20 of the Best Fall Weekends for Extroverts

20 of the best fall weekends for extroverts, a newly updated travel post for extroverts. This post is chock full of travel ideas, tips, and fun ways to say yes to fall. It’s time to look up and delight in the season. Fall is about crisp days, a rainbow of fall foliage, and a great time to get outside and appreciate nature. This update offers new travel ideas and an intentional travel tip you don’t want to miss. 

It’s leaf-peeping time – the season of trees. Take a moment to breathe in the blessings and bounties that trees provide us all.” Nina

A Few Insights About Extrovert Types

  • Is your personality people and action-oriented? Then you may have an extroverted sensing trait: the Spirited traveler (ESTP) and the Playful traveler (ESFP).
  • Do you love to socialize, get into deep discussions, and make new friends? Then you may be traveling with the Harmonizing Traveler (ENFJ), the Inquisitive Traveler (ENTP).
  • Are you a person who never meets a stranger? You may be an Enthusiastic traveler (ENFP) or the Playful Traveler (ESFP).

Intentional Travel Tip: What’s ONE thing you’ve been struggling with? Wherever you travel, invoke this prayer; Show me. This is not a rational mind exercise – it’s spirit-minded. Let spontaneous thoughts enter. What are they telling you?  What’s ONE thing you’ve been struggling with? 

Many more insightful takeaways in my soon-to-be-published book: Unpack your Personality! If you can’t wait for the book, click here to book a 1:1 travel session: Unpack Your Personality.©️

Best Fall Weekends for Extrovert Travelers

Extroverts, are you wondering where the best places are to leaf-peep? Relax and read on, as I’ve outlined a few trip tips ideally suited for an extrovert’s travel personality. If you prefer quiet moments and more reflective autumn escapes, check out my post, Extroverts, and Introverts How to Travel Happier This Fall!

I’ve gathered a few places — enchanting New England towns, fabulous fall festivals, and iconic drives. Of course, they align with YOUR unique extrovert travel personality traits. Why not book a buzzy fall favorite like:

  • Rhode Island shines this time of year with spectacular fall foliage displays. 
  • West Coast fall lovers will want to drive one of the most iconic road trips; Highway 395. I’ve mapped a leaf-looking tour on California’s Highway 395.

Fall Wanderlust Weekends New England and Beyond

Fall leaves are at their peak in New England from mid-September through mid-October. Like most things in nature, Gaia has a plan. In the U.S., the higher elevations proudly display deep pomegranate reds, rich butterscotch yellows, and vibrant orange leaves starting in mid-September. The lower elevations show closer to mid-October. Fall lingers a bit longer on the West Coast, sometimes well into December.

  • New England is the world’s top pick, and if you’re an extrovert, it’s the place to be this time of year. You’ll be chatting it up with folks from around the globe. Tip, if you want to enjoy New England in all of its fall splendor, plan on a mid-to-late September visit; otherwise, you’ll miss it.
  • October offers five weekends in the month for so much fall-leaf-peeping-pleasure. The historic witch-trial city of Salem, Massachusetts, is a town not to miss. The history of Salem is reason enough to visit, and I love the idea of how tolerance has become symbolic in the area. Salem Maritime is a great place to check out, a national historic site, and a fun place to wander around.

Best Fall Weekends for Solo Travelers

If your better half can’t get away and all your besties are too busy, you may want to opt for a fall trip, especially if you’re a fan of the season. It only comes around once a year. Why wait? A few ideas to consider:

  • Tauck Tours is a top pick if you’re interested in a fall foliage tour. Tauck Tours has been around since 1925 and is one of the oldest in the U.S. Their group tours are ideal for extroverted solo travelers. There are plenty of options.
  • Discover the wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or climb aboard a Maine lobsterman’s boat and savor a fresh-caught Maine lobster. Since you’re already in Maine, why not do a festival hop, enjoying 18 different festivals? Click here to learn more.

Best Fall Weekends for Couples: East and West Coast Trip Ideas

The United States offers an abundance of fall season week or weekend trips. Honestly, it really doesn’t matter where you travel you’ll be enraptured at what nature provides. Take time to hand-hold, whisper sweet nothings, and enjoy what brought you together; love!

West Coast

  • Couples seeking romance and a unique fall foliage getaway will find it in California. Drive scenic Highway 395 through the majestic Mojave Desert into the magical, remote area of the Eastern Sierras. Couples can appreciate hand-holding walks around June Lake. And those who need an extended stay may want to consider the annual June Lake Autumn Beer Festival. If California’s not in the cards, check our New Mexico, a surprisingly fabulous fall getaway for unsurpassed leaf-looking.
  • Visit Boulder, Colorado – So much to do, so little time. You may prefer to stay in your car for scenic drives, but you’d miss the energizing fresh mountain air on a walk, hike, or bike ride. Bring binoculars for bird watching, visit a pumpkin farm, or wander through a local artisan marketplace. You’ll remember these moments long after the suitcases have been put away.

East Coast

  • Ashville, North Carolina, is a popular getaway, and around each corner is a national park. Walk hand-in-hand through the forest. Mother Nature can be so romantic. Take in the fabulous views, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy a kaleidoscope of fall foliage. Ahh, just you and a loved one in the great outdoors. Happiness comes from the simple things in life, like walking. Are you in? 
  • Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville (44 minutes from Asheville), visit the first state park in North Carolina, founded in 1915 with 4,789 acres. Climb, climb, and climb to see three neighboring states; Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, so worth a visit.
  • West Virginia is another top pick. It’s off the radar, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular for canoodling with your partner. Potomac Highlands, Cacapon Resort State Park, complete with a cozy lodge; bask in the scenery and sip a hot apple cider. Or one of my favorites; is Coopers Rock State Forest. I visit this gorgeous area many times growing up; its trees, as far as the eyes can see.

Best Fall Weekends Fall Trip Ideas for Families

There isn’t a better time of the year to get your family outdoors and active. These times with your family are memory-makers for sure, oh, and you must pull off a Charlie Brown moment be Linus. Jump into a big pile of leaves with a sucker … wait for it; the laughter will be contagious.

  • The Great Smoky Mountains offer hundreds of native tree species with elevations ranging between 875 and 6,643 feet. Families can feast their eyes on the dazzling fall colors from September to mid-November.
  • Leaf-peeping in Lake Winnipesaukee is an uber-colorful getaway. Road-trippers won’t want to miss the mountains on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway.
  • Albuquerque is a fabulous fall getaway. During October, the city hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest balloon festival, featuring hot air and twilight balloon rides, rodeos, and so much more. It’s the perfect time of year to visit. The weather is amazing. It’s a colorful town chockful of can’t-miss family silliness.

Best Fall Weekends Fall Trips to Waterfalls

  • Are you looking for gorgeous waterfalls? You’ll find them at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trails, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The trails provide six miles of jaw-dropping views of scenic mountain vistas, peaceful streams, and mills from yesteryear. It is a great time to teach your children about Mother Nature and lessons on leaving a place better than you found it. Essential.
  • A massive glacier created Yosemite Valley, California. Now gone, the glacier left behind a variety of beautiful water features, from the scenic Merced River to alpine lakes and, of course, magnificent  waterfalls,
  • Mount Rainier National Park in central Washington state is without question one of the best national parks for waterfalls,
  • Shenandoah National Park, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is abundant with beautiful waterfalls and a forested scenic setting, blissful and relaxing for all who come to hike these cascading wonders in Virginia.

More About the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing

I hope you found 20 of the Best Fall Weekends for Extroverts eye-opening. I’m passionate and intentional about introducing the idea of personality tying with a spiritual understanding. It’s all about helping you learn a little bit more about yourself on your next getaway, inspiring long-term change.

Don’t Change Yourself. Tap into Your True Self and Change Your Life ⏤ Nina

More About Spiritual Personality Typing

Did you find; 20 of the Best Fall Weekends for Extroverts to be useful? I’m here to share a new philosophy, spiritual personality typing. I want to get you excited about your sacred personality type. It’s much more than a career construct; it’s a beautiful tool to support your soul on this earthly journey. I hope you begin to see your personality as a magical tool, realizing its importance in a purposeful, passionate, and meaningful life.

Make understanding your personality type a priority; it’s the best relationship you can cultivate in this lifetime.

I hope you realize the only way your soul, the higher self, can express itself is through a healthy, sacred personality. As this realization sets in, a profound awakening emerges, moving you closer to your truth, and unshackling you from a purposeless existence into a new reality of unlimited possibilities. You’ll be ready for any occasion, situation, or event — travel, relationships, career, and most importantly, a meaningful life.

Join The Movement

Are you ready to rediscover yourself? If so, I’d love to see you on YouTube. I’m a Pinterest lover, and if you are, too, let’s connect. LinkedIn is another way to stay in touch. The best way to truly become a part of a community is to subscribe to Nina’s Newsletter.

It’s Time to Discover; The Soul’s Role in Personality Typing ©️ — Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP.


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Updated 9.1.2023



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