Best September Vacations

With the thought of summer coming to an end and the holiday season quickly approaching, it's wise to spend time looking for the best September vacations that will be both relaxing and amazing.

Best September Vacations


Some of the best September vacations are located in the northeastern United States. With summer drawing to a close and crisp, autumn air moving in, the foliage begins to turn and soon the blaze of fall's brilliant grandeur is displayed. Consider Vermont for viewing fall's radiance and find so much more. Take a wagon ride through scenic back-country to view nature's color show with Oberlander's Draft Horse Sleigh and Wagon Rides. Clip-clop through Vermont's unspoiled beauty and enjoy the calm disposition and easy-going nature of the draft horses. Every Saturday in September the Vermont Craft Fair at Billing's Farm in Woodstock is in full swing. View wool crafts, pottery, basket making and chair caning up close. A sweeter part of Vermont is found at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Burlington. Free, guided tours commence every half hour where tourists can view the ice cream making process and even indulge in samples in the FlavoRoom.


Another great northeastern vacation destination is Maine. Spectacular fall colors can be seen on scenic drives where signs beckon travelers into antique and book stores, flea markets and greasy spoons. In Ongunquit the Capriccio Celebration of the Arts is a sight to behold. The town-wide festival celebrating poetry, art, music, ballet, live theatre and design is sure to entertain. Take an overnight adventure on Wendameer, a schooner built in 1812, where visitors can assist sailing or relax and enjoy the breath-taking coastal scenery of Maine's Casco Bay.

Best September Vacation

San Juan Islands

Across the nation, another one of America's best September vacations is found: The San Juan Islands, a nature lover's delight. Tall, majestic forests dominate the landscape surrounded by shimmering ocean water where orca pods can be seen frequently. Visit Field Harbor and stroll through the gift shops, galleries and diverse choices of cafes and restaurants. Before setting out on a whale-watching adventure, visit the Whale Museum, where models, skeletons and information about local pods prepare sightseers for what's to come. Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours offer several tours where a tourist can see orca, bald eagles, porpoises, seals, sea birds and sea lions in an intimate setting. Each and every tour is unique and has different results.


Caracao is home to some of the best September vacation opportunities to be found. Warm, sunny days dominate the climate and there is little threat of tropical weather. Curacao's plethora of small, secluded beaches are perfect for travelers longing for peace and quiet. Hike over volcanic rocks to Boca Table, where the sea has carved limestone caves, or take a cruise with Bounty Sailing and Snorkeling Cruises, and sail over brilliant, blue water, swoop and dive from a rope swing and enjoy a bar-be-que buffet.


Fiji is a perfect place to experience one of the best September vacations of a lifetime. Sun, sand, beaches and rain forest all add to the quiet, secluded atmosphere found here. Visit Turtle Island and lounge in luxurious, private suites with personal servants to tend every need. Scuba dive, go deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking, or kayaking to see the rugged, mountain terrain. Experience Zip Fiji and sail through the canopy past birds, frogs, butterflies, and exotic flowers while flying above the forest floor along a series of zip lines. Sore muscles from all the activities can be refreshed at Sabeto Hot Spring and Mud Baths, where locals believe healing takes place in the cool, warm or hot pools.

Searching out the best September vacations is the easy part, now make a choice and go!