Southern Living — August
Grab your keys and call your girls; it’s time to take a drive.
The best way to enjoy the cool, fresh fall air is by rolling down the windows in the car on a road trip with your best gal pals. Although the big cities can be fun year-round, there are a few small towns that deserve your attention especially in the fall, when the foliage is vibrant and the town square is bustling. With antique shops, galleries, antebellum homes, and plenty of outdoor space, these are some of the best spots in the region to meet your girlfriends for a weekend away. From ocean views along the shores of Alabama and Florida to the beloved mountains of Virginia and the live oaks of South Carolina, you won’t regret taking some time off to explore these quaint gems.
Can you say “off-season”? Now’s the time to pack your bags (and your gals) into that VW bug and drive to the coast. September still provides enough warmth in Alabama that you’ll be able to lay out on the beach, and the lack of crowd in the fall months will make picking a prime ocean spot a whole lot easier (and cheaper!). Try Bill’s By The Beach for Happy Hour and enjoy the fresh catch of the day.