Family Friendly Fall Destinations

Fall is such a great time to get away for a little rest and relaxation with your family. The temperatures are cooler, gas prices are usually down, and the autumn leaves paint the hills and mountains gorgeous shades of red, yellow, and orange. If you’re looking for a long-weekend getaway spot to recharge and reconnect with your family, look no further than these fabulous destinations. They’ve got gorgeous fall scenery to enthrall you, plus plenty of fall attractions to keep kids and adults happy.



Dawn at Maroon Bells With Autumn Aspen Trees and Maroon Lake in the Rocky Mountains near Aspen Colorado. Ron Thomas

Aspen, Colorado

This luxurious little town in the mountains of Colorado isn’t just for celebrities and billionaires. With it’s snow-capped peaks, posh ski resorts, and incredible hiking trails, Aspen is an outdoor-lover’s dream. It’s also very child and dog-friendly all through the year. Fall is particularly beautiful thanks to the yellow aspen trees against the bright blue sky —  a gorgeous backdrop for all of your family fun. Hop on the Silver Queen gondola and ride to the top of Aspen Mountain (11,212 feet) for stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range. There’s a full-service restaurant up top, and plenty of easy trails to explore. More kid-friendly activities include horseback riding, mini golf, rock climbing, and tours of the famous Smuggler’s Silver Mine.