Pandemic restrictions are dwindling, and travel is back! Now is the time to start planning the next trip. When summer is in full swing, it's never a bad idea to stay put during this time. November makes for a great getaway month as many areas undergo a seasonal transition. Prior to Christmas, November is the perfect month to blow off some steam before the Holiday Season sets in. Whether one decides to fly or road trip, the best places travel in November can be found in the following travel guide.
Best Places to Travel in November Around the U.S.
1. Florida Keys, Florida
When travelers are looking for a warm weather getaway in the Continental United States, Southern Florida is just the solution. The Miami metropolitan area along with the Florida Keys will make for a perfect all-around trip to the Sunshine State. Visitors are able to go from the city and the mainland to the islands inside the same day. Oftentimes, individuals will hit popular public golf courses close to Miami like the Briar Bay Golf Course. What's more, Miami is a bustling city with shops, restaurants, live entertainment, night life, and more. Once travelers have had their fill of the city, the next stop is often to the white sand beaches of Key West. This place is a beach goers dream as it sports miles of idyllic shores. Fishing the Keys is a bucket list item of its own. Whether one brings their own vessel or chooses to charter a boat, there are big, prize-worthy fish seemingly everywhere along the islands. The crystal-clear, warm water is great for spearfishing and snorkeling as well. The beautiful scenery and nature on offer are truly something to behold—making this trip to Florida a perfect stop in November.
2. Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii does not need much introduction nor is there any persuasion necessary to get people to vacation on this island chain. Many people choose to go to cities like Honolulu on the island of Oahu. However, other island options like Maui exist and can offer the same (if not more) reasons to take a trip here. The island of Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island, but second-to-none in terms of weather, scenery, and activities on offer. Tourists that travel here are often looking for places to go hiking, biking, golfing, surfing, hunting, sunbathing, and exploring. Some of the main attraction include the Maui golf courses, beaches like Hookipa, and national parks like Haleakala.
3. Joshua Tree, California
The West coast is truly something to behold in November. The Fall and Winter out West provides great weather and a scenic backdrop for a November vacation. Joshua Tree National Park is a fan favorite for individuals looking to hike, bike, sightsee, camp, and more. Come here to find out what a "Joshua tree" really is and to find them growing next to beautiful red rocks. Camp under the night sky for some of the best stargazing opportunities an individual can experience. This national park also has natural hot and cold springs nearby at spots like Desert Hot Springs. What's more, this area is just two hours away from popular beach towns in Southern California like San Clemente and Oceanside.
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina
The Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina feature an array of small towns with some Southern charm and better beaches. OBX is best known for a traveler's ability to find their own beach and corresponding slice of heaven. November is a great time of year to come to OBX due to the cold looming in the Northeast. Oftentimes, Northern individuals will come to this stretch of sand in order to elongate their Summer and Fall season. For surfers, November can provide great waves as this month closes out the Atlantic hurricane season. Otherwise, the warm weather and pristine beaches are perfect for running, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, and more.
5. Denver, Colorado
Ever want to tackle powder down a giant mountain while also not freezing to death after skiing? Colorado in November is the perfect trip to experience a Winter wonderland on the mountain and Fall foliage at lower elevations. The ski resorts in this area are some of the best in the nation. What's more, the small towns and cities that make up this region are home to great food, entertainment, beautiful scenery, and much more.
6. International Travel This November
November is an ideal time to travel internationally as well. Even though we're talking about U.S. travel, it'd be hard not to mention some of the best destinations for international travel during the month of November.
One can stick to traversing North America by heading South to Mexican destinations like Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, or Baja. Experience some authentic Mexican street food, great weather, and a new culture by heading to a favorite town or city in Mexico. Furthermore, November is an awesome time to head to Europe. Countries like Spain, Italy, and Greece are often top choice for American travelers. Respectively, individuals pick destination cities like Madrid, Naples, and Athens. Finally, the Caribbean Sea is home to serene island locations that are perfect for North American tourists. Islands like Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Aruba are easy choices to soak up the sun, go sightseeing, enjoy the crystal-clear water, and sample the local rum.
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