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Photo Credit: Door County, WI Tourism.

Cooler weather, fewer crowds, brilliant fall foliage and travel deals make this time of year ideal for a family outing or trip.

There are so many ways to enjoy fall travel with kids in the U.S. Visit a farm to pick apples and pumpkins, press cider and enjoy a country picnic. Take a drive to see fall foliage, visit SoCal’s sunny beaches and explore Disney parks decked out for Halloween in California and Florida. TravelingMom shares more fall travel ideas here.

Click here for a cornucopia of travel tips shared by a group of travel experts during a recent TMOM Twitter party.

Mansfield, Ohio in Richland County has amazing fall color displays, making this city Ohio Traveling Mom’s favorite fall destination.

Four fantastic fall Mid-West getaways are within easy driving distance of Chicago, says Traveling Mom with Teens.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a favorite fall destination for East Coast Traveling Mom, who enjoyed the area so much she began planning her family’s return trip there in summer.

SLO BEACH

Photo Credit: Mimi Slawoff. San Luis Obispo – a year-round destination and popular college town in Central California.

Fall travel options abound around the country. Harvest time, Halloween activities, college towns and road trips are among the many family-friendly ways to embrace autumn.

The small town of Julian in San Diego County experiences the changing of the seasons. Not only can you see red, yellow and gold leaves, but orchards are open to the public for apple picking and pressing cider.

Michey's Halloween Party at Disneyland California

Photo Credit: Disneyland Resort.

The Disneyland Resort invests big-time in fall decorations, spooky but fun activities and tasty treats. That’s why Orange County Traveling Mom and Los Angeles Traveling Mom look forward to holidays at the Disneyland Resort.

It’s harvest time SoCal-style and Los Angeles Traveling Mom shares her picks for best apple picking and fall foliage destinations with kids.