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Where Are the Best Places to Visit in September?

Select Registry - October 2, 2020

Once the summer heat has started to cool off, and leaves are beginning to change in parts of the country, it’s an excellent time to plan a vacation to somewhere new! Certain destinations are too hot to visit in the summer while other areas undergo beautiful changes in the fall. If you’re looking to take a getaway during this time of the year, you can read our suggestions on the best places to visit in September!

No matter what type of travel experience you’re hoping to have, Select Registry properties offer every kind of adventure for every kind of traveler. If you something specific in mind, try perusing our properties by the Experience sections. Have you always wanted to stay in a boutique hotel? Or perhaps you’re interested in a destination with a focus on arts and culture? Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll have an unforgettable experience with our Select Registry innkeepers. For inspiration on your fall travels, read on to learn about some of the best places to visit in September.

New Hampshire

This stunning slice of New England is brimming with outdoor activities and natural beauty. If you decide to visit New Hampshire in September, you’ll find the area to be less crowded as tourist season is over, and the weather has cooled, making outdoor activities all the more enjoyable. Most people have heard that New England’s fall foliage is like no other place in the country, and it’s true! While it’s recommended you visit the area between the end of September and the middle of October, you can still catch some intriguing color changes in the early part of the month as well. One of the best parts about traveling to New Hampshire in the fall is the abundance of outdoor festivals that take place including a number of Octoberfest celebrations.

Where to Stay

Sugar Hill Inn: If you’re taking a romantic getaway this September, the Sugar Hill Inn in Sugar Hill, NH, is the perfect place to book a stay. Located near dozens of activities, this charming inn provides guests with easy access to hiking trails in the White Mountains, excellent restaurants, a unique art scene, and more.

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Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Pennsylvania is a top destination in September. The heat of the summer hasn’t completely faded away yet, and a gentle breeze remains. For a mountain getaway, you can explore the mountainous terrain of the Poconos, or explore the state’s rich history in destinations like Gettysburg or the city of Philadelphia.

Where to Stay

Jacqueline House of Wilmington: From events at hidden-gem arts centers and colleges, to tours of the places that make up the Amish way of living, to the simple joy of receiving free range eggs from a neighbor, a visit to the Jacqueline House brings with it endless rural charms.

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With one of the best regions for producing wine on the East Coast, the mountains of Virginia are the best place to visit in September in the US. Whether you’re interested in taking a romantic trip with your special someone or planning a trip with some friends, Virginia is a beautiful state to visit in the fall. The rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley are just beginning to the change colors while the coast is still warm enough to walk along the shore.

Where to Stay

Hidden View Bed and Breakfast:  Perched on Short Hill Mountain, Hidden View's 10-acre estate offers amazing panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the valley between the hills, and a neighboring vineyard.

Inn at Evergreen: Set within the Evergreen Country Club, the Inn at Evergreen offers access to amenities including the club’s pool and golf course. If you’re looking for a romantic destination or a beautiful wedding venue, the Inn at Evergreen is a popular accommodation for couples and newlyweds.

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South Carolina

Though the summer is the most popular time to travel to South Carolina, visiting this southern state in the fall allows you to experience the best time of the year. The summer in South Carolina can be brutal with temperatures soaring past 100 degrees F regularly, and if you’re not visiting a destination on the water, that heat is going to feel even hotter. Once September rolls around, the sun has weakened a bit, and the humidity has started to recede, making this one of the best times of the year to explore the beautiful backcountry or majestic Lowcountry.

Where to Stay

Abingdon Manor Country Inn & Restaurant: Abingdon Manor is a lavish property in Latta, South Carolina, with top-notch accommodations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this manor is the perfect place to stop during a road trip up the East Coast.

John Rutledge House Inn:  Historic, luxurious, and convenient, the John Rutledge House Inn is both an important historical landmark and a wonderful place to rest your head. Spend your days exploring Charleston's shopping and delicious dining and your evenings at this one-of-a-kind inn.

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While looking into the best places to visit in September, don’t forget about our additional properties! Check out other inns and accommodations in these locations listed, or explore destinations by experiences like locations with a focus on food and wine or natural wonders.

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