Nothing will make you forget all about summer like the crunch of leaves under your feet as you take in some of the finest displays of color nature has to offer. From the urban gardens of Chicago to the peaks of the Smoky Mountains, we’ve picked 17 of our favorite places to see fall color with the family. Click through the slideshow below to “leave” your cares behind and start planning your next autumnal adventure.

Fort Tyron Park—Manhattan, NY

Of course nothing compares to Central Park for fall color in the heart of the city, but Fort Tyron Park gives it a run for its money. It’s one of the highest points in all of Manhattan, which means you’ll get impressive views of the Hudson River and Palisades Park. As an added bonus, there are two playgrounds here so you can swing into the season! Want our other favorite NYC spots for color? Click here.


photo: Erica Schoonmaker via flickr


What’s your favorite spot to see fall colors? Tell us in a comment below!

—Amber Guetebier

featured photo: Annie Spratt via Unsplash