It’s the 11th month of the year and November brings with it fall foliage, cooler weather and a calm, pre-holiday feel that you really need to take advantage of. Before you stuff that turkey and feed a house full of guests and before you battle the crowds shopping for holiday gifts, you need to escape to a destination that offers peace and bliss.
There are any number of destinations here in the states that make a great vacation. Get a jump on your holiday bliss and celebrate the changing of seasons by packing up your long-handled shoe horn from A Walking Cane Store and heading to one of these fine places.
Santa Monica, California
Southern California is a great place to visit any time of year, but November brings mild temperatures that are still nice enough to chase away any winter blues you might already suffer.
Spend some time at the Santa Monica Pier or do some shopping on the strip, a great way to spend a day. You could also head to the beach and check out the bodybuilders and beach babes.
November is Colorado is a truly exciting time of year. You can stay in Denver and check out any number of annual events held in November including Mile High Holidays, Denver Arts Week and The Starz Film Festival.
If you are into skiing, get an early start on the slopes. If gliding down a mountain isn't your thing, cities like Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Aspen offer all sorts of shops, galleries and restaurants.
New York City
New York is a great November destination because you can see the sites and get some early holiday shopping done on at once.
November is the best month to visit Florida and hang out with Mickey and Minnie at Disney World. You avoid the summer crowds and the heat and humidity as well. Just make sure you check and see if there are any hurricane warnings first.
The Valley of the Sun is much more manageable and enjoyable in November. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy all of the outdoor activities Phoenix has to offer. There are also plenty of museums and art galleries if you want to remain inside.
Music City lives up to its nickname particularly well in November as it hosts a number of music festivals. Go there for the great music and stay for the Southern farm-to-table cuisine.
The fall foliage in Portland is amazing. After a day of enjoying the colorful views, enjoy a wonderful dinner of lobster.
Even if you don’t drink bourbon, Louisville boasts hundreds of fine restaurants as well as stunning foliage. If you like bourbon, Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant serves over 160 styles.
San Francisco, California
The summer months in San Francisco are actually foggy and chilly, but fall tends to be warm and sunny. So going in November feels more like a summer vacation.
Before you take off to any of these wonderful destinations, order a walking cane from A Walking Cane Store to make getting around a lot easier.