
Dayana Aleksandrova

Ghost Tours, Spooky Museums, and a Dark History Make Salem the US’ Best Halloween Destination

Sep 3, 2020
Eben Diskin

Newburyport Is the Quintessential New England Town You’ve Never Heard Of

Apr 2, 2019
Eben Diskin

In Boston, Consider a Fresh Take on the Historic Freedom Trail

Feb 25, 2020
Alex Bresler

Why New Haven Is so Much More Than Just ‘Somewhere Between Boston and NYC’

Apr 9, 2019
Jason Cane
Insider Guides

The Complete Book Lover’s Guide to Boston

Jan 13, 2020
Alex Bresler

Why You Shouldn't Overlook New Hampshire When You Visit New England

Oct 31, 2018
Leslie Price


Hit the Road

Fall food and family fun

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Happy Halloween

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