State-by-State Guide to the Best Fall Color
Plan your next road trip around the South's most spectacular fall foliage.
Don’t let the hot summers mislead you: the South has some of the most beautiful autumn leaves in the entire country. When the weather cools and the air crisps, the Southern horizon lines are painted in gold, crimson, fuchsia, and burnt orange. In almost every Southern state, there's gorgeous fall foliage near you. Throw on some cozy layers, pack a cooler of spicy pumpkin beer, and plan a day trip to one of the best places to see fall leaves in the South. We’ve spotted a range of locations near you that are bursting with golden tones. Take a drive up to the Blue Ridge Mountains, which grace the East Coast with one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful scenic parkways. Ride along the Natchez Parkway from Mississippi to Tennessee, and see the changing leaves of a truly Southern season. In Arkansas and Missouri, the sprawling Ozarks are home to brilliant fall scenery and tons of recreational activities. In Greenville, South Carolina, fall colors appear right in the middle of the city’s popular downtown park. From Alabama to Virginia, we’ve found the best places for you to experience a brilliant autumn.