Fall Travel with Kids

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Fall in Oregon is a spectacular time of year.

The hills are filled with shades of green, red, gold, and brown. The air is crisp and the ground brings forth pumpkins, apples, corn, and more.

fall leaves

fall in Washington County Oregon

fall tree

I’ve always thought of fall as a kind of second spring.

In Oregon – and indeed many parts of the country – some of fall’s charm lies in being between the heat of summer and the rains or snow of winter, often making it the perfect time to get out with family. Whether it be to enjoy the changing scenery, the abundant harvests, or the “off season” at popular destinations, fall travel – near or far – can be great fun.

For instance, last fall my youngest son and I ventured from Oregon to Florida for a few days at Universal Studios, followed by a week-long cruise on Royal Caribbean. While I definitely enjoy the beauty of Oregon, this wasn’t such a bad view to soak up on the beach at St. Thomas:

palm trees St. Thomas

With fewer people on board, and warmer temps to enjoy, a fall cruise was definitely a treat!

Fall Travel Ideas

In addition to cruises, other great fall travel ideas include visiting local harvest festivals, playing tourist in your own or a nearby city, discovering scenic drives, and even going on campus tours with your teenager. For a comprehensive list of suggestions for enjoying fall while out-and-about with your family, check out Fourteen Great Ideas for a Fall Family Vacation or Getaway from TakingTheKids.com, an awesome online resource for family travel.

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