Get away this fall with Archer

The school year is kicking off. A certain something is in the air. And the holidays are right around the proverbial corner. What better time to make an autumn escape or fall getaway?

Archer Hotels (all six of them) invite you to enjoy an autumnal adventure with their hotel as your home base. Archer’s in-the-know teams have gathered fun fall ideas for their guests, ideal for couples, families, girlfriends, individuals — anyone needing a bit of time to breathe and take in the changing season.

Relax at Archer Hotel after your autumn explorations

Austin, Texas

Esther’s Follies — Enjoy live productions downtown or digital videos from the comfort of Archer’s five-star beds.

A Christmas Affair — Austin Jr. League reinvents the iconic November gift market into a virtual event that helps small businesses from around the country.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In — Smaller is better: Watch indie, art house, cult, Gen X/Y, childhood favorite and drive-in classic films in an intimate setting under the stars.

Carried Away ATX — Paddleboard or kayak in to watch a movie on Lady Bird Lake after dark.

Photo courtesy of Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

Burlington, Massachusetts

Annual OktoberFest — Admire the changing foliage, hoist some steins and toss some kegs at Wachusett Mountain, just north of Princeton.

Connors Farm — Head to Danvers and wander the corn maze, take a hayride, pick pumpkins and sample freshly squeezed apple cider.

Parlee Farms — Take your autumn escape to Tyngsborough, where you can visit Annie’s Animal Barns, pick your own flowers, pumpkins and apples and cheer on the kiddos racing “tractors” around the track.

Archer’s favorite leaf-peeping locations in New England:

    • Woodstock, VT
    • Stowe, VT
    • North Conway, NH
    • Manchester, VT
    • Lenox, MA
    • Bar Harbor, ME
    • Bethel, ME
    • Franconia, NH
Artist Bluff, Franconia, NH — photo by Oliver Fetter on Unsplash

Florham Park, New Jersey

Alstede Farms — Enjoy breakfast or brunch on the farm, which includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride and admission to the seasonal pick-your-own fields and orchards, greet the variety of farm animals and enjoy an outdoor wine tasting.

Ort Farms — Peruse the farm store for fresh produce, take a walk along the Sunflower Trail, “get lost” in the corn maze, find your perfect pumpkin and try a freshly baked pie.

Stony Hill Farms — Explore the greenhouses chock full of plants (including their specialty: orchids), snap photos in the sunflower fields, listen to live music and try homemade flights of ice cream.

Photo courtesy of Alstede Farms

Napa, California

Sky & Vine® Rooftop Bar — Groove to live music every Thursday, plus a rooftop view unlike any other in the valley.

Napa Farmers Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays, stop by highly ranked farmers market for farm-fresh goods, specialty foods, artisan product and food trucks while supporting local nonprofits.

Skyline Wilderness Park – Plan your autumn escape and channel your inner adventurer via hiking, biking, horseback riding, disc golf, archery, fishing and picnicking surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna.

Silverado Trail — Follow this quintessential wine route for autumn leaf and vineyard peeping between Oakville Crossroad and Zinfandel Lane and along Hwy 29 traveling to Yountville and St. Helena.

Relax and enjoy the spectacular view from Sky & Vine

New York, New York

The Met Cloisters — A local favorite: part museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, part scenic overlook with beautiful views of uptown Manhattan.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden — Take a walking tour and enjoy the fall beauty in the Rock Garden, Cranford Rose Garden, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and stunning foliage throughout the property.

New York Botanical Garden — Hosting special fall events, including musical performances, woodworking and Shakespeare in the forest, the New York Botanical Garden makes a gorgeous autumn escape.

Bear Mountain State Park — A bus operates directly from Port Authority to the park. Enjoy a fun hike to the top, where Perkins Memorial Tower has beautiful views of the Hudson and the Palisades.

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Redmond, Washington

Golden Gate Loop Hike — The 4-mile loop at in Mt. Rainier National Park is a great place to see the seasonal change of colors and is a great family destination.

North Cascades Scenic Highway Drive the 140-mile highway with many different spots to see along the way. It’s closed during winter, so this is the last chance to see the autumn beauty.

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm — An amazing couples date or a family fun event that includes a sunflower experience, fun apple cannon, huge corn maze and bonfires.

Remlinger Farms — Take the family for an autumn escape and check out the farm stand, u-pick fields, amusement park for kids and fire pit rental. Then try their famous mini pies at the restaurant.

Chateau Ste. Michelle — Reserve a private outdoor Chateau cabana through the end of October for day or twilight parties of up to five adults. The winery provides a Bluetooth speaker, glassware, ice bucket, one bottle of Chateau Ste. Michelle wine and outdoor lawn games. Add-ons include wine by the bottle, charcuterie trays and snacks from their shop.

Image courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle

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