This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.
It's almost autumn, and if you didn't join the summer rush back to traveling, it's time to think about September when things calm down a bit. Crisp temperatures, fall colors, and fresh mountain air make Stowe, Vermont and Jackson Hole, Wyoming perfect destinations where you can enjoy the scenery, hiking, and their annual art festivals. In Niagara Falls, you can sip local wines, pick apples, and sample peach pie.
Beach weather continues in the San Diego area, and in Carmel, the weather is perfect for strolling through town or along the shore. Country music fans will want to check out Bristol, Virginia for the return of their annual festival, and Las Vegas is back with new hotels, shows, and restaurants.
Travelers ready to go further afield will find pleasant weather in Bora Bora and ideal conditions in Botswana. If Europe beckons, Italy is the place to start, with something for everyone, from art and history to wine and food. As summer winds down and the world opens, the time is right for a getaway, whether somewhere nearby or far away.