7 inviting fall vacation destinations
An hour’s drive from Manchester’s airport, the port town is perfect for pubbing, with hip bars and friendly locals. Hang out in the lobby of the Aloft Liverpool, where you can enjoy live music under the vaulted ceiling of the landmarked building. Upstairs, bright rooms have great skyline views (from $151 per night; aloftliverpool.com).
Catch up on culture: Go to the revived Albert Dock area for modern art at the Tate (free; tate.org.uk). Then take in top-notch photos at the Open Eye Gallery’s waterfront home (free; openeye.org.uk).