The Best Ideas for Fall Travel


Now that the country is opening back up, more Americans than ever are itching to get out and take a family vacation. But where should you go? There are so many places to go and things to see that making a decision can be tough.

The good news is that we may be able to help you make that choice. Continue reading to learn a few spots to consider traveling to this fall, as well as get some tips on obtaining loans for travel.

Utah’s Rocky Mountains

Utah is home to some of the biggest ski resorts in the country, so social distancing is never an issue. But Utah isn’t just a winter skiing destination—there are five national parks in the Beehive State, all offering opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, Salt Lake City is home to numerous museums and tourist attractions for the whole family.


For more western fun, consider visiting Denver for a few days. Colorado’s capital has seen a 200 percent increase in vacation rental bookings this year, and several new hotels have just opened up downtown. In addition to the outdoor activities under an hour away, you can tour breweries or check out the newly renovated Denver Art Museum.

New Mexico

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place in the first week of October this year, and is a can’t-miss event for the whole family. Enjoy some of New Mexico’s famous roasted chiles while watching hundreds of hot air balloons float over the city.

The Land of Enchantment is also home to the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings in the northern part of the state, which are sure to take your breath away. You could also consider using a vacation loan to book a safari-style tour to see the rugged terrain.

Napa Valley

If you’re a wine lover, Northern California is the place to be! Wildfires devastated Napa and Sonoma last year, but the area is back open for business in 2021. There are also tons of family-friendly activities in the area that the kids are sure to love. Even the Napa Valley Wine Train is kid friendly!

Great Lakes region

The Great Lakes region provides some of the best year-round outdoor adventures for the whole family. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan for a fun day on Lake Michigan, or bring the kids to Wisconsin Dells for both indoor and outdoor waterpark fun.

Driving all the way up north is quite a long road trip. But luckily, affordable flights are available from Atlanta to Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, so you won’t have to take out huge loans for travel to experience the best of the Midwest and Mountain West.

Do you need some financial assistance?

If money’s tight but you still want to travel, consider taking out a personal loan through Emory Alliance Credit Union. Our online tools make it fast and easy to receive your vacation loan, so you can get out there and see the country in no time.

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