Leaf peepers unite! Fall is almost upon us, which means it's time to start planning your autumn getaway to your favorite seasonal destinations. After all, what gay traveler doesn't love seeing all the colors of the rainbow in nature's own glory? Before you start packing your bags for New England, check out these pointers for a gaytastic fallcation.
1. Decide on Your Destination
While New England is the most obvious choice for fall lovers, it isn't the only place where you can get your peep on. Ontario's Algonquin Park can make for a gorgeous fall vacation for travelers unafraid of heading further north to get "oot and aboot." Around mid-September, you'll be able to see sugar and red maple trees changing color, while mid-October is when the red oaks and tamaracks follow suit.
2. Plan a Road Trip
A leaf peeping road trip is the stuff that dreams are made of for nature nerds, and whether you drive to your destination or fly and rent a car once you get there, having wheels will allow you to cruise up and down the coast to make the most of your trip. If you've got the time, consider planning a trip through Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut around mid-September to early October for prime leaf peeping season.
3. Splurge on Accommodations
There's nothing better than a hot bath and a comfy bed after a day walking in the crisp autumn air, and as long as you're on vacation, you might as well make it a good one. Book a luxury boutique hotel that lets you bring your pooch along, a waterfront property for the refreshing views, or a fancy mountain lodge where you can get away from it all — without ditching the candlelit dinners and bottle service.
4. Get Romantic
If you're leaf peeping with a special someone, you already know that the autumn colors won't be the only thing you'll be peeping during your vacay. So why not go all out? Book a romantic boutique inn specifically designed to get you and your homeslice in the mood, plan a special dinner and make it a trip you'll never forget.View More Arts and Culture ArticlesView More Gaycations Articles