Best U.S. Vacation Destinations For Fall
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Mammoth Lakes, California offers a beautiful escape where you can enjoy the best that nature has to offer year round. Being the third most visited ski resort in the country, Mammoth Mountain offers a luxurious destination where you can relish in the breath -taking landscape of the Eastern Sierra canyons. The resort provides its travelers with two packages to be enjoyed at The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth –The Fall Colors Package and the Picnic Package available until November 3rd- as well as exciting events for Winter.
The Fall Colors Packages allows visitors to enjoy the gold and orange hues of the foliage around the mountain, nearby Convict Lake, McGee Creek, Bishop Creek, and Rock Creek Canyon, and includes lodging, breakfast for two, and an Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Map. The Picnic Package provides lodgers with the chance to enjoy a picnic under a golden canopy of aspen leaves, as well as two night’s lodging for two, and a picnic for two with choice of packed meals.
Fall is the perfect time to visit Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the plethora of outdoor activities. Mountain bike trails, scenic hikes and gondola rides before the snow, and the chance to catch some of Eastern Sierra’s famous Alper’s trout before the end of fishing season. Mammoth is home to some of the best Alpine cuisine in the country. The revitalized culinary scene offers added restaurants, new menu and chef at the Lakefront Restaurant, organic produce and a seasonal menu, Underground Lounge and much more.
Mammoth Mountain is not only beautiful in the Fall. This Winter, visit Mammoth and enjoy their Unbound Playgrounds and Adventure Zones, ski slopes, and cold-weather activities. Mammoth is also an official training ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding. Watch some of the top skiers and snowboarders in the country as they prepare for the 2014 Sochi Olympic games.
Formerly La Bastide, Hotel Domestique, a completely renovated 13-room getaway in South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, provides travelers who love the outdoors an experience of a lifetime. With an abundance of outdoor activities, the area offers hiking, fishing, golf, and horseback riding, as well as nearby nature areas including Caesars Head State Park, Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, and Table Rock State Park, amongst other outdoor areas. Not only is the hotel located on some of the most impressive scenery in the country, it also provides its guests with sophisticated and elegant architecture. This boutique getaway offers sweeping views of the countryside, an oversized fireplace to give way to intimate conversation, and an expansive outdoor patio with seating, a new pool, and magnificent views. Relax in a guest room that has high ceilings and french doors leading out to a patio, as well as a spa-like bathroom with Hermès toiletries.
The hotel’s Restaurant 17 offers cuisine created by Acclaimed Executive chef Adam Cooke, set among the surrounding vineyards. Guests are provided with an ever-changing seasonal menu, and wine to compliment the fare.
Pro-cyclist George Hincapie, co-owner of Hotel Domestique, alongside brother Rich, offer guests a small bike shop area, on-site mechanic, specially designed storage room, BMC road and mountain bike rentals, mapped ride routes, and weekly rides led by experienced riders, or even by George himself. Throughout the year, experience cycling and triathlon clinics and training camps at the hotel.
When planning the itinerary for this year’s escape, here’s a little something for everyone.
Be prepared to leave your selfie-sticks on the side and truly enjoy your getaway to nature.
Traveling these days is about experiencing a new place like the locals do.