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California Fall Getaways

5 Great Places to Go in California in Autumn


Some places in California are great any time, but these are especially nice to visit during Fall: September, October and November.

San Francisco

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San FranciscoThe tourists go away at the end of summer and so does the fog, leading to the prettiest days of the year, with clear skies and smaller crowds.

Scenic Highway 395

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Scenic Highway 395Aspens growing on the mountainside turn golden in fall, creating California's most beautiful fall foliage views.


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JulianIn the 19th Century, everyone rushed to Julian looking for the shiny mineral found in the ground, but nowadays the rush is for the apples that ripen in the fall.

Lake Tahoe

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Lake TahoeBetween busy summer and winter, Tahoe quiets down and the days are clear and crisp.

Hearst Castle

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Hearst CastleSpecial evening tours held this time of year are the best way to see the Castle.

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