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Need suggestions for Fall Getaway - Western U.S.

Old Aug 7th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Need suggestions for Fall Getaway - Western U.S.

We have some UAL vouchers that are about to expire, so are trying to plan a long-weekend fall getaway. I'm going back and forth between flying into a city where we wouldn't have to rent a car, or flying into some mountain resort area, where we would rent a car and see the sights. Requirements:

1. No more than a 2.5 hour direct flight from LAX.
2. No more than a 2 hour drive from airport to destination.
3. A place with some fall foliage would be a big bonus.
4. Not Las Vegas or Phoenix area, since we have been there recently.

Right now, we are thinking San Francisco, Tahoe or Park City, but I would love to get some Fodorite suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 10:25 AM
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Forgot to give the dates --this would be mid-late October.
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Old Aug 7th, 2008, 05:25 PM
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Taho is beautiful. Not much for folliage, especially after last years fires but nice beaches, a beatiful lake and depending on what you are into, there is also fishing and gambling.
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Park City is fabulous in the fall but colors peak at end of September to early October. I am going there myself at the end of September.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the replies. That's good to know about the foliage. If it has peaked in Park City by that time, then I imagine the Colorado resorts would be past peak as well?

I thought there was an old thread about western fall foliage, but I couldn't find it. Maybe it's time to start another.

Any other suggestions? Oregon? Idaho?
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Santa Fe/Taos
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Another vote for Santa Fe / Taos, especially if the aspens are "turning" as you head up to the Ski Basin...
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