Travel Trend Watch: Fall, Foliage, and Festivals

(Photos courtesy of Flickr members Jack W. Pearce, Christopher Harrison, and JMR Photography)

Fall is the perfect time to explore new cities and enjoy the changing scenery. Turning leaves, hot apple cider, sweater weather: We love it all. Here are our top suggestions for how to enjoy the crisp weather in some of our favorite locations:

Newport, RI— Just 20 minutes away from beautiful Newport, Escobar's Highland Farm in Portsmouth, RI as a fall activity for everyone. Hayrides and pumpkin patches make for perfect fall fun, and if you're feeling a little more adventurous, this year's Corn Maze features eight acres of twists and turns. Don't worry, they'll rescue you if need be.

Accommodations: Located in Newport's Historic District, the Pelham Court Hotel is perfect for your Newport stay. Explore the Tennis Hall of Fame or take a leisurely stroll along the Cliff Walk to spot beautiful mansions.


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1 Part Great View + 1 Part Great Bar = Our Favorite Rooftop Hotel Bars

(Photos courtesy of High Rooftop Lounge, blackbookmag.com, and michiganavemag.com)

As a follow-up to our "10 Cozy Hotel Bars for Winter," we've come up with a list of our spring/summer favorites. With temperatures rising, we're ready for a refreshing drink spiked with breathtaking panoramas. Check out these rooftop hotel bars serving drinks that could battle their views:

  • SummerSalt, Hotel Palomar, San Diego, CA—This rooftop pool and lounge combines the best of both worlds: skillfully crafted cocktails and a chic place to cool off. The bar is buzzing day and night, offering refuge from the heat during the day and a vibrant nightclub once the sun sets.
  • The Joule Poule, The Joule, Dallas, TX—The gem of this hotel is undoubtedly the roof Joule "Poule." The pool extends eight feet beyond the hotel's structure and is glass-fronted so the views are fabulous from any angle. After your dip, peruse the extensive menu full of creative cocktails. This outdoor oasis doubles as the perfect location for high-profile parties, fashion shows, and cocktail receptions.


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