Listen up, sun-chasers!
We all love to chase that glorious summer sunshine around and get sad when it begins to chill.
But what if we told you there’s no need to bid farewell to those sweet, golden rays when autumn creeps into the U.S.?
We’ve got the inside scoop on six U.S. destinations where summer gently rolls into fall, and your tan can survive into the new year.
No need to thank us, just doing our bit to keep your social feed sun-soaked and envy-inducing.
Warm U.S. Cities To Visit This Fall
Let’s get into it, shall we?
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a city where the summer sun just doesn’t know when to quit.
We’re talking temperatures that would make a snowman sweat. A tad dramatic, maybe, but you get the point.
It’s warm. And we’re not complaining!
Besides, an extra layer of natural glow never hurt anyone, right?
While you’re there, basking in the unseasonable warmth, make sure to take a spin around the French Quarter.
You can’t visit the Big Easy without diving into its vibrant history, stunning architecture, and, let’s not forget, the mouth-watering Creole cuisine.
A word of advice though, try not to drool on the historical monuments. It’s considered uncouth, just like wearing white after Labor Day.
But hey, with the eternal summer here, who’s judging?
2. Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas, where fall is just a summer sequel.
A city where the thermometer seems to have commitment issues with anything below 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the fall.
And it’s not just the weather that’s hot.
Austin’s music scene is a sizzling hot plate of vibrant rhythms and soulful melodies. We’re talking about the Live Music Capital of the World here!
During your visit, we dare you to resist the pull of the legendary Sixth Street. It’s a hive of live music venues, bustling bars, and some darn good BBQ joints.
Because what’s more Texan than a plate of smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs under the warm fall sunshine?
Just remember, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity… or perhaps it’s the spicy BBQ sauce.
Our Tip: Visit Terry Black’s BBQ for the awesome atmosphere and the wide selection of meats to indulge in. We went during our weekend trip to the city and can attest to how yummy the food is.
3. Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida, is the place where fall waves a white flag and surrenders to summer.
It’s a place where the sun seems to be in a perpetual state of mid-July.
Sunscreen? Oh yeah, you’ll need it. SPF 1000 maybe?
Just kidding, but seriously, fall here feels like summer on steroids.
If you’re thinking of visiting, we suggest adding the Hemingway Home to your itinerary. It’s not just a house but a monument to the literary giant who once graced its halls.
And here’s a fun fact: it’s home to about 40-50 polydactyl (six-toed) cats.
Yes, you heard right! Six-toed cats! You’ll be regaling your friends with that trivia nugget for years.
And while you are down in Florida, why not hit up some of the incredible state parks that rival Everglades National Park?
4. Santa Barbara, California
Welcome to Santa Barbara, California, where autumn comes on vacation.
Seriously, this place missed the memo about cooling down as the year progresses. Instead, Santa Barbara decided that a year-round summer vacation was more its style.
Got a sweater? You can leave it at home.
Prepare to bask in the sunshine while the rest of the country starts bundling up.
And what’s a visit to Santa Barbara without a stop at the historic Old Mission? It’s a local treasure that offers a peek into the city’s past, and it’s probably older than your granddad’s dentures.
Not only will your vacation photos get a major upgrade, but you’ll also learn a thing or two.
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
We’re heading to Las Vegas, Nevada – where fall is just summer wearing a Halloween costume.
Seriously, who needs leaves changing when you can have pool parties in October?
The crisp air of fall? Never heard of her.
This place scoffs at your pumpkin spice lattes and offers you a chilled margarita instead.
When you’re done sunbathing, you must see the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s like Times Square…if Times Square had all-you-can-eat buffets, Elvis impersonators, and indoor gondola rides.
Remember, what happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but the sun? She’s not going anywhere.
6. Savannah, Georgia
Last up for our suggestions is Savannah, Georgia – a city that we have spent time in and are actually heading back to in a few months.
Fall here is just summer, with a slight chill in the morning that disappears by noon.
In Savannah, fall is as fall does – and around here, it doesn’t do much.
There’s no need to Google “how to layer clothes.” Here, the fall fashion is summer clothes with a light scarf you never actually use – it’s all for the aesthetic, you see.
And when in Savannah, taking a stroll around the historic district is non-negotiable.
Why, you ask? Well, it’s like walking through a live history book; if history was lined with charming antebellum homes and moss-draped trees, that is.
Savannah, where autumn is the summer’s cooler cousin and history is as alive as the city itself.
Our Tip: If you don’t want your feet to fall off walking the city, hitch a ride on the Old Savannah Trolley Tour. Not only do you get to hop on and hop off as much as you want, but you might even spot a familiar face trying to give you a box of chocolates.
To Finish- U.S. Destinations To Keep Summer Going Into Fall
Alright, let’s wrap this up.
You’re probably daydreaming about sipping a Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara or hitting the jackpot under the fall foliage in Las Vegas by now.
And who can blame you?
Whether it’s a coastal extravaganza or a desert drama you’re after, fall is a spectacular time to explore these warm destinations.
Read More: While we didn’t put any locales on this particular list from Arizona, the state is known for its lovely fall and winter weather. Why not consider hopping on a bike around Tucson if you head to Arizona this winter?!
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