November is here! Time to gear up for turkey trots, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and evening starting holiday gift shopping. But that’s not all that makes November special. Did you know that November is a great month for travel? Really! We’re not pulling your leg when we say that there are benefits to traveling at the end of the fall season since crowds at popular destinations are nonexistent and hotel rates are often at an all-time low. Take a look at the best places to visit in November if you need a getaway real soon.
As one of the most popular islands in Hawaii, Maui is usually covered with tourists. Luckily for us, November is the exception. Honeymooners are long gone and snowbirds haven’t arrived quite yet, making it a sweet travel spot at the tail end of fall. Hotel rates will be more affordable, you’ll have more room to rest + relax on many beautiful beaches, and you’ll love the brief + warm rain showers of winter. All in all, we highly recommend visiting Maui in November.
November is a great time to visit Los Angeles for many reasons! Daytime temps in the 70s, smaller crowds, less smog – the perfect conditions for hiking in Runyon Canyon Park, checking out the Hollywood sign or walk of fame, and even biking around Griffith Park. And if you’re really up for adventure, November is one of the best months for surfing at LA’s beaches, so pack your swimmer and get ready to catch some waves at Zuma Beach.
There’s a reason why the Maldives is always on our list of best places to travel. The weather here is consistently warm year-round and is even better during the dry season. November marks the end of the wet season, offering sunny days that are perfect for lounging beach side, windsurfing, and even jet skiing. AND November in the Maldives means increased water visibility, making it the best time for snorkeling and scuba diving. Trust us, now may be the time to book that tropical vacation!
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Joshua Tree National Park is found in California and can be HOT in the summer. For a more comfortable visit, with average highs in the 60s, plan a trip in November instead. Climbers of all skill levels can enjoy over 8,000 rocking climbing routes alongside numerous hiking trails. Joshua Tree is also a great place for stargazing, so be sure to stick around after the sun goes down.
The changing leaves and crisp weather of fall make a stroll around Philadelphia that much better! If you’re into historical attractions, check out Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell Center. Or if you want to relax and watch passersby, head over to Rittenhouse Square or Wissahickon Valley Park. Those lucky enough to visit during Thanksgiving can see or participate in the Philadelphia Marathon and the Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade (the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the USA)!
Calling all art lovers! November is the best time to experience Denver’s thriving art scene. Every November, the Mile High City celebrates Denver Arts Week – a celebration with hundreds of events at theaters, art galleries, and museums all week long! While the weather is a bit crisper with highs of 52, the low temperatures means lower hotel rates, giving you the perfect excuse to take that trip. Just make sure your hotel has a good pool + hot tub!
From tropical beaches to mountain escapes, November has a lot to offer for travel. Whether you’re looking to getaway before the busy holidays or hoping to enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving away from home, we hope you’ll consider these six great places! What other places do you recommend we visit in November? Be sure to drop them in the comments below.
Kortni + Team