November is here, and with it comes cold winter weather, cozy sweaters, and… other seasonal events. But while the leaves may be turning color and the holidays are starting to loom on the horizon, November is still a great time to see a new part of our country.
This month, we’ll be exploring the beautiful states of Utah, Colorado, and Kentucky (yes we’re trying to get them in alphabetical order like all the rest of the contenders on this list).
San Diego for Beach Time
San Diego has a lot to offer those who love the beach, but it also can be a great place to spend a day this autumn. September and October are known as the best months to visit San Diego before the really cold weather sets in and some of our touristy favorites begin closing down until summer.
Beach weather is a good thing, and San Diego has some of the best in the nation.
San Diego, CA is located on the Pacific coast at the southern tip of California. The city has a mild oceanic climate, with temperatures ranging from 47 to 82 °F all year round. While it gets cold at night during winter (from November to March), during that time of year it’s not uncommon to spend time near the beach.
New York City for the Macy’s Day Parade
The city of New York is known as the mother of parades. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean we have any really good ones in the city, but there are some good ones out on Long Island. The Macy’s Day Parade is held each year on the last Monday before Thanksgiving to close out the holiday shopping season. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., making it perfect for those who want a little chilly weather to get bundled up and go see it.
The parade takes place on Thanksgiving, but it’s still a great time to visit New York and spend the day. The New York Public Library has over 450 million books, making it one of the largest collections in the world and one of the most popular places to visit in the city.
The city is also incredibly diverse and has plenty of historical landmarks that should be seen while you’re in town, such as the Statue of Liberty (which was unfortunately not open during our visit) and the Empire State Building.
Chicago for the Chicago Marathon
Ah, Chicago. A city that has many interesting claims to fame, but none as unique as its annual marathon runners. This year, the race will take place on Sunday, October 5th. The competitors will be running along Lake Michigan and finishing at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park.
The Chicago Marathon is more than just a run: it’s an experience. While many of the participants run for themselves, most of them are selecting runners as part of their charity donations to help out the local communities or specific causes.
If that doesn’t win your attention, then the race is known to be a good time as well. The marathon draws in over 40,000 runners and several times that number of spectators each year.
Key West for Sun + Fun
Florida is known for its tourism, and those who live there know that it’s the perfect state to be in during the winter months. If you’re looking to get some sun this fall, but don’t want to be stuck inside a cruise ship, Key West might be the best option for you.
Nearly every local business in Key West offers something related to boating, so if you’re looking to rent a boat and tour the island, they have you covered. However, if you’re looking to stay dry and just enjoy the scenery, you can always tour Fort Zachary Taylor, which offers a great view of the island.
If you’re looking for some good food in Key West, you might want to stop by Harry’s just off of Duval Street. They have a good menu and plenty of outdoor seating for when the sun gets hot.
Looking for something really different? Try riding a moped through town. That’s right, you can rent a moped from a local station to see all of Key West.
Atlanta for the Peachtree Road Race
This race has been around since 1930, and it’s still one of the fastest running races in the world. It takes place every fall and features a number of different races throughout the day, culminating in a full marathon.
The Atlanta Peachtree Road Race is one of the most popular races in America. It’s a fun one for spectators as well, because it’s held in the heart of Atlanta. There are plenty of places to sit and see the runners pass by.
Many of the runners start at midnight, which makes for an interesting time to be out and about. If you’re brave enough to run in the race, make sure to take advantage of all the great things Atlanta has to offer while you’re there. It’s a city with a lot to offer.
Asheville, North Carolina for Peak Colors
Fall is the best time to visit Asheville, North Carolina. The trees surrounding the city are absolutely beautiful during this time of year. You’ll want to visit on a crisp autumn day so that you can see the fall colors as they emerge.
This city also has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to food and wineries. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you can always check out one of the local breweries or check out one of Asheville’s many festivals throughout the year.
Everglades National Park for Wildlife + State Park
Florida is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. The Everglades National Park is the perfect place for you to see just how diverse the state can get.
Shall we begin? How about with alligators, panthers, and crocodiles? Don’t worry, they probably won’t try to bite you…probably. With all of that wildlife staring at you, there might be plenty of times where you feel like running (away).
If that wasn’t enough, you can also see a plethora of birds and butterflies.
Hopefully you’ve picked a few that really caught your eye, and you’re ready to make the move. Florida has so much to offer its visitors, and it’s not always about just the hot weather. There are plenty of people who move down there for what they can do with their careers, and we’re sure that there are different reasons for moving down south for each person.
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