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Fall is such a fun season! Especially when the weather has been so warm here in the Northeast! The kids are finally back to school and its not so terribly hot! Where I live here on Long Island, fall is such a great time for outdoor activities without the oppressive heat.
I also think fall is a great time for travel (in fact, in the travel industry it’s called the shoulder season – that transitional time between summer travel and winter getaways). In my experience you can get some great deals on trips, and everyone knows this is one of the best times to visit theme parks.
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I actually do enjoy this time of year, up until January when well, winter. But I do love the fall holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the coziness of fall food – think squash, apples, and of course pumpkin everything!
So today I am rounding up my best of fall – from my favorite activities, products, travel and links to some great fall posts that will hopefully inspire your best fall season!
Fall Travel Ideas & DIY Round Up
Fall Travel Destination Ideas
Fall is a great time to go leaf-spotting, or to take advantage of smaller crowds at beaches! Many areas of the US still have summer-like weather into the fall season!
A Visit to the Emerson Resort in upstate, New York
Go wine tasting, apple picking or farm hopping on the North Fork of Long Island
A visit to Kure Beach, North Carolina (my pick for a fall beach trip!)
The Best Family Beach Destinations (good any time of year!)
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Fall at the Theme Parks
Fall is a great season for theme parks – the heat and crowds are at bay, and many decorate and do it up for the Halloween season! Even our local amusement park, Adventureland is a great place to head in October for pumpkin park!
Fall is such a great time to get outdoors, and I love the fall specific things we do such as apple picking and a visit to the pumpkin farm. For fall activity inspiration check out these awesome posts:
5 Family Traditions to Start this Fall (from Five for the Road)
DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES:
I have done some great DIY costumes when little man was small – so definitely wanted to share them with you!
FAVORITE FALL FOOD & DRINK:
Fall food and drink is its own category of amazing! Think apples, squash and all things pumpkin!
Caramel Apple Sangria (made this last fall and loved it, easy recipe from A Night Owl Blog)
Butternut Squash Soup (Delicious, easy and quintessentially fall from Mamma’s Cooking)
Boozy Pumpkin Spice Milkshake by Food, Wine and Sunshine (Check out her site its got great cocktail and food recipes for all year long. I was so excited to meet Tracy last year at the Alden Blogger Bash!)
And with all your apples, and your sangria, you will, without a doubt need this:
OTHER AWESOME FALL STUFF I LOVE:
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