4. Columbia River Gorge • Oregon
The Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway is a drive you can make in a day. Along the three to five hour adventure, you’ll find fun places to stop and eat, opportunities to explore nature and a ton of beautiful trees.

5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park • Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains offer not only fall foliage but also a unique mix of fall wildflowers that sprinkle the ground. Before you head out on foot, double check with the Forest Service because trails can close in the fall due to weather and ground shifts.