Unbe-leaf-able Fall Getaways for Childfree Travelers

Are you ready for fall?

Because it’s here! And with the autumn season comes sweaters, colorful leaves, and back-to-school traffic.

Fortunately, as someone who’s childfree, you have a unique opportunity that parents don’t. Far from being anchored to school schedules, soccer practice, and other parental duties, you have more chances to be spontaneous and embark on a fall getaway.

And, in this article, we’re going to celebrate that freedom by shining a spotlight on destinations that cater to your desire for fall-themed adult-only getaways. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and tie your scarf tight because we’re going to walk you through all sorts of festive fall getaways.

American-Based Destinations

If you’re looking to explore America’s amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty, we have got some ideas for you! Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, the United States has it all! Here are some of our favorite destinations for the fall: 

Asheville, North Carolina

For people who love the rolling hills of Appalachia, Asheville is the perfect escape with its multiple bed and breakfasts nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This city is perfect for exploring the Biltmore Estate, going on hikes through lush forests, and immersing yourself in the local arts scene.

Big Sur, California

For a coastal retreat, consider booking a stay in a luxurious cliffside resort in Big Sur, California. This ruggedly beautiful region offers opportunities to hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, witness the splendor of McWay Falls, and gaze at the stars in the clear night sky. Spend big and stay at Post Ranch Inn for incredible views of the ocean. 

Napa Valley, California

Explore the renowned wine region, visit vineyards, and indulge in wine tasting without the huge summer crowds. Grab a ticket for the Napa Valley Wine Train for a 6-hour adventure that includes a 4-course wine country-inspired meal. After you’re done, consider going whale watching – fall’s the season of some whales’ migrations!

Key West, Florida

Experience the vibrant nightlife, water sports, and relaxed island atmosphere in this Florida Keys paradise. Chow down on a real key lime pie, wander through the Sea Turtle Conservatory, or simply chill on the beach. You’ll love the low crowds without summer tourists around!

Source: Sea Turtle Conservatory

Savannah, Georgia

Discover the historic charm of Savannah with its cobblestone streets, antebellum architecture, and romantic riverfront, and, if you make it down there in time for Halloween, be sure to take one (or more!) of the city’s many Savannah ghost tours!

Fire Island, New York

For those who enjoy an east-coast vacation vibe, Fire Island is for you. From its lighthouse to its beaches to its positive LGBTQ+ attitude, Fire Island has been a welcoming getaway for the Manhattan crowd for years and, once you experience its beauty and small town charm, you’ll get why.

Hawaii (Various Islands)

Choose an adults-only resort on one of Hawaii’s islands for a tropical paradise experience, complete with beaches, hiking, island cocktails, and cultural activities. To truly enjoy a childfree vacation, book your stay at Hotel Wailea — an adults-only luxury resort on Maui. It’s sure to bring the spirit of aloha into your life! 

Source: Hotel Weilea

Catskills, New York

The Catskills region is renowned for its stunning fall foliage, making it an ideal destination for leaf peepers. Rent a cozy cabin or stay at a charming bed and breakfast nestled in the mountains. Spend your days hiking along scenic trails, taking in the kaleidoscope of red, orange, and yellow leaves. Enjoy apple picking at local orchards, sip on warm cider, grab a hot cider donut, and visit quaint villages like Woodstock for artisanal shops and local cuisine.

Anywhere in Vermont

Vermont is a quintessential fall destination with a wealth of autumn-specific activities. Stay in a charming inn or cottage surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall foliage. Embark on scenic drives along the famous Vermont Route 100, stopping at quaint towns to sample maple syrup, cheese, and craft beer. Don’t miss out on hiking in the Green Mountains and, once you’re done, grab a pint of Ben & Jerry’s at the original factory!

Saugatuck, Michigan

Enjoy the serene atmosphere of this Lake Michigan coastal town, known for its art galleries and sandy beaches. Plus, the entire town has a LGBTQ-friendly vibe, which makes it a safe and welcoming place for partners of all walks of life!

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville has the perfect balance of cool autumn air and beauty in the fall. While you’re there, dive into the country music scene at the Ryman, wander the Honky Tonk Highway, take a tour at one of its famous chocolate factories, take a stroll at Percy Warner Park, or grab some authentic biscuits and gravy at the Loveless Cafe!

San Diego, California

Enjoy the mild year-round weather, beautiful beaches, and a plethora of cultural and dining experiences in San Diego. Check out the beaches, check out the cool trees in Balboa Park, or ride a coaster by the ocean at Belmont.

Portland, Oregon

Immerse yourself in the quirky attitude and craft beer scene of Portland. While you’re there, be sure to visit nearby natural wonders like Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge for views that can’t be beat!

Sedona, Arizona

Don’t care about the fall foliage? Then the desert may be your ticket. If you’re looking for a little rejuvenation with all the spa perks, Sedona is the place for you. Stay in a desert resort and spa surrounded by red rock formations or discover the area’s natural beauty with hikes through picturesque canyons, and indulge in wellness treatments to nourish your body and soul. 

While you’re there, why not take a road trip down to the Grand Canyon? If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even hike down into the majestic maze of rocks with a trusty guide. Just be sure to bring plenty of water – it’s hot out there!

International Destinations

While they require a little more planning and coordination with your workplace, international getaways often offer unique and enriching experiences. Grab your passport and check out some of our favor

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Hate the cold?

Well, we have good news: while everyone above the equator experiences fall and winter, our friends to the south of the equator are having summer!

And why not escape the cool autumn weather by heading to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia? Find your favorite luxurious island resort on the reef itself and enjoy warm, tropical temperatures. Snorkel or dive to explore the vibrant underwater world, relax on pristine beaches, and take part in marine conservation activities. In the evenings, savor some of the nation’s fresh seafood or grass-fed steak and watch breathtaking sunsets over the Coral Sea.

Ibiza, Spain

Experience the vibrant nightlife and breathtaking beaches of Ibiza by booking an adults-only beachfront hotel like Sol Beach House Ibiza. Enjoy beach parties, spanish tapas, and historic sites and cap off your day unwinding on the island’s beautiful Mediterranean shores.


If you are looking for an almost 100% childfree vacation, we recommend visiting Iceland in the shoulder season. On an 8-day trip, C.E. Miedler hardly came across any families (either tourists or locals). There were no children at any of the hotels or lodges she stayed at. The country is beautiful and the quiet atmosphere everywhere was the cherry on top.

CHYLDFREE: Unbe-leaf-able Fall Getaways for Childfree Travelers
Photo credit: C.E. Miedler

Santorini, Greece

Do you hear the call? Because Santorini is beckoning you with its iconic white-washed architecture and stunning caldera views. Opt for an adult-only boutique hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, and explore charming villages, relax on black sand beaches, and delight in traditional Greek cuisine.

While you’re there, book your jaw-dropping flying dress photoshoot for pics you will cherish forever!

CHYLDFREE,, Embrace Freedom and Fun: Flying Dress Photoshoots for Childfree Souls
Source: santorinidress

Machu Picchu, Peru

Embark on an exclusive guided tour to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and stay in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes. Explore the ancient Inca ruins, hike the breathtaking Inca Trail, and immerse yourself in the mystical energy of this historic site. It’s sure to spark your inner archaeologist!

Bali, Indonesia

Bali’s exotic beauty and serene atmosphere is sure to pull you in. Book a luxurious villa with a private pool in Ubud or Seminyak. Check out this site to start your reseach. While you’re there, indulge in Balinese spa treatments, visit ancient temples, and unwind on the island’s pristine beaches.

Provence, France

If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, Provence is an excellent choice. Escape to the idyllic countryside of Provence by renting a villa surrounded by fragrant lavender fields and vineyards. Immerse yourself in the region’s local and delicious foods and explore charming villages steeped in history.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam offers a mix of culture and canalside charm. Stay in a boutique hotel along the city’s picturesque canals and explore world-renowned museums like the Rijksmuseum. Don’t forget to enjoy a scenic canal cruise! You’ll get a close-up look of the entire city’s charming and bustling population.

Tuscany, Italy

Experience the romantic allure of Tuscany by renting a villa in the picturesque countryside surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine, visit historic towns such as Florence and Siena, and savor the rich flavors of Tuscan wines. Click here to learn about custom wine tours.


These are just a few examples of adult-only fall getaways that offer a wide range of experiences, from coastal escapes to mountain retreats, all available to you on this big, beautiful planet we call Earth. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, never fear! There are all sorts of adult-only getaways that are perfect for childfree solo travelers or couples looking to enjoy some quiet and quality time together this fall!


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