Fall is here and this is when a lot of families plan their off-peak beach vacations or trips to the mountains for foliage excursions.
To the beach! It might be too cold in your hometown for a jaunt to the beach but driving a few hours south and east can really make all the difference. And even a day-long journey a lot cheaper and easier than packing up the family for a flight to the Caribbean.
Those of us in Virginia and the Carolinas have it made with relatively short drives. If it’s too cold for Virginia Beach or Nag’s Head keep heading south – to South Carolina that is and Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. If it’s still a bit brisk for your taste, Georgia has hundreds of amazing beaches including those on the mainland in areas like Savannah and nice island getaways such as Tybee and St. Simon’s Islands. Or, of course, you can spend a day on the road and take your pick of some of the best winter beaches in the US – in sunny Florida.
Check out those colors! If getting in the last-minute beach trip is not your thing, consider a trip to the mountains just two hours west and take in some of the most beautiful foliage the United States has to offer. Seeing the leaves turn is one of the least expensive and most amazing experiences those who appreciate nature can ever experience – and those of us in Virginia and the Carolinas can experience it on less than a tank of gas!