The Best Spots for Urban Leaf Peeping

The most stunning fall colors are oftentimes just a bus ride away


Crisp air, panoramic views of bursting bright colors and miles of forests – the New England states are not the only ones boasting awe-inspiring fall foliage. The various dazzling hues peak between September and November all across the country, including in urban areas.[slideshow:91075]

A lot of people don’t have time to go to the countryside, but they still hit the road to observe from up close nature’s display of dazzling colors and phenomenal mixtures of yellow, red, orange and green…in the city. This is by far one of the best adventures of the season.

An urban foliage escape is a rewarding, fun and inexpensive. You may not associate cities near ski resorts or others known for their music scene and cuisine, but Park City in Utah, Seattle in Washington and Nashville in Tennessee will pleasantly surprise you. One city in North Carolina has one of the longest leaf-changing seasons in the world due to its climate, according to Explore Asheville.

Every year thousands of travelers flock to areas to take in the fall foliage and to catch a glimpse of Mother Nature’s beauty. This has turned one of the most beautiful natural processes into a million-dollar industry.

But you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy it. Oftentimes you just need a bus ride or a bike. You can see changing leaves without going far from home or leaving the metro area.

Click here for 15 of the Best Spots for Urban Leaf Peeping

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