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Where Are the Best Places to Visit in September?

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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.

The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise: Set on nearly six acres of land on Mount Surprise, The Buttonwood Inn is just outside of North Conway, NH. Husband and wife Bill and Paula run this beautiful 1820s farmhouse inn with a heated pool and outdoor hot tub.

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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

The Inn on Negley: Each morning at this beautiful Pittsburgh Inn, guests are served gourmet meals prepared by talented chefs. In the afternoons, you can enjoy the High Tea service before heading to explore the city.

Golden Plough Inn: With ornately decorated rooms and luxurious amenities, the Golden Plough Inn is an excellent place to stay in New Hope, PA. A quiet, beautiful town, New Hope has plenty to explore nearby including the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

French Manor Inn & Spa: Built in the style of a French chateau, this gorgeous inn allows guests total relaxation and tranquility with an on-site spa. Enjoy breakfast on the veranda or unwind in a room with a Jacuzzi tub in the evenings.

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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

Inn at 400 West High: Located right in downtown Charlottesville, the Inn at 400 West High is a contemporary inn serving a breakfast of crepes, waffles, omelets, and more each morning. Spend your day relaxing on the property or get out and explore the city.

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

The Cypress Inn: Along the coast of South Carolina near Myrtle Beach, The Cypress Inn sits in the historic town of Conway. From the inn, guests can access the Waccamaw River, the charming town shops, and spa.

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.Link to content

The Rhett House Inn Bed & Breakfast: Beaufort, South Carolina, is one of the most beautiful places along the coast of the state. The Rhett House Inn is set amongst a traditional Lowcountry setting surrounded by Palmetto trees draped in Spanish moss.

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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.