Fall means fall foliage for many lovers–but leaf peeping isn’t the only option for autumn travelers. (If you would like to do some leaf peeping, check out today’s Lovetripper piece on actress Mariel Hemingway’s top fall getaways.) All types of outdoor activities take the top slot during this changing season.
“Fall is a very popular time of year to travel,” said Leslie Downey, director, communications for Travelers Advantage and TravelersAdvantage.com. “The Travel Industry Association of America says that camping is the No. 1 outdoor vacation activity for Americans, and fall is an awesome time to soak up the outdoors.”
This year’s top fall getaways from Travelers Advantage include:
1. Caribbean: Soak up the sun on a St. Thomas adventure. Escape to the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, carved into a mountainside and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands. This 294-room, newly renovated resort offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, nearby island of St. John, and other neighboring islands. Enjoy a secluded private beach with extensive water sports including snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking; three interconnecting freshwater pools with a waterfall and grotto; tennis complex; onsite spa; state-of-the-art fitness center offering aerobic and yoga classes; kid’s club; and a comprehensive schedule of daily activities. You can do as much or as little as you want. A 3-night air-inclusive stay via American Airlines from Miami is available from $639.
2. Hawaii: Say Aloha to fall with an escape to Waikiki Beach. Luxuriate in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort in Honolulu, which features a three-story atrium with cascading waterfalls, four restaurants, five lounges, numerous child activities and a full-service spa. Explore the legendary North Shore of Oahu one day, and snorkel the next on the east side at Hanauma Bay. Thrill seekers can skydive at Mokuleia, while daydreamers can relax on the pristine beaches of this exquisite resort. Overlooking Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of shopping, entertainment and attractions, every room has a balcony and spectacular views of the ocean or mountain. From cascading waterfalls and luxurious treatments at Na Ho’ola Spa, to a comprehensive children’s program, you’ve got it all. A 4-night air-inclusive stay for departures from Los Angeles via Northwest Airlines is available from $859.
3. Sail: Consider a New England cruise up the East Coast and into Canada. Most cruises travel between Boston or New York and Halifax, Nova Scotia or Quebec, Canada, and sailings can be one-way or round-trip through October. Catch a $449, six-night Norwegian Spirit tour. (All rates are cruise only, per person, double occupancy and do not include non-commissionable fares and $19.95 processing fee. Cancellation penalty of $79applies. Fees are subject to change and withdrawal at any time without notice. The Norwegian Spirit cruise sails Oct. 21-28, and can be booked through Oct. 20. )
Or soak up a fall foliage cruise featuring the captivating scenery of the Mississippi River, the rolling hills and manicured farmland of the Ohio Valley and the serene beauty of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers aboard the American Queen or Delta Queen Steamboats (rates on seven night excursions range from $795 to $1,564 per person double occupancy.)
For More Information and Details on Above Options:
• call 1-877-841-1335
• visit www.travelersadvantage.com