Fall foliage is almost upon us and these getaways are perfect to catch the leaves turning this season.
The Equinox Golf Resort + Spa (Manchester, VT) delivers an iconic Vermont autumn escape with their Apple Picking Package (starting rates of $203/night), inclusive of overnight accommodations, an exclusive welcome amenity, and apple picking at a local orchard, Mad Tom Orchard which boasts over 8 acres of prime apple picking nestled within the gorgeous fall foliage of surrounding mountains. Guests will enjoy a tote of Vermont’s freshest apples and house-made apple cider donuts waiting in their room upon arrival (over a $20 value) to fuel up before taking advantage of leaf peeping through nearly 3,000 acres within Merck Forest, or the scenic trails of Mt. Equinox and famous Appalachian & Long Mountain ranges.
Hotel Viking (Newport, RI) invites leaf peepers to view fall’s vibrant colors via helicopter in their Newport from Above offer, inclusive of choice accommodations, breakfast for two, and a 30-mile exclusive island helicopter tour for two with Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours to see landmarks such as Aquidneck Island, Rose Island, Jamestown, the Newport Mansions and the striking Newport Pell Bridge all framed by Rhode Island’s golden fall foliage hues. The historic hotel – which just completed renovations to its 208 guest rooms + 24 suites – features an award-winning restaurant (One Bellevue) and rooftop bar (Top of Newport) with 360-degree ocean views, destination SpaFjor and more.
For those who would rather trade foliage for palm trees, Bungalow Hotel + Pier Village (an hour from NYC and Philly), and the luxurious St. Tropez reminiscent town of Long Branch, NJ is a must-not-miss destination perfect for weekend getaways and day trips. Bungalow hotel – with fresh guest rooms redesigned last month by local photographer, Nicole Cohen - is a vibrant boutique hotel steps away from the Atlantic, and gateway to Pier Village which features shopping (Molly & Zoey, LuLu Lemon, Havianas, Nirvana, Sundaze, etc), restaurants (Beach House, Faustini Wines tasting room, fine Oyster & Cocktail Bar, Luke’s Lobster & more) entertainment and more. Featuring rooms from $250/ night, Pier Village is home to a fresh farmer’s market during the fall months and will host their fourth annual fall festival this October featuring live music, family-friendly activities and more!