10 Best Fall Vacations
San Antonio, Texas
Go because… the city looks pretty damn good for 300.
San Antonio may be turning 300 this year, but the city’s historic Spanish missions don’t look a day over 263. Texas temps in the fall (in the 70s and low 80s) make it the perfect time to hop on a bike and explore the four colonial architectural icons beyond the Alamo that make up the seven-mile stretch of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Make Hotel Emma your home base—it’s smack in the city’s still-hot Pearl District, along the San Antonio River but just far enough from the ultra-touristy parts of the River Walk. Plan a taco crawl drive—Benjamin’s, Garcia’s, and Ray’s Drive Inn (for puffy, fried tacos)—of course. Then head to the city’s Dia de los Muertos celebration over October 27 and 28 to see incredible, colorful altars, a nod to the city’s original location and continued connection with Mexico. —Meredith Carey