Beautiful essential places you need to see at least once during the fall

28 Small Towns Across America With the Most Beautiful Fall Foliage
28 Small Towns Across America With the Most Beautiful Fall Foliage

Fall is more than just cute sweaters and ankle boots, if you didn't know. From gorgeous trees with leaves changing colors to perfectly chilled weather -- fall is certainly a season of beauty. But where are the best places to see this beauty you? Well, aside from locations that a specifically perfect for seeing fall foliage, there are also plenty of places around America for taking in fall energy, enjoying something unique to this season and hosting awesome fall festivals. Luckily, we've got a few of these destinations just for you.

1. Estes Park, Colo.

Famously known for its Autumn Gold Festival of music, bratwurst, and beer -- Estes Park is also home to gorgeous scenic drives and the Stanley Hotel, perfect for a "haunted" midnight drink on Halloween.

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2. Sonoma County, Calif.

Sonoma's vineyards are filled with delicious wine. During fall, you can find a luxurious, cozy bed and breakfast for half-off or attend the Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival.

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3. Salem, Mass.

Known for its eerie history of witchcraft, head to Salem for apple-picking and their Festival of the Dead.

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4. Puget Sound Area, Wash.

Aside from the Elliot's Oyster New Year Bash, featuring 30+ varieties of local oysters -- you can also find first-class cider, wine, or beer.

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5. Pocahontas County, W.V.

Filled with farmers markets, great fall foliage hiking and their Roadkill Cook-Off -- you'll never be bored in Pocahontas County.

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