Looking for leaf peeping sites to add to your fall getaways this year? Here are two southeastern US locations to consider:
Asheville, North Carolina
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a hip, thriving mountain city known for the longest autumn season and most spectacular foliage in the country. The city offers a near-perfect blend of natural beauty, quirky culture and innovative local cuisine in the heart of Southern Appalachia. Guests of The Foundry Hotel, a refined boutique hotel housed within the city’s old steel foundry in the heart of The Block neighborhood, can book the Picnic in the Block Experience via the hotel’s partnership with Dreamscape Luxury Picnics to indulge in a dreamy picnic on the hotel’s great lawn while admiring fall color making its way down the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Picnics include a grazing board for two with seasonal fruit, house made dips, cheese and meats, a bottle of wine, sparkling water, Instagrammable décor and a Bluetooth speaker.
Images here (credit: The Foundry Hotel, a Raines managed property)
An idyllic location to peep this year’s fall foliage, travelers can check out the eclectic city of Bristol, Virginia to enjoy views of the picturesque Appalachian Mountains flanked by stunning orange and bright yellow leaves. This city offers visitors an uncharted fall getaway in Southern Appalachia with prime access to the Appalachian Trail and Bristol Caverns, where visitors can hike through the color-changing trees up to prime leaf-peeping heights. While in town, visitors can stay at The Bristol Hotel and get a taste for the region’s seasonal bounty at the hotel’s streetside Appalachian-inspired restaurant, Vivian’s Table or enjoy panoramic views of the nearby Smoky Mountains and autumn leaves on the city’s first and only rooftop, Lumac Rooftop Bar.
Images(Photo Credit: The Bristol Hotel, a Charlestowne Hotels managed property)