The 5 Best Destinations to Travel in November

November is a great time to travel. With cooling weather in most places and a nice pre-holiday season calm, it’s one of my favorite times to plan a trip. Not to mention it’s my birthday month, so I’m always looking for the best places for a weekend getaway during this time of year! So whether you’re looking for fall foliage, or a sunny escape from the cold, I’ve got you covered with the best destinations to travel in November!

Los Cabos, Mexico

If you guys know me by now, you know my undying love for Mexico. With incredible resorts, the best food ( and margaritas ) in the world, and the beautiful beaches, and colorful culture, there’s nowhere quite like Mexico for a getaway any time of year.

Los Cabos is an easy 3 hour flight from the west coast of the US, and is one of my very favorite spots in all of Mexico. Los Cabos has always been known for its chic hotels and booming vacation scene, but in the past year, Los Cabos has taken things up a big notch, welcoming EVEN more luxury resorts like the new Four Seasons, and the Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Los Cabos has seemingly overnight transitioned in a chic metamorphosis from spring break party town to seven-star romantic getaway honeymoon destination, and I am HERE FOR IT. 

What is November like in Cabo?

Whale-watching season in Cabo means November is one of the absolute best times to go! The weather in Cabo in November is great – it marks the end of hurricane season, and any passing showers will usually be short-lived. You can expect warm, sunny temperatures in the 80s. 

Is Mexico open right now due to COVID-19?

Mexico is open to tourists from the U.S., as long as you travel by air (the land border is still closed to tourism). 

Where should I stay in Cabo?

If you have a big group, check out my best airbnbs in Cabo for a group post. 

If a luxe resort is more your vibe, check out Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, and The Cape – A Thompson Hotel, Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, or the ultra-secluded Four Seasons Los Cabos up the coast.

Asheville, North Carolina

With gorgeous fall foliage, scenic drives and hikes, craft breweries, and a ton of small-town southern charm, Asheville is an amazing destination in November, or anytime in Fall. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville’s fall colors are second-to-none, and its quirky, outdoorsy, creative culture makes this laid-back mountain town one of the best travel destinations in the South. 

What is November like in Asheville?

Cooling temperatures make it a cozy getaway, and the main attraction this time of year is the foliage. Peak season varies depending on elevation, but you’ll see the brightest colors between the first of October and early November.

Where should I stay in Asheville?

Biltmore Village Inn for a chic B&B. Or in an airbnb!

Palm Springs, California

With chic poolside retro-California vibes, hot desert sunshine year round, and some of the best shopping and dining found anywhere, California’s Palm Springs is the perfect fall or winter destination. 

Where to stay in Palm Springs:

Parker Palm Springs is my choice, anytime. Or if I’m traveling with a group to Palm Springs, an airbnb like these ones!

Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii, with its golden-sand beaches, swimming, snorkeling, golfing, and gorgeous weather, is a perfect fall getaway. 

What is November like in Maui?

November is in a sweet shoulder season spot in Maui where the crowds of summertime families and honeymooners are long gone, and the snowbirds haven’t shown up yet. November in Maui is the quietest month, and thus most affordable time to visit for tourists! Weather-wise, it’s mostly beautiful, with temperatures in the mid-70s. At the end of the month, there may be some rain, but it’s usually brief, and makes for some epic sunsets.

Where should I stay in Maui?

Four Seasons Maui for the ultimate luxury in Wailea, or the Wailea Beach Resort for an ideal location on the dry side of the island, less expensive than the FS.

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is stunning during the fall, when the weather in Sedona is mild and enjoyable, and there are considerably fewer people out on the hiking trails.

What is November like in Sedona?

The views in Sedona any time of year will take your breath away, and you’ll find the best deals, and some of the best weather, in November! 


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