Here's Where to Travel in the U.S. This Fall for the Best Foliage Views

This map breaks it down by week.

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Leaf peeping is the perfect excuse to book a weekend getaway this season, but knowing exactly where and when to check out the leaves can be a guessing game. Thankfully, this new fall foliage map from pinpoints the best small towns and cities to go, even breaking them down by the best times to visit in October and November. These scenic destinations won't disappoint!

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Early October
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Manchester, Vermont: Head to this small town to take in views of Vermont's Green Mountains, which are renown for their colorful leaves around this time of year. 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Make a day trip to the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There you can hike, take a helicopter ride, or zip-line while you take in the breathtaking autumnal views. 

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Aspen, Colorado: This ski resort town is the place to visit in October. Here you'll find golden leaves flecking the trees in the valley, the Glenwood Springs, and the nearby Aspen Mountain. 

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Mid-October
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Boston, Massachusetts: Make your way to The Freedom Trail to take in the autumn leaves while hitting all the historic landmarks in this Northeast city, or go to the Brighton neighborhood (above) or Boston Harbor for waterside views. 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: While you're in town, be sure to head to , a skiing area that offers chair lift rides up the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It's the best way to take in the striking colors.  

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Madison, Wisconsin: Check out the bright leaves via kayak on Lake Mendota, or by walking around the .

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Late October
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Lake Tahoe, California: Pack a big travel mug of apple cider and make your way to the water. The autumnal leaves are best seen from a sailboat, kayak, or canoe.

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Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCheck out the fall foliage while you walk around Old City, the historic district that's home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and much more.

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New York, New York: Hail a cab and venture over to Central Park where you'll find romantic walkways lined with orange, yellow, and red leaves. 

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Topeka, KansasGrab a group of friends and set out for a day of outdoor recreation in Kaw River State Park. There you'll find hiking, biking, and equestrian trails you can explore surrounded by vivid trees. 

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November
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Washington, DC:  aren't the only seasonal reason to check out our nation's capital. Be sure to head there during November to see the changing leaves that line the monuments and Potomac River. 

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Atlanta: With the temperature remaining in the mid-sixties to low seventies, this Southern city is the best place to see the autumnal leaves without piling on the layers. Head to Amicalola Falls State Park for the best vistas. 

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