Posted on September 7, 2023
Autumn’s crisp air and bright colors inspire many travelers to embrace the outdoors. Cooler weather makes it an ideal time to take a hike or road trip to admire fall foliage. With kids back in school, taking a fall weekend getaway is the perfect treat.
Getting outside is one of the cheapest forms of entertainment. Take a quiet walk up the wooded Lincoln Boyhood Trail. Visit the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. And check out the Cabin Site Memorial during a self-guided walking tour. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial offers a glimpse into the young pioneer life of our 16th president.
Lay down a blanket and unpack the basket of goodies. There’s nothing more whimsical and wonderful than a picnic on a perfect-weather day. If you don’t feel like crafting a full charcuterie board with an array of cheeses, meats, and crackers, pick up some fried chicken from the local grocery store, Holiday Foods. Or, stop by a local winery or brewery and choose from an assortment of local cheese, meats, and wine. Don’t forget to bring a good book.
The best part of a vacation is the discoveries you make a long the way. And you'll find plenty of hidden gems to explore throughout the area. Incredible scenery awaits at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and other unique spots.
There are lots of reasons to go fishing in the fall. The colors are spectacular and the crowds are fewer. Spend a couple of hours or the entire day relaxing. Grab a fishing rod and head to Lake Lincoln inside Lincoln State Park.
This area's cottages and cabins offers tons of great amenities. And during the fall, their outdoor firepits are a family favorite. After a day of visiting the sites, gather your crew around the fire to enjoy a little family time—and enjoy a few s'mores!
The fall season offers an unlimited selection of vacation options. Discover the fall-tastic fun events happening when you visit. Book your stay at any of these accommodations for a relaxing fall getaway!