While traveling with your entire family can be stressful, it’s also a great way to get to know each other better, spend quality time together, and create memories that will last a lifetime. For many families, the most common time to take a trip is around the holidays. Luckily for us, there are quite a few holidays that fall during the autumn season, which can be a great time to get out of your normal routine and see some of the beauty that can be found throughout the country. To help you pick a short trip that your family will enjoy, here are three fun autumn trips you can take with your family.
Visit An Apple Orchard
Depending on where you live, you may be able to find an apple orchard relatively close to your home. In the fall, the apples are ready to be picked and eaten for a nice, festive treat. And if you have kids, getting outside in the crisp air and picking your own fruit can be a great learning experience. According to Emily Sadler, a contributor to Today’s Parent, there are plenty of great apple orchards across North America that you can visit. And not only will this be a great way to take your family on a short trip, you’ll also come home with some great souvenirs that you can eat on your way back.
Go To A Sunflower Farm
One place your family will love to visit is a sunflower farm that’s in full bloom. According to Jessica Mattern, a contributor to Women’s Day, the fall is sunflower season. And depending on the size of the sunflower farm you’re able to find near your home, your kids could have hours of fun exploring through these tall, beautiful plants. In addition to sunflowers being a beautiful sight to behold, you can also leave the sunflower farm with a sack of delicious sunflower seeds to snack on while your family drives back home after your adventure.
Take In the Fall Foliage
If you live in an area where there aren’t a lot of leaves to see changing their colors, you may want to take your family on a little tour of the fall foliage that’s a bit outside the area in which you live. According to Rebecca Shinners, a contributor to Country Living, there are tons of small towns across the country that have beautiful fall colors for your family to see. So strap the kids in the car, get a few cups of hot cocoa, some snacks for the road, and enjoy taking a short car trip to see the wonders of nature during autumn.
If you’re looking for a small autumn trip you can take with your family, consider doing one of the above mentioned activities together.