Top 10 Places to Experience Fall in America

The most wonderful time of year means crisp cool air, booties, pumpkin spice lattes, coffee shop adventures, and fall foliage. Cities are lit with beautifully colored leaves, wine nights by the fire are a bit more acceptable, and for a couple of months the world becomes a happier place. Whether you're a nature lover or a city dweller,  here are my top 10 places to experience Fall in America. 

1. Aspen, Colorado

2. Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon 

3. Chicago Illinois 

 Isn't she a beaut ;) 

Isn't she a beaut ;) 

4. Upper Peninsula, Michigan

5. Boston 

6.  Napa Valley California 

 250+ wineries harvest their grapes in the fall- excellent time for wine tastings, extraordinary local cuisine, and breathtaking scenery to go with it. 

250+ wineries harvest their grapes in the fall- excellent time for wine tastings, extraordinary local cuisine, and breathtaking scenery to go with it. 

7. Portland, Maine

 One of my FAVORITE places! Looks a lot like Copenhagen ;) 

One of my FAVORITE places! Looks a lot like Copenhagen ;) 

8. Leavenworth, Washington

 Can't afford a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest? Have no fear!  Leavenworth to the rescue, right here in the U.S. of A. 

Can't afford a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest? Have no fear!  Leavenworth to the rescue, right here in the U.S. of A. 

9. Great Smoky Mountains 

10. Upstate New York 

Honestly this list should be longer but I'm curious: What destinations do you think are worth seeing this fall?  Any cute neighborhoods/experiences you know of that put you in a "fall" mood? Let me know in the comments! Maybe I might pay a visit :)