By Viator, September 2015
The poignant blaze of fall can bring out the poet or crooner in us all. And there are few places in the world where that golden, fiery display is as magnificent as upstate New York. If you’re visiting Manhattan in fall it makes a great escape. But first to get off the island – bridge or tunnel? Neither! Step aboard for a cruise up the Hudson River – once you get to Bear Mountain you’ll find it hard to believe you’re less than 50 mi (80 km) from Times Square.
Or, if you’re in Boston, you have some of the finest New England fall vistas within easy reach. Enjoy rolling hills of deciduous technicolor on a full day which includes lunch and a visit to an apple orchard where you can enjoy the fruits of the harvest. Or head south to beautiful Cape Cod. Once the crowds have abated a little after summer, you can take full advantage of natural and historic sights from rich fall colors to Hyannisport, famed compound of the Kennedy family (though closed to just about everyone else).
For true leaf-peepers, a multi-day tour is your best bet to fully enjoy the seasonal phenomenon. Travel from Manchester, New Hampshire through Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine on a quest to see the fall foliage at its peak.
Tours & Tickets
Experience the splendor of autumn in the Adirondack Mountains with a train ride on the Saratoga and North Creek Railway. During September and October, marvel ... Read more
Location: New York State, New York
Duration: 2- or 4-hour train ride
Washington DC in the fall is a sight to be seen. This relaxing fall foliage cruise takes you along the Potomac River past DC’s most famous monuments, parks and ... Read more
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
Escape NYC and take a leisurely cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You’ll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise each way with an Onboard Oktoberfest – ... Read more
Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Autumn is a special time on Cape Cod, so enjoy it to the fullest on this luxury coach tour and scenic sightseeing cruise, affording amazing views of New ... Read more
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of New Hampshire Fall foliage as the trees turn turn brilliant shades of red and gold. Explore the Light House Trail with the ... Read more
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Duration: 10 days (approx.)