Top Location for Fall Trips to the East Coast

fall trips east coast

Red and gold leaves, a crisp cool breeze, if you’re experiencing these changes in the environment, then it’s time for fall! While there’s plenty of talk about summer and winter vacations, a fall trip has just as much to offer. From the gorgeous scenery to the changing weather, there’s one place that’s perfect for fall trips on the East Coast: the state of Virginia.

What Makes Virginia So Good For Fall Trips on the East Coast?

While Virginia is a beautiful state all year round, fall brings out an abundance of color. Virginia’s diverse landscape, from the highest mountains to the lowest woodlands, provide a long fall foliage season. Generally, peak fall foliage is sometime between October 10 and October 31, but there are plenty of colors to enjoy in the months before and after too. Aside from having plenty of time to enjoy the colors, Virginia has plenty of fun and festive activities that make it great for fall trips on the East Coast.    

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

Nothing says Fall like picking out pumpkins, taking a hay ride through the fields, and exploring a corn maze. Great Country Farms has a Corn Maze and Apple Harvest Festival each September with their iconic Stars Corn Maze. Then in October, the same farm has a Pumpkin Harvest Festival where you can pick out pumpkins. Perfect for Halloween! If you want a little more variety in your mazes, check out the one at Liberty Mills Farm. The farm features four trails of varying difficulty. On certain dates, you can even explore the mazes after dark. In addition to the corn maze, there’s an eight-acre pumpkin patch with 40 different pumpkin varieties. The biggest maze in Virginia is located at the Temple Hall Farm Pumpkin Patch. This maze spans 24 acres and has a different theme each year, so there’s always something new to see there!

Fall Arts, Music, and Entertainment Festivals

Virginia also has plenty of seasonal festivals to elevate your fall trip on the East Coast. The King Street Art Festival is held each year and transforms Old Town Alexandria’s famous King Street into an outdoor art gallery. Work from over 200 artists is displayed all the way from Washington Street to the scenic Potomac waterfront. One of the most popular festivals each year is the Richmond Folk Festival. This three-day festival features live music, dance performances, and artistic displays from across the globe. Plus, the festival’s completely free! Looking for fun for the whole family? Then look no further than the Virginia State Fair. The fair has deep-fried sweets, amusement rides, and even farm animals. Be sure to check out the funnel cake if you go.

Top Destinations to Visit in Virginia During Your Fall Trip

There’s plenty to enjoy about the towns and cities in Virginia during any season, but Fall trips really show off their beauty. Here are a couple of towns you should be sure to visit. 


Charlottesville is home to several wineries, a growing craft beer scene, and historic houses like Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s home. In fact, Monticello’s wine trail will take you through 30 internationally-acclaimed wineries. Additionally, Charlottesville is close to the southern entrance of Shenandoah National Park. As a result, you’ll be able to view the gorgeous scenery of this park while the colors begin to change.


Want to experience America’s history during your Fall trip on the East Coast? Then Williamsburg is the place for you. Colonial Williamsburg functions as the largest living history museum in the world. There, you’ll be able to interact with costumed reenactors taking up the roles of historic figures like George Washington. You’ll also get to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, world-class dining, and colorful folk art. To really get into the fall spirit, be sure to try the Haunted Williamsburg ghost tour. The tour takes guests through historic buildings by candlelight and teaches guests about authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories.

Where to Stay in Virginia for a Fall Trip to the East Coast

While there’s so much to do and see in Virginia during a fall trip, eventually, you’ll need a place to stay. Fortunately, there are some great resorts in Virginia to help you make the most of your stay.

Westgate Historic Williamsburg

Westgate has plenty of luxurious resorts, and this property is no exception. The Westgate Historic Williamsburg is located right in the city’s historic district, so you’ll have easy access to all of its stellar attractions. Amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and volleyball court. As for accommodations, you can choose between a studio, one, or two-bedroom villa. The studio features a queen-sized bed to accommodate two guests. Next, the one-bedroom villa offers a king-sized bed and queen-sized sleeper sofa to house guests. Finally, the two-bedroom villa boasts the same features as the one-bedroom alongside two twin beds to bring the maximum occupancy of up to six guests.

The District by Hilton Club

If you would rather take a day trip into Virginia, check out The District by Hilton Club. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy sky-high elegance in the heart of the nation’s capital. As a result, this resort is a great home base for a fall trip to the East Coast. The District has some great amenities like a fitness center, business center, and an indoor pool. Plus, you’ll have plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife you can enjoy nearby. When you return to this resort, you’ll be greeted by a one or two-bedroom suite. The one-bedroom suite has a king-sized bed and a queen-sized sofa bed to accommodate four guests. Meanwhile, the two-bedroom suite offers two king-sized beds and a queen-sized sofa bed for a maximum occupancy of six guests. 

Buy or Rent a Timeshare in VA for Your Fall Trip to the East Coast

From its gorgeous environments to its seasonal festivals, Virginia is the perfect place for a fall trip to the East Coast. If you’d like to experience everything the season has to offer in Virginia, consider buying or renting a timeshare there. If you plan to visit each year (which you should), a timeshare will help you save money over time on your trips. Want to get started? Then check out our marketplace! Still have questions? Give us a call at 1-800-610-2734 or email us at

Join The Discussion

Compare listings