Situated on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, the waterfront city of Gulf Shores is buzzing with beachgoers throughout the summer. But the winter draws fewer crowds and daily high temps hover in the mild 60s, making it the perfect time to visit.
We know, the Hudson River Valley in the fall. Groundbreaking. But when the temperature dips there’s good reason the bucolic region gets so much attention. The sweeping views of fiery fall foliage, family-run orchards, and farm-to-table restaurants all add up to the perfect excuse to pack up you knitwear and head north. Plan an impromptu road trip to take it all in — from apple picking to antique shopping, we mapped out the perfect weekend in Hudson, New York.
The winters in Montreal, Québec’s largest city located just about an hour’s drive from the U.S. border, are some of the coldest in North America. And while residents certainly know how to navigate the freeze (see: the collective Canadian coat game), when temps start to rise, the city really comes alive.