Livability.com Names 10 Best Places To Start a Fall Foliage Tour

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These cities offer stunning views of fall hues and much more

Livability.com presents the Top 10 Places to Start a Fall Foliage Tour

The Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC, one of the top 10 places to start a fall foliage tour

There are plenty of great places to drive and see fall color, but we wanted to find cities that are themselves a destination.

Great tours, like great stories, must have a good beginning. For the latest Top 10 List, Livability.com editors mapped out the 10 best cities to begin a scenic fall drive. These cities are located near natural wonderlands, lush forests and scenic mountainsides that burst with color when temperatures cool.

To make the list, cities not only had to be within proximity to scenic routes but also offer high quality-of-life amenities. Editors searched for places where visitors can do more than just take in the views. 

“There are plenty of great places to drive and see fall color, but we wanted to find cities that are themselves a destination,” says John Hood, Livability.com spokesman. “These are cities with ample outdoor recreation and plenty of family-friendly activities.”

But if all visitors want to do is look, these top 10 cities offer the perfect beginning to a beautiful fall journey. Read more about these cities here.

Top 10 Places to Start a Fall Foliage Tour
1. Asheville, NC
2. Albany, NY
3. Lancaster, OH
4. Wausau, WI
5. Bloomington, IN
6. Torrington, CT
7. Glasgow, KY
8. Decatur, AL
9. Castle Rock, CO
10. Duluth, MN

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