Traditionally, traveling in November isn’t so much a matter of picking between warm-weather destinations but rather picking the airports with the cheapest flights to our families. And yes, it’s nice to see family and enjoy the communal bounty that is Thanksgiving. But November has 30 days, and Thanksgiving is but one of them, leaving a whole month of other places to visit.
So if you’ve got the time — and the space in your travel budget — November can be one of the best travel months of the year. Most people are saving their travel for the holidays, and you can still catch fall colors at lots of places with low rates late in the shoulder season. Here are a dozen places worth checking out once you’ve booked your trips to see relatives. Or if you’re planning to avoid them altogether.