autumn wind brings back football and falling leaves, now's the time to plan that long weekend trip in nature before the cold sets in.
With that in mind,
Travel + Leisure readers ranked the most beautiful towns in the U.S. for leaf-peeping, carving pumpkins, and sipping on spiked cider until you're sick.
Here are the 10 most idyllic, foliage-filled spots in America to watch the leaves turn all shades of gold, brown, crimson, and purple, and enjoy your favorite fall frolics.
This Tiny Kitchen Gadget Turns Radishes Into 'Super Mario' Mushrooms Flickr user jiannone
10. Glenwood Springs, Colorado Shutterstock
9. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Wikimedia Commons user U.S. Department of Agriculture
8. Snowmass Village, Colorado Flickr user Nomadic Lass Shutterstock
6. Portsmouth, New Hampshire Shutterstock Shutterstock Shutterstock Flickr user Lake Placid Region Flickr user Andy Powell 1. Oakland, Maryland
is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She’s going camping near the Adirondacks later this month, and can’t wait to peep some leaves. Chloe Pantazi Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.