The 10 most beautiful towns in America during fall


As the 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.

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10. Glenwood Springs, Colorado


9. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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8. Snowmass Village, Colorado

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7. Whitefish, Montana


6. Portsmouth, New Hampshire


5. Ludlow, Vermont


4. Stowe, Vermont


3. Stillwater, Minnesota

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2. Lake Placid, New York

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1. Oakland, Maryland

Chloe Pantazi 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. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.