Take some time this year and plan a three-day weekend getaway this fall. Before the holiday season rules over our lives, give your family the break you all need. Whether it’s a trip around Thanksgiving or just a random weekend trip, your family will love getting away from daily responsibilities. Give yourself the time to sit back and relax at these fantastic fall destinations for a family trip—natural beauty does wonders for the soul!

Cape Cod, Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a cheerful place to be all year long, and Cape Cod is absolutely glorious in the fall. Since it’s the colder season, you’ll experience quieter streets and beautiful landscapes. Go for a cultured weekend at the many Cape Cod museums (all perfect for kids), or adventure through the various hiking trails. It’s quite the relaxing spot for a family trip!

Niagara Falls, New York

Stay on the U.S. side of the border and you’ll see some of the most breathtaking views around. You and your family will never forget the spectacular colors of the Falls. Go apple picking, or cruise into Horseshoe Falls. You can also just stay in a luxurious cabin and spend the weekend with nature right outside your window.

Asheville, North Carolina

Gorgeous mountain views, comfortable temperatures, and tons of outdoor fun are just the start of what you’ll experience in Asheville. If you want to get in some more sunshine before the snow hits your town, head here for ziplining through the mountains or hiking in caverns. If your family loves food, then this city is full of scrumptious restaurants as well!

Silver City, Michigan

Michigan becomes glorious in the fall, and Silver City gets you right smack dab in the middle of the vibrant landscape. If you and your family love nature, plan a camping trip to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Found in the Upper Peninsula, the park has hiking paths, forests, and wondrous lookout points. Maybe you can make it an annual affair!

Aspen, Colorado

Visit Aspen before the heavy snow hits, and enjoy the quiet streets and even calmer mountains. It’s an incredible place to be all year round, but going in autumn means you get the high-class ski resort at a fraction of the price. Take a hike through the trees, or head to town and explore all of the different shops. There’s plenty for you and your family to enjoy here.