The heat waves rolling across the country have us dreaming of the colorful leaves and crisp temperatures of autumn. In anticipation of the season, 10Best set out to find the best fall destinations, events, attractions and experiences, and we asked our readers to vote for their favorites.
Best Apple Orchard: R&A Orchards in Ellijay, Ga.
Situated in the scenic mountains of North Georgia’s apple country, R&A Orchards grows several varieties of apples, ready for picking every weekend in September. Orchard visitors also enjoy a farm tour during their picking experience.
Best Corn Maze: Exploration Acres in Lafayette, Ind.
The 18-acre Exploration Acres corn maze commemorates Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps” in 2019 with images of Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Visitors can navigate 9 miles of paths across four different mazes.
Best Destination for Fall Foliage: Door County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s best fall foliage can often be found in Door County. Leaves reach their peak of color between late September and mid-October, when visitors from around the country come to drive its tree-lined roads or hike its trails.
Best Escape Room: Enchambered in Sacramento
Sacramento-based Enchambered operates three different escape rooms. Containment Breach challenges players to solve the mystery of a locked laboratory where a teleportation experiment went terribly wrong. In The Whispering Halls, players enter a Victorian manor with a paranormal problem, while the Skull Witch traps visitors in a cabin deep in the swamp with only 60 minutes to escape.