Fall Family Vacation Destinations

As we enter into the month of November, the signs of fall are all around us—golden leaves, crisp air, and long evenings. The fall season presents many unique activities and sights to enjoy during these months. With the season in mind, a special autumn vacation is just what you and your family need. So sit back, relax, and get start imagining the perfect fall getaway. To help get those creative juices flowing, here are a few of our favorite family-friendly fall vacation destinations!

Los Angeles, CA

The most wonderful place in the world becomes even more wonderful during the fall and winter months. Transitioning from Halloween décor to a Christmas theme, no one does the holidays better than Mickey Mouse, himself! During the spooky Halloween celebration, Disneyland revamps their popular rides and attractions with a special holiday twist. There is endless fun for the little ones, including the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Trick-or-Treating, a Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Halloween fireworks, and even costumed characters! Once the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, Disneyland is transformed into an idyllic winter wonderland! Frosted lights grace the Sleeping Beauty Castle, It’s a Small World shines brightly in festive colors, and everywhere you look there is a stunning display of holiday spirit! The best part of it all is the Holiday Magic! Fireworks and the Christmas Fantasy Parade—nothing compares to this Christmas celebration.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Orlando, CA

Any Harry Potter fans out there? Of course there are! If you have yet to plan a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there is no better time than the present. Have a magical and unforgettable experience visiting the Hogwarts castle, exploring Hogsmeade village, and finally entering Diagon Alley. What makes this place extra special during the fall season is the iconic Butterbeer (non-alcoholic!) and Pumpkin Juice, made famous by the J.K. Rowling series. While the World of Harry Potter is filled with much adventure, more fun awaits at both Universal Orlando Resorts. With many more rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy at Universal Orlando, you’ll make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Cruz, CA

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of amusement parks, consider a fall vacation in the Santa Cruz mountains. Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year and endless outdoor activities, enjoy the endless possibilities in this California city. Unplug from technology and reconnect with the family. Partake in visits to the beach, wilderness hikes, scenic railroad rides, whale watching, nature picnics, and much more! And if you’re still missing the amusement park element, the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is still open for most weekends in November and a couple in December. While you’re visiting Santa Cruz, check out strange phenomena known as the Mystery Spot—kids and adults love this one!