Fall is wonderful: crisp air, warm cups of cider, and cozy sweaters. It’s impossible to think of someone disliking this time of year, but it can be difficult to say goodbye to the long days at the beach or the sun beaming on your face as you go on a bike ride at seven in the evening. If summer is still on your mind and you’re not quite ready to give up the sun and short sleeves, we’ve put together a list of places you can visit where you can still bask in the warmth of the sun and pretend that summer never even left.Discover HomeExchange
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Visiting a desert during autumn is a great way to beat the scorching summer heat while also enjoying hotter weather. Fall also brings a large variety of festivals and events to New Mexico, like the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Somos ABQ, and the Albuquerque Tango Festival.
Long Beach, CA
In October, staying by the shores of the Pacific Ocean is just heavenly: the smell of the ocean, the cool breeze against your face, and the mild weather. Long Beach, CA is a great place to visit during this time of year, with its charm of being a portside city and its young, energetic crowd. If you’re in the mood for some thrills, try going on a ghost tour of the famed Queen Mary.
Bali is already an incredibly popular destination for travelers, but even when the peak vacation season is over, the island is still as beautiful as ever. With its sandy beaches and cool ocean waves, Bali will have you feeling like it’s July all over again.Explore with HomeExchange
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Right between the Pacific ocean and the Caribbean Sea lies Costa Rica, a Central American country that promises visitors lush jungles, sandy beaches, and heat. As you hike through tropical rainforests and stare in awe at howler monkeys, quetzals, and exotic lizards, you’ll feel like autumn is miles away!
If you’re in the mood for milder weather, Seattle is a great place to go to get a summer-y vibe without the excessive heat. With its tourist season over and its scenic waterfront views, you’ll get the benefits of warmer months without having to worry about excessive crowds. If you’ve taken more walks outside than you can stand, make sure to check out the city’s many museums, art galleries, and cultural events!
New Orleans, LA
October is probably one of the best times to visit NOLA: You can enjoy warm and sunny weather without having to suffer through the South’s scorching heat and humidity. On top of the pleasant fall weather, it’s the perfect city to travel to during spooky season. Embrace the opportunity to go on one of New Orlean’s many ghost tours, or take the time to learn about voodoo while you’re in the Big Easy.Travel with HomeExchange
Fall is great, but summer (or at least the feeling of it) is so freeing. With a few of these destinations in your back pocket, you can relive those warm summer months that you miss so dearly. Make sure to use plenty of sunscreen and to bring your favorite pair of sunglasses while you’re out soaking in the sun!