7 inviting fall vacation destinations
San Juan Islands, Wash.
Early fall is often Indian summer here, making it ideal for being outside. Just a 45-minute hop on a $127.50 seaplane from Seattle, the archipelago is a respite from city life. Center yourself at Orcas Islandâ€™s Inn at Ship Bay, built around an 1860s farmhouse and tucked between heirloom pear orchards (from $125 per night; innatshipbay.com).
Shop locally: Ferry to main San Juan Island, and stroll through Friday Harborâ€™s Brickworks — a year-round food, farm and crafts market (fhbrickworks.com).