The Top 3 Fall Vacations to Take This Year
The summer crowds have thinned, and the weather is gorgeous. If you still
have vacation days calling your name, Fall is the perfect time to take a
vacation! But where should you go?
Here are our top three destinations for Fall 2022.
Seattle is great for so many things. Sweater weather, scarves, and coffee.
Need we say more? If the cool weather hasn't already sold you, consider that
Seattle has great landmarks, attractions, and more than enough quirks to
keep you interested and active.
Pike Place Market and the Museum of Pop Culture are excellent places to start
your vacation. At these locations, you can see everything from fish throwing to
a visual history of Hip-Hop. Pike Place Market is known as the "Soul of Seattle.
Starting in 1907, this nine-acre destination in downtown is one of the oldest
and longest-running farmer's markets in the United States. Not far away, you'll
find blobular architecture which is the Museum of Pop Culture. MoPOP is like
no other museum on Earth. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and ever
changing exhibitions all add up to an experience unlike any other.
Adventurous travelers will enjoy Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A short
hike will take you into some of the most magnificent scenery in all of
Washington state. To see as much of the fall foliage as possible, a driving tour
of the park would be ideal.
If you like quirky and off the beaten path locations, you're in the right spot.
Visit the "Troll Under the Bridge" found in the Freemont neighborhood. The
hands of this giant sculpture hold a VW bug, as if it had just plucked it from
the street above. If you find yourself near Pike Place Market and you enjoy the
smell of mint, stop by The Gum Wall. This unexpected and colorful display will
either have you giggling or standing in complete disgust. Either way, it
definitely ranks high on the "quirk" factor.
We recommend planning your trip for September or early October as the
weather is perfect and the rains haven't yet started
Visiting Munich in the fall allows you to catch the golden glow of the city,
highlighted by the changing colors of the trees.
Determined to get your daily steps in? Climb St. Peter's Bell Tower. Your 299-step
climb will be rewarded with the best view of Munich's Old Town. If you're going
on the weekend, plan to get there early as it can become crowded.
Munich's palaces invite exploration on crisp Autumn days. Visit the
Nymphenburg Palace which was a summer getaway residence for monarchs.
Neuschwanstein Castle is another good option. You will be in awe of its
splendor and will immediately understand why it was the inspiration for
Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.
Oktoberfest! Munich is home to the largest Volksfest in the world. The beer-
fueled festival is over 200 years old and features regional delicacies. There
are also traditional dancing and musical performances throughout the two-
week-long celebration. The main areas can get a little rowdy at times. Check
out the Ode Wiesn area for a more sedate and traditional experience.
The University of Mississippi ESPN named Oxford, MS the best college town in the United States for good reason. Be sure to visit when the Ole Miss Rebels are playing football at home.
You'll be engulfed in southern hospitality when you pre-game in The Grove
The Grove, complete with majestic oaks and sprawling spaces in the middle
of campus, is famous for its tailgating. If you're expecting to find hot dogs
cooked by people in denim shorts, think again. Here, people pull out all the
stops and their fine china and silver for the occasion. Floral arrangements are
taller than the coeds in dresses and heels. As a visitor, you'll be welcomed into
tents decorated in red and blue. Keep an eye out for the Zebra tent. It may be
the most extravagant of them all.
Bibliophiles will feel welcome here also. Rowan Oak served as William
Faulkner's home and much of his inspiration for 40 years. After looking
through the museum you can stop by his grave. It's tradition to bring Four
Roses, his favorite bourbon, and take a shot if you go. Then it's off to Square
Books to find limited edition and signed copies of literary works of art.
You might be surprised by the food scene in Oxford. It is now a hotbed for
incredible restaurants thanks to John Currence, a James Beard award-
winning chef. City Grocery, Boure, Big Bad Breakfast, and Snack Bar are all
excellent choices. Another fantastic option can be found about 20 minutes
outside of town. Found in a turn-of-the-century building, Taylor Grocery has
been serving melt-in-your-mouth catfish since 1977.
If all of this has you dreaming of dusting off your traveling shoes, give us a call.