It’s official - road trips are back this fall and what better reason to get on the road than a leaf peeping/fall foliage tour. Whether you’re in the East Coast, Canada, Mid-Atlantic or the West there are plenty of destinations that offer incredible fall colors and unlimited outdoor adventure.
Kimpton Taconic – Manchester, Vermont
Hotel Taconic Manchester visitors are invited to watch Vermont transform into stunning shades of orange, gold, and red during Fall. Take in the scenery with iconic leaf-peeping excursions just moments away from Kimpton Taconic Hotel. Feeling adventurous? Hike to Mount Equinox Skyline Drive to take in breathtaking views or explore Manchester like a local. Apple picking is also in full season at Mad Tom Orchard or explore the biggest corn maze in Southern Vermont at Hathaway Farm.
Time it right: Leaf season in Manchester begins late-September, peaking early October through November.
Kimpton Nine Zero – Boston, Massachusetts
If you’re looking for a spot-on location in the heart of downtown Boston for a fall getaway – The Kimpton Nine Zero is the perfect place. New England in the fall is picturesque – and the Nine Zero encompasses all the city has to offer. Enjoy the “Fall into Love” package and stay in a signature suite that overlooks the fall foliage in Boston Commons, cozy up on our Eames chairs and soak in the sights of the colorful Boston skyline during a romantic urban escape.
Time it right: Boston gets chilly fast, get your leaf peeping fix with foliage starting to change as early as mid-September through early November.
The Kimpton Cardinal – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The annual red, orange and gold show in Winston-Salem starts in higher elevations like Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain and works its way down to the foothills and the Piedmont. The Cardinal Hotel is a perfect blend of Southern hospitality and elevated design elements, just steps away from fine art, craft beer, soul food and of course, Fall colors right outside the front door. Through November 30, the hotel will also be offering a Boots & Brews package where guests can take in the scenic views of Hanging Rock or Pilot Mountain and return to the hotel for a well-deserved cold brew after.
Time it right: Leaf peeping starts in early October and can last for over a month.
Philadelphia is a meeting ground of Northern and Southern tree species and because of this variety, the state has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than almost any other state. Once you have taken in your fill of Fall foliage, the Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia, located in the heart of downtown, offers a refined urban retreat to complete your staycation or road trip. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York residents can also save up to 25% off.
Time it right: Local leaf peeping is best between October 21-28 and lasts as late as mid-November.
Hotel Monaco Denver: Denver, Colorado
Aspens are quintessential Colorado trees, and there are few places better to surround yourself with their golden-yellow glory than in Rocky Mountain State Park. Only 90 minutes from Denver, you’ll see how the term “West is best” even applies itself to autumn. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco is also located near 20 hiking trails that you can get to by renting bikes or scooters throughout the city and many are even close enough to run to.
Time it right: Depending on the elevation, mid-September to mid-October is the best time to catch the changing colors of the Rockies.
Kimpton Saint George – Toronto
If you can’t escape the hustle and bustle of the city this fall, Toronto has a few hidden gems where you can immerse yourself in nature and take in the full fall glory! Whether it’s a park, garden or city trail you can walk, run or bike, Toronto’s leaf peeping season is stunning. Located in the Yorkville neighborhood, Kimpton Saint George offers guests free bike rentals to explore all that the city – and nature – has to offer.
Time it right: Late-September through early-October is the sweet spot.
Kimpton Tryon Park – Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina offers multiple state and national parks – Chimney Rock State Park, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest – to take in the Fall foliage this year. Kimpton Tryon Park offers the luxury of a buzzing city alongside parks with national forests and hiking trails just a short drive away. For locals looking for a weekend getaway, Tryon Park is offering North and South Carolina residents $20 off our best flexible rate.
Time it right: Charlotte offers a longer lead time to get your leaf peeping fix with foliage starting to change as early as September through mid-November.