New England is famous for its spectacular autumnal foliage, so make Boston with its leafy city parks your home base for a fall getaway. Time your visit to this year’s Boston Marathon in October, or take leaf-peeping road trips up the coast of New England.
Getting There: Find roundtrip airfare from major hubs to Boston in the $100-$300 range, according to Skyscanner.
Where to Stay: One of Boston’s affordable hotels is YOTEL Boston, centrally located near the Financial District and Seaport District and known for its hip decor and tiny rooms. Overnight stays start at $166, with most nights around $250.
Things to Do: Iconic activities in Boston include lots of walking — from meandering along the Freedom Trail Foundation’s 2.5-mile trail past 16 historical sites or a stroll along the 40-plus-mile Harborwalk. Reward yourself for those calories burned with a free tour at the Sam Adams Brewery and Tap Room or a trip to one of the North End’s many Italian restaurants.