The 21 best places to visit in November in USA

If you wish to plan a trip in November and you don’t even know where to begin, with all the incredible places to visit in November in USA, read what these great writers and travelers are sharing about their favorite place to travel in the USA.

From bustling cities to breathtaking natural landscapes, off-the-beaten-path trails, and lesser-known parks, from the beach to the mountains, these incredible destinations in the US offer a variety of options to help you plan for your November vacation.

Whether it is just a weekend getaway or a long trip, a family or friend retreat, or a romantic escape, and of course, if you are traveling solo, we have taken care of you all. Read on to find some of the best places to visit in November in USA.

Orange County – California

Huntington beach - Orange County California
Huntington Beach – Orange County California

Among the places to visit in November in USA, you should include Orange County, California. Its prime Southern California location guarantees a temperate climate all year round. From November through April, though you’ll have fewer crowds and milder weather, you’ll still be able to enjoy all of the best Orange County attractions. 

Orange County is filled with incredible nature and precious sceneries, from the picturesque coastlines dotted with mansions, palm-tree-lined private streets, sprawling mountains, and perfectly manicured suburbs and city centers alike. Located in Southern California, right between Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County is one of the most densely populated regions in the USA and one of the wealthiest.

While filled with natural wonders, Orange County also includes 34 different cities, including some incredibly famous cities like Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and Costa Mesa.

Thanks to this variety of places to visit, you’ll essentially never run out of things to do in Orange County

With fantastic weather, stunning beaches, beautiful nature, and a booming economy, Orange County is a popular destination for both tourists and its residents. Some may compare it to paradise. Orange County oozes wealth, opportunity, and beauty.

Savannah, Georgia

Kat Weiss Butler @ World Wide Honeymoon

Savannah georgia

Gorgeous fall foliage well beyond when most colors have passed up in the northern part of the country, fewer crowds, and pleasant temperatures all make November one of the best times of year to visit Savannah! 

Spending a weekend in Savannah is plenty of time to explore the ins and outs of this beautiful southern city. And in the fall, you’ll find the place much less crowded and the daytime temperatures at a reasonable 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

There is also a lot to do in Savannah during the month of November. If you’re a runner, then the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon happens the first weekend of the month. And if you visit toward the end of the month after Thanksgiving, you’ll start to see holiday lights and events around the city! 

Because the temperatures are so much more pleasant, and November is the driest month of the year to visit, you can really enjoy walking around the city and admiring its lovely squares from the famous Forsyth Park to the smaller places like Columbia Square.

Definitely take a food tour while you’re there to enjoy Savannah’s finest eats, and a ghost tour is a must, especially coming off of Halloween in November.

For spotting fall foliage, wandering around the city and even Bonaventure Cemetery are perfect to catch some vibrant colors! 

Getting to Savannah is easy thanks to the Savannah/Hilton Head airport nearby. Several carriers fly here including discount airlines. So if you find a fabulous airline deal here in November, definitely book it!

Lake Tahoe

by Meg Atteberry @ Fox in the Forest

lake Tahoe
Photo @ Meg

Boasting stunning mountain scenery and shimmering emerald-colored waters, Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in the United States to visit in November. Technically, Lake Tahoe is a mega-alpine lake situated high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, but in reality, Lake Tahoe is more of an experience where you’ll get to indulge in some of the best adventures the USA has to offer.

One of the things that make Lake Tahoe so special is that it offers a ton of things to do depending on the season. November just happens to be one of the best months to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe if you’re feeling up for a few days spent exploring beautiful hiking trails (don’t miss the Emerald Bay hike while here!), going on a scenic driving, and even try your hand at boating. All of it with fewer crowds around, of course!

The easiest way to get to Lake Tahoe is to fly into the Reno-Tahoe airport and drive the Mount Rose Highway up and over the mountains into the Tahoe Basin. The drive takes around an hour to get to the northern side of the lake, and it takes another 45 minutes to reach the southern end.

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Plymouth, America’s Hometown

by Amy Tull @ TravelingTulls

Plymouth town
Photo © Amy

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love gathering with family without the pressure of gift-giving. So it’s fitting that we’ve settled in Plymouth, home of the first Thanksgiving.

Just over 400 years ago the pilgrims came to Plymouth to establish the first European family settlement in the New World. The American tradition of Thanksgiving comes from the celebration these settlers shared with the Wampanoag community after a successful harvest.

Every year in November, Plymouth commemorates this history with a week of events. During our Hometown Celebration, usually the weekend before Thanksgiving, we have events on the waterfront including a parade that ranks second only to Macy’s as the biggest Thanksgiving parade in the US. And don’t miss our world-renowned living history village, Plimoth Patuxet, which is a must-see in November, and offers several Thanksgiving dinner options. Traditional foods in a remarkable setting!

Plymouth’s only an hour’s drive away from Boston, just off of Rt 3 South, and is also a destination on the commuter rail from Boston. Easy to get here and so many things to do once you’ve arrived. If the weather’s nice, take a walk on one of our beautiful beaches, cycle through the state forest, or enjoy shopping and lunch in town. We’d love to see you in America’s Hometown!

Ten Thousands islands – Florida

Paula @ Paula Pins the Planet

Crocodile swimming in a lagoon
Photo © Paula

The Ten Thousand Islands Wildlife Refuge is located inside the Everglades National Park in Florida, and it the second largest mangrove forest in the world forming fascinating labyrinths of water and islands with very rich wildlife, including some endangered species. 

November is the best time to visit because it is during the dry season. This is the time of year when the temperature and the humidity levels are lower, the mosquitoes are not around, and hurricane season has passed. The temperatures are very pleasant, ranging between max 78.4°F (25.8°C) and min 59.7°F (15.4°C). 

Another great reason to visit the Ten Thousand Islands during November is that it is the best time to see the local wildlife. This is the time that manatees migrate to the area, also the water levels drop during the dry season and a large number of animals congregate around the water holes, making the wildlife viewing an easy endeavor. For bird lovers, it is also the best time of the year, as many species migrate to South Florida to enjoy the warmth of this region. 

The  Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Southside of Highway 41, approximately 20 miles southeast of Naples-FL, and it is also a great option for a day trip from Miami

Salt Lake City in November

by Christina @

salt lake city aerial view
Photo © Christina

November is a great time to visit Salt Lake City. Yes, it’s cold, and you can be sure that there’ll be snow in the mountains, but on the other hand, this is the prime season at many of the attractions. Restaurants are buzzing with activity, and as long as you keep warm and eat well, all will be fine. Late November is the festive season and the time of year when theatres start ramping up Christmas shows such as A Christmas Story and Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas.

It’s also a great time to visit Salt Lake City for shopping as stores start to kick off their Christmas light displays and put out their window displays for that festive feel.

Early November is a great time to go hiking and mountain biking in the canyons. The city’s mountain backdrop with Mount Olympus and the towering Twin Peaks is simply stunning. Take a scenic drive to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to catch the last of the fall colors in early November.

Mid to late November usually brings the first snowfall depending on the year, and if you’re lucky, you could be hiking one week and skiing the next. The skiing and snowboarding season runs from November through to April, making Salt Lake City a ski city for several months of the year. Salt Lake City’s ski resorts are so close to the city you can almost see the slopes from Salt Lake City International Airport. There are 11 ski resorts within a one-hour drive from the airport

Phoenix, Arizona

Candice, CS Ginger 

Phoenix landscape

Phoenix is a great place to visit in November if you are looking to avoid the hot Arizona summers. In November, the temperatures start to drop with highs in the low 80s. This makes it a lot easier to enjoy all the fun things to do in Phoenix like the beautiful outdoor hiking trails and downtown area.  

If you are flying into Phoenix you will want to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix’s international airport. From the airport, the downtown area is about 10 minutes away. If you are staying in Scottsdale, it is about a 15-minute drive. The free PHX Sky Train runs regularly and connects the airport with the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station if you need public transportation.

With the cooler November temperatures, make sure to spend some time outside. The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a 125-acre preserve with walking trails, fishing, and wildlife viewing. If you are looking for more of a challenging hike, consider the Wind Cave Trail at Usery Mountain Park, the Treasure Loop Trail at Lost Dutchman State Park, or the Hieroglyphic Trail. 

In downtown, be sure to stroll the murals in the Roosevelt Row Arts District and grab a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor patios. For some shopping, head to Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fashion Square

Another noteworthy attraction around town is the Desert Botanical Garden, a great place to spend an afternoon.

Naples, Florida

by Lori Sorrentino @ Naples Florida Travel Guide

Sunset in Naples Florida

Naples, Florida is one of the best places to visit in November in the USA, and with major airlines operating at the Southwest Florida International Airport, it’s easy to get there too.

In November the rainy season has ended, and the weather begins to cool making for ideal mid-80 (F) temperatures.
Naples has great shopping, cultural activities, and unique sites to see, but the big draw here is its beaches. There is a different beach for every day of the week. At the beach, the sun is less intense, but the Gulf is still calm, warm, and perfect for swimming.

The sunset in Naples Florida is a daily celebration so whether on boat tours, sunset cruises, or just a stroll on the Naples Pier is a great way to see it.

For nature lovers, November is a great time to see wading birds, ospreys, and other seasonal birds.
When it comes to good food, Naples has over 700 restaurants, many specializing in fresh Gulf seafood. For a casual dining spot, Celebration Park is an excellent food truck park with delicious food options, a lively atmosphere, and an open bar right on the water.

Whether you want a romantic getaway or a fun family beach vacation, Naples, Florida offers so much and November is the perfect time to enjoy it all.

Carmel by the Sea, California

carmel beach and homes

If you are planning an itinerary around California, November is a great month to visit and Camel by the Sea should definitely be included in your California bucket list.

Carmel’s proximity to some of the most famous places in California, like San Francisco and Big Sur, makes it one of the best parts to visit in California. With world-famous golf, art festivals, celebrity residents, access to great hiking trails, and even better beaches, Carmel-by-the-sea is a special place that will make you fall in love.

With temperate weather year-round, pristine white-sand beaches, a pretty architecture, and spectacular views of its rugged coasline, Carmel is a sight to behold. While this tiny town is only one square mile long, there are still a plethora of things to do in Carmel by the Sea, one of the most incredible places to visit in California.

This upscale beach town is considered an artists city, boasting almost 100 art galleries and bursting with culture, and gastronomic delights galore. A favorite hideaway for celebrities, and home to some of the best nature in the world, Carmel attracts tourists from all over.

Whether you’re looking for a beach getaway, an adventure in nature, a foodie’s trip, or a couples weekend, a trip to Carmel-by-the-sea and the nearby Monterey will not disappoint. 

Sanibel Island, Florida

by Lori Sorrentino @ Travlinmad

sanibel island beach florida

With miles of beautiful beaches, Sanibel Island is one of the best places in the US to visit in November. There’s really nowhere else like Sanibel which boasts some of the best shelling beaches in Florida and a pristine and protected natural environment.

November in southwest Florida is the dry season when humidity is low and temperatures are moderate, but the Gulf is still warm and calm. This is also when the island can get a bit crowded.

One of the most popular ways to see Sanibel is to rent a bike and peddle from one end of the island to the other. Stop along the way at the Shell Museum with lots of interactive displays that kids will love.

You can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the water with several cruise operators offering boat tours around the island. Dolphins and manatees almost always make an appearance. Or rent a kayak or canoe and paddle through mangrove tunnels at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

When it’s time to get out of the sun Sanibel has both casual eateries and high-end restaurants, many of which offer perfect views of the setting sun.

But at least one night, catch the sunset at the Sanibel Lighthouse for some of the best photo ops of your vacation!

Fort Lauderdale

by Daniel James @ Layer Culture


When looking for places to visit in November in the US, Fort Lauderdale in Florida makes a great option if you are looking to escape the much cooler winter temperatures found in many other states. With Fort Lauderdale having its own airport it makes it easy to arrive downtown and many of the budget airlines such as Spirit Airlines fly there, so you can visit for a weekend trip without breaking the bank.

One thing I liked about Fort Lauderdale was the fact that you can find the same white sands as you’d see in Miami but with much fewer crowds in places. Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Boardwalk area is an ideal place to stay as you can find many amenities such as quality restaurants, hotels, and even bike rental services, so you can choose to cycle to more secluded spots on the beach if you desire.

In general, the beach area is safe during the day but you may want to secure your belongings with a trusty beach locking bag if you intend to leave your beach gear on the sand as you go into the sea. For art lovers, there is the NSU Art Museum which is situated just 25 minutes away from the beach where you can a ceramic collection by the late Pablo Picasso.

If you are traveling with the family you’ll even find entertainment for the kids too. For those looking for an affordable escape with close proximity to the beach Fort Lauderdale makes an excellent choice.

Columbia River Gorge in Washington/Oregon

by Adria Saracino @ The Emerald Palate

columbia gorge leafy trail

Vibrant falls colors make the Columbia River Gorge one of the best places to visit in November in the USA. It’s only an hour east of Portland and 4 hours south of Seattle without any mountains to drive through, so it’s not blocked by early snowfall like other areas in the Pacific Northwest.  

What makes the Columbia River Gorge beautiful is the 90-mile stretch of canyons separating Washington and Oregon state. You’ll find cliffs ranging from 0 – 4,000 feet above the raging Columbia River below. 

This terrain makes hiking one of the best things to do in Columbia River Gorge if you want breathtaking views of golden yellow, orange, and red foliage dotting the rocks. Some of the most popular hikes for fall foliage include Cape Horn Loop, the Klickitat Trail, and Catherine Creek Trail. Cape Horn is a moderate/difficult hike, but both Klickitat and Catherine Creek provide gorgeous landscapes on flat trails. They have a big payoff for little effort!

The fertile soil makes the Columbia River Gorge a great place for wine, and there’s a large microbrew scene in nearby Hood River, Oregon. So there are plenty of spots to enjoy a drink after a long day’s hike.

Wisconsin Dell  

Paulina @ Paulina on the road

Wisconsin Dell

Wisconsin Dells is one of the best places to visit in November in the USA especially because the whole city gets covered in colors of fall and it looks magical. 

Wisconsin Dells is a tourist town situated in southern Wisconsin State. It is also known as “The Waterpark Capital Of The World”. The city offers lots of activities for families and children, but not only. If you are looking for a family vacation, Wisconsin Dells is a perfect choice. Don’t miss the Country Bumpkin Farm Market which s a great place to bring the little ones this fall. Especially since the corn maze only costs $3/person! Follow your way through the maze while answering trivia clues on how to escape.

Outdoorsy will find great Hiking in Wisconsin Dells is another great activity available in November. Colorful leaves and scenic hiking trails will make this trip truly unforgettable. Besides hiking under ushering fall colors and refreshing breezes, enjoy shopping, horseback riding, boat rides, fishing, Pumpkin Patch festival, wine tours and tasting. Another great activity in fall is the Mr. Marvel’s Ghost Haunting Tour which starts after dark with a brief history of the Wondertorium. The tour departs as a walk through Downtown Wisconsin Dells with your guide armed with ghost-hunting equipment. 

The city also boasts popular coffee and shopping outlets, casino, indoor waterparks among others. You can enjoy a long stay here at one of the best hotels like Glacier Canyon Waterpark Resort and explore all the adventurous activities in the city. 

Zion National Park in November 

Agnes @ The Van Escape

river in zion national park

Zion National Park in November is a great choice for a trip. Late Fall is beautiful in Utah. From October to the end of November, Zion sparkles with golden, rusty, and brown leaves. They blend beautifully against the orange rocks of Zion. 

But more importantly, the weather is perfect for hiking. There is no heat, and the long routes are not so tiring. The day is shorter, but starting the hike early in the morning, you have time to come back from the trail before sunset. The average temperature for Zion Canyon in November is a high of 63,5 and a low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In November, there is an average of 4-5 rainy days. So, it’s important to wear layers, and it is worth packing something warmer if it gets cold.

And the most important argument for visiting Zion in November is the lack of people. There are much fewer tourists so that you can enjoy the beauty of nature. This park is one of the most popular parks in the USA, from May to the end of September crowds visit it. There are many people on the trails. There are queues for shuttle buses, lines on hiking trails, crowds in restaurants in Springdale. In November, the prices of hotels in Springdale, which is the best place to stay while visiting Zion, are much more affordable.  Therefore, visiting the park in the off-season is a great solution for a budget trip.

The famous Angels Landing trail is much more pleasant and, above all, safer when there is no line of tourists on a steep climb, on the chains. 

Importantly, the water level in the Virgin River is much lower in November, which allows you to safely walk along with the riverbed on the famous Narrows trail or the Subway hike. The water is cooler, but you can rent neoprene boots and pants so that you can move comfortably in the water. The water current is also calmer. It flows sluggishly; therefore, the hike will be safer. Nevertheless, before going on this water trail, you should check the current weather forecast. In case of rainfall, you should not go on the trail.

A visit to Zion National Park in November will be a breathtaking adventure.

Exploring Arizona’s National Park Gem – Petrified Forest National Park

Jessica Schmit @ Uprooted Traveler

petrified forest national park a man stending in the middle

Tucked a bit away in the Northeastern part of Arizona away from the state’s most famous spots, like the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park is a not-to-be-missed destination.

You have several choices of how to get here: you can fly into either Flagstaff Pulliam (a 1 hour and 48-minute drive), Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (a 3 hour and 23-minute drive), or Albuquerque Airport (a 3 hour and 26-minute drive). Alternatively, you can take an epic road trip along the beloved historic Route 66- in fact, it’s the only national park to preserve a section of the iconic road.

While it may not have as wildly dramatic scenery as some other national parks, the landscape is still breathtaking, with colorful badlands, desert landscapes that stretch to the horizon, and literal forests of petrified wood that are millions of years old. November is a wonderful time to visit the park- the crowds of the summer have thinned, the relentless heat from the Arizona sun has cooled, and the sky is usually clear.

One of the best things about Petrified Forest is that you can explore the vast majority of the park in a day via flat and easy hikes. Blue Mesa Trail is inarguably one of the coolest hikes in the park, taking you below the rim of a mesa as hills of blue badlands soar overhead.

After you’re done exploring that area of the park, head to the Painted Desert Rim Trail, where you’ll walk along the rim of a mesa, with panoramic views down into the scarlet-hued badlands and barren desert landscapes (aptly named the Painted Desert), stretching on as far as the eye can see.

For the geology or history buffs out there, the Crystal Forest trail is not to be missed, where thousands of brightly colored petrified logs are scattered across the park’s rolling hills. Whether you want to check an iconic road trip off your bucket list or have some hands-on experiences with prehistoric geology, Petrified Forest is a wonderful place to explore in November.

Visit NYC in November

by Victoria @ Guide your travel

empire state building

November is the perfect month to visit New York City. Especially early in the month, you’ll still get to enjoy mild temperatures before it gets really cold. You won’t encounter too many other tourists in New York in November although a city like this is always crowded of course.

It’s also just before Christmas time which is incredibly busy in the city so you’ll still be able to find a few quiet spots. With fantastic seasonal events and festivals to choose from this is a great time to get to know the city.

Head to the New York Comedy Festival or watch the New York Marathon which takes place during this time of the month. You should also see the Thanksgiving Parade which is more than a spectacle.

Central Park is also especially beautiful during this time of the year, dressed in fall colors, which makes it a perfect spot for Instagram-worthy photos. Rent a bike and enjoy a ride around the park if the weather is nice.

Or head to one of New York’s many museums on a colder day. You might even be in New York during Black Friday which is the perfect opportunity to go on a shopping spree. New York City has pretty much every shop imaginable so you’ll find just about anything you need here.

Check out this NYC packing list to make sure you bring the essentials with you.

Maui, Hawaii

by Theresa @ Fueled by Wanderlust

waterfall in Maui- Hawaii
Photo © Theresa

Maui is beautiful year-round, and November is no exception.  Temperatures range in the low to mid 80’s, which is the perfect beach weather.  Maui does tend to have a little more rain in November than in the dry summer season, but it’s typically an occasional fleeting shower.

As November is the shoulder season in Maui, traveling during this month avoids the inflated airfare and lodging prices of the high season.  This time of year also draws fewer crowds than the winter and summer high seasons.

Fewer people on Maui means activities like the Road to Hana are much more pleasant.  Navigating these narrow roads with hairpin curves can be stressful, but the experience is much more enjoyable in lighter traffic.

Plus, you won’t be riding bumper to bumper with other tourists.  Rather, you can take in the gorgeous waterfalls and beaches among all the many other amazing things to do in Maui, with fewer people around.

Most tourists arrive in Maui by flying into Kahului Airport (OGG).  You can grab your rental car right at the airport.  Most popular lodging, restaurants, and sights can be easily reached via car on Maui’s well-maintained highways.

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San Diego, California

by Nikki @ She Saves She Travels 

San Diego La jolla beach

If you’re looking for the best place to visit in November in the USA, then San Diego, California has got to be on your list! With nearly perfect weather year-round, this southern California city is the perfect escape in the fall.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway to San Diego or plan to spend a bit more time there, you’ll find plenty of things to do in November. The water in the Pacific Ocean is a bit too cold for most to enjoy, although with a wetsuit it’s more tolerable!

For couples, solos, and families, a popular spot in the area is La Jolla. Watch the sea lions sunbathing on the shore, check out the entertaining street performers, or grab some gelato with a view. La Jolla does not disappoint!

If Mexican food or culture aligns better with your interest, be sure to visit Old Town San Diego. It’s the birthplace of California and offers free museums, entertainment, and more Mexican food than you could ever eat!

Other attractions perfect for a visit in November include the USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and Coronado Beach. And bonus – with fewer tourists visiting San Diego in November, you’ll get fewer crowds! It’s the perfect getaway!

If you are looking for more places to escape the winter blues, this post on the 30 best warm destinations to visit in December will definitely help you.

Napa Valley, California

Dhara @ Roadtripping California

vineyard in California - best things to do in November in USA
Photo © Dhara

Napa Valley is a great place to visit any time of year, whether you enjoy wine or not. But November is an especially wonderful time to visit because fall arrives with its spectacular picture-worthy colors.

If you visit Napa Valley in November, you will see not only the vineyards, but also trees ablaze in all shades of fall colors: yellow, orange, and red. Driving through the valley to view the colors is a must. 

You can also go hiking in the countryside and area parks, to see more fall foliage and to enjoy the crisp but nice weather. Nearby Sonoma Valley also makes for a pleasant wander. 

November also marks the start of Cabernet season in Napa Valley, so if you are an oenophile, you will enjoy the offerings of the wineries in different areas. These wines go especially well with the hearty foods of late fall and winter. 

Napa Valley towns also dress up for the holidays starting in mid-November, a good time to go shopping! Also, while the food in Napa Valley is amazing year-round, many area restaurants offer special menus for Thanksgiving. So bring your appetite when you visit the region in November. 

Newport – Rhode Island

by Pamela @ The Directionally Challenged Traveler

Newport Rhode Island
Photo @ Pamela

Fall is one of the best times to visit Newport, Rhode Island. The town of Newport is located on Aquidneck Island and is surrounded by beautiful beaches and breathtaking cliffs. You can still enjoy outdoor activities without the crowds during November.

The Cliff Walk is one of the best places to see the history of the area. The 3.5-mile walk (which you can do parts of or the entire thing), is one of the best things to do in Newport. You’ll pass sea cliffs, beaches, and the famous Newport mansions. The history and architecture of the mansions are famous. 

November is a great time to visit because of the special events taking place. Whether you want to enjoy the mouth-watering food during Restaurant week at the beginning of the month, enjoy Christmas decorations at The Breakers and other mansions, or cheer for your favorite decorated boat during the annual Newport Harbor Boat Parade.

If you’re looking for more history or places to stay warm – the Audobain Museum and Naval War College Museum are filled with interesting items from Newport’s history. Your New England vacation wouldn’t be complete without some seafood. At the Lobster Shack, you can find fresh seafood. You can stay at the Marriott Newport if you want to stay in the heart of Newport. The hotel is within walking distance of the Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen Wharf – two great places to go shopping and boat spotting! 

San Francisco

Zoe Elliott @ Together In Transit  

San Francisco
Photo © Zoe

One lively fun place you should not miss out exploring during November in the USA is San Francisco. The beautiful destination is a must for all, even with the average temperatures. The city is easy to get to, with all major airlines flying to the international airport, else it’s great to visit during a road trip.  Among the amazing things to do in San Francisco in November, a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge (with the viewpoint on the northern side) is a must, cycling along the boulevard, and a windy walk at the Sutro Baths beach area.

For those who love history, a must-see is Alcatraz Island to discover what it was like for those who were once prisoned here.  

Traveling to the city with a strong passion for food and drink? Find your way exploring at Fishermans Wharf, a place with many local restaurants selling local produce. Else to head into the city where there are numerous restaurants and bars where there is a choice of everything you can ever think of. 

Lastly to make sure to stay practical, since San Francisco is perfect to visit in November, keep in mind this is also still a popular period for travelers to visit. So plan things in advance like buying tickets, book restaurants and research any museums you may enjoy too for any rainy days. 


By Lavinia @ Continent Hop

Wynwood Walls
Wynwood Walls Murals- Miami

By November, hurricane season is done in Miami, and tourist season is just about to begin. However, it isn’t too crowded as it is in December, and prices are still budget-friendly, making it one of the best destinations to visit in November in the USA. 

Getting to Miami isn’t too complicated as most destinations have flights from major cities directly to Miami International Airport. Many people opt to stay at SoBo, i.e. South Beach, as this is where most of the hotels and resorts are located, and the beach is a quick walk away. South beach is about forty minutes away and can be reached by cab, and even public transport!

It would be best if you opted to spend at least two days in Miami as other than relaxing at the beach and taking a walk by the sea, there’s a lot of things one can do here. There’s kiteboarding, snorkeling, and even day trips you could take to Key West.

Little Havana and the Art Deco district deserve at least half a day each as here you’ll find lots of culture, local foodie joints, and buildings in the MiMo (Miami) architectural style and Mediterannean revival style. 

Wynwood Walls is a must-visit as here you’ll find colorful murals that keep changing every few months, and the lunch at any of the nearby cafes is quite tasty!

Big Island, Hawaii

Aram @ Next is Hawaii

Big Island waterfall Hawaii

One of the best places to visit in November in the US is the Big Island of Hawaii.  While the mainland is struggling to embrace the impending winter, the Big Island offers a tropical atmosphere with plenty to do!

A perk of visiting the Big Island is that it receives less rain than other islands during November. The rainy season is approaching the other islands, but Hawai’i actually receives some of the lowest amounts of rain all year during the month. In addition, the month marks the end of the Pacific hurricane season. November is the slow season for tourism in Hawaii and prices are significantly cheaper (just avoid traveling during Thanksgiving). You will find some of the cheapest rates of the year for hotels and flights to the island. Most November tourism actually takes place on Oahu, with the Big Island receiving less than 200,000 visitors during the month.

Some of the most popular things to do on the Big Island during November are the Big Island Farm Fair in Kona, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, and the Moku O Keawe Kapa Festival. In addition, you will notice far fewer visitors on golf courses, national parks, and the beaches near Kona and beyond. This makes the Big Island a fantastic place to visit in November!

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