25 Best Places to Visit in the USA in November (+ Fall Tips!)

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Thanksgiving, fall weather, festivals, and more are all part of what makes America great in November! These are the best places to visit in the USA in November.

We have selected an array of diverse places, as we truly think that some of the destinations on this list are great regardless of the weather!

Best places to visit in the USA in November
Best places to visit in the USA in November

You’ll find some warm places to visit in the US in November, as well as some colder spots. There is truly something for everyone.

Did we miss any amazing places to visit in November in the USA? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!

Best Places to Visit in the USA in November

1. Tucson

Location: Arizona
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 74F and lows of 48F; 2 days of rain
Reasons to visit Tucson in November: bearable temperatures, Sahuarita Pecan Festival, Comic-con

Tucson has a lot to offer visitors from across the country in the pleasant month of November, drawing tourists to the Arizona desert (which is far too hot in the summer months!).

The month officially launches with the Dia de Los Muertos-inspired All Souls Procession Weekend, and is a great excuse to spend a weekend in the city!

This community event has been held annually at the beginning of November since 1990. Enjoy two days of colorful street shows with costume parades, workshops, local bands’ live performances, and more.

November in Tucson
November in Tucson

If you are a movie buff, morph into one of your favorite characters for Comic-Con in Tucson. Make sure you have a good costume, and who knows, maybe you will win the costume contest!

Another great festival in November is the Sahuarita Pecan Festival, a Southern Arizona fest of arts and crafts, food, music, and dances.  

This is a great time to head over to Saguaro National Park and hit up the trails. November weather is seriously a hiker’s dream in Arizona desert!

Not a city person? Check out these diverse Tucson day trips that will guide you into different parts of the region!

2. Bar Harbor

Location: Maine
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 46F and lows of 32F; 9 days of rain
Reasons to visit Bar Harbor in November: Pajarama marathon, low-season in Acadia National Park, lobster is cheaper

Visiting Bar Harbor in the off-season is a great way to enjoy Acadia National Park (and have it all to yourself)! It is also one of the cutest small towns in the state.

The only thing to keep in mind is that most of the restaurants and shops are closed from October to December, but it still doesn’t make Bar Harbor any less attractive.

The festive season starts with the Early Bird Pajama Sale & Bed Races—a holiday shopping event—and the Pajarama marathon in downtown Bar Harbor.

All you need to do is to wear your comfy pajamas to participate in the parade starting at the Village Green.

Early November in Bar Harbor
Early November in Bar Harbor

Of course, your tour to Bar Harbor will not be complete without some hiking in Acadia National Park before the cold winter truly sets in.

If the conditions are right, November will see the opening of a 45-mile-long carriage road for skiing, as well as the opportunity to drive the Loop Road for gorgeous scenic views.

Finally, November in Bar Harbor means Thanksgiving dinner with ocean views.

Some great restaurant options include the famous Harborside Hotel & Marina for celebrations or Galyn’s restaurant. Don’t forget to order a famous Maine lobster roll!

3. San Diego

Location: California
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 70F and lows of 54F; 2 days of rain
Reasons to visit San Diego in November: Dia de Los Muertos, San Diego Beer Week, many other festivals

Who said you could have fun in San Diego only in the summer?

Plan a weekend trip to San Diego in November, and you will see the city in a different light but with the same stellar weather.

You will find San Diego decked out in color on the first day of November as they celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. The festival is held in San Diego’s Old Town State Historic Park and features live entertainment, food, music, and shopping.

The next great event held for a whole week is San Diego Beer Week, celebrating the craft beer scene in the “Capital of Craft Beer.”

November in San Diego
November in San Diego

In the Surf Sports Park, there is a festival with over 150 regional breweries that includes live entertainment and music.

If you are a wine lover, take part in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, a weeklong event with hundreds of local and international wineries and local food.

In addition, make sure to check out a Whiskey and Wine Bash party with bourbon, whiskey, wine tastings, and delicious food. 

4. Key West

Location: Florida
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 81F and lows of 72F; 3 days of rain
Reasons to visit Key West in November: in between the touristy season, dry season, International Sand Art Competition

The high season is officially over in Key West, but there is still so much fun to be had in November. And the month is the perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Key West.

Get ready to enjoy all the music and events of Key West without tourist-packed attractions (but the tourists return in December!).

Start your November by supporting locals at the artisan market and shopping for amazing local crafts, jewelry, food, and more.

This market is held throughout November, so you’ll be sure not to miss it. 

November in Key West
November in Key West

For an adrenaline boost, take part in powerboat races or watch the participants of Race World Offshore’s annual Key West World Championship on the waters of Key West.

For something unique, visit Casa Marina Beach to watch the annual International Sand Art Competition, with mind-blowing sand sculptures competing for the top prize.

Finally, don’t miss out on a traditional Florida Thanksgiving celebration with a holiday dinner, cruise, and snorkeling.

Grab yourself one of the island’s best key lime pies and bask in the sun in one of the best places to visit in the USA in November!

5. New York City

Location: New York
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 55F and lows of 42F; 7 days of rain
Reasons to visit NYC in November: Bryant Park Winter Village, NYC Marathon, sporting events, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

We can never get enough of New York, and we never get tired of talking about it.

In November, when the city starts to embrace holiday vibes, there is no better way to explore New York than the Bryant Park Winter Village.

Starting on October 29 and open until March, this venue offers fun winter activities, holiday shopping, and food.

Other big events in New York in November are sporting events and games, with the famous NYC Marathon on November 6, departing from Staten Island on November 6, and finishing in Central Park.

November in NYC - James Andrews1 - Shutterstock
November in NYC – James Andrews1 – Shutterstock

With basketball season heating up, check out a Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks game.

If basketball isn’t your thing, there is always ice hockey or football with the Giants or New York Rangers.

Top off your November trip to New York with the Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Fall Food Festival and the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, stretching from Central Park to Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. 

Also, be sure to check out some of the more unusual things to do in NYC during this time of the year. The city has something for everyone!

6. Philadelphia

Location: Pennsylvania
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 56F and lows of 42F; 7 days of rain
Reasons to visit Philadelphia in November: Philadelphia Marathon, Jewish and Asian-American film festivals

November is the time of year when fall meets the holiday season, and Philadelphia has a lot going on.

The month starts with Apple Weekend, a celebration of apple season with live music, food, and activities.

One of the biggest events in November is the Philadelphia Marathon, held since 1994. What was once a small local event is now one of the top marathons in the US.

November in Philly - George Sheldon - Shutterstock
November in Philly – George Sheldon – Shutterstock

Whether you’re among the participants or among the spectators (I am the latter!), you will enjoy the marathon running past historic landmarks, picturesque waterfronts, and urban neighborhoods.

Two big film festivals, the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, are fantastic cultural events held in November.

Finally, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, holiday events like Christmas Village, Macy’s Christmas Light Show, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, and LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo bring the city to life.

7. Maui

Location: Hawaii
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 74F and lows of 58F; 3 days of rain
Reasons to visit Maui in November: Restaurant Week, whale watching season, Made in Maui Country Festival

As November approaches, the Valley Isle and surrounding areas usually bring on a number of exciting celebrations.

On Maui, it is a favorite time of year with festivals, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday sales.

Start your “Happy November” in Maui with Restaurant Week in Wailea’s world-renowned restaurants.

For an entire week, you will enjoy the best dishes at an affordable price (an essential for all Maui itineraries during this time of the year!).

November in Maui
November in Maui

From mid-November, you can go whale-watching in Hawaiian waters. You will have a unique chance to spot North Pacific humpback whales during their winter migration.

Another great festival not to miss in November is the Made in Maui Country Festival, one of the top annual events where you can shop for local food, crafts, gifts, and more.

8. St. George

Location: Utah
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 67F and lows of 38F; 2 days of rain
Reasons to visit St. George in November: great base for exploring national parks, St. George Christmas Village

St. George is one of the top places to visit in November, as by then it is free from the summer crowds as the winter is starting to set in.

The city is often a starting point for the famous Zion National Park, which can be reached by a free shuttle bus system operating until late November.

You can enjoy the fall colors in the canyon with plenty of mild weather and clear days.

Late November in St. George
Late November in St. George

Plus, there are few crowds in the park, leaving you space and privacy to enjoy the views of one of the nation’s most visited national parks!

If you’re looking for holiday cheer, check out the annual St. George Christmas Village with local vendors.

Kids can enjoy helping Mrs. Claus decorate cookies, visiting Santa, working at Santa’s workshop with the elves, and skating at the ice rink.

9. Fredericksburg

Location: Texas
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 69F and lows of 45F; 4 days of rain
Reasons to visit Fredericksburg in November: Fredericksburg Lights at Marktplatz, hot air balloon festival, wine galore!

Fredericksburg is a Texas wine lover’s paradise. In November, it is wine, dine, and shop all day time in Fredericksburg, with great weather to accompany your activities.

From mid-November, the city is dressed in holiday lights, and residents and tourists alike can enjoy the Fredericksburg Lights with traditional holiday music at Marktplatz.

Holiday lights can also be enjoyed from a bird’s-eye view during the Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Take a thrilling ride in a hot air balloon, check out a polo match, and taste wine while enjoying the views.

Finally, make some bright memories during the Wine and Chocolate Bash at Grapetown. You can enjoy craft chocolate pairings with wine, including champagne and rosé.

Fredericksburg is a great small-town getaway in the US in November!

10. Stowe

Location: Vermont
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 33F and lows of 20F; 15 days of rain
Reasons to visit Stowe in November: Stowe Restaurant Week, cold and beautiful – welcomes winter earlier!

Stowe is a popular destination for its great outdoor activities and copious hiking options. Your November holiday will also be spiced up with a couple of city festivals and events you won’t want to miss. 

If you’re a runner who is up for a challenge, sign up for the Vermont 10-Miler, the annual run through the most picturesque roads in Stowe.

Early November in Stowe - Harold Stiver - Shutterstock
Early November in Stowe – Harold Stiver – Shutterstock

The challenging tour starts at Mayo Farm event fields and passes some of Vermont’s most beautiful vistas. 

Next, it’s time to indulge in local cuisine at Stowe’s restaurants. For the whole week in November, Stowe hosts Dine Stowe Restaurant Week, offering locals and guests specials and promotions.

Plan your tour for the second half of November to visit Stowe Mountain Resort, which will already be open for visitors. 

If you have free time when there, hit the roads and visit some of New England’s best state parks!

11. Palm Springs

Location: California
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 79F and lows of 52F; 0 days of rain
Reasons to visit Palm Springs in November: Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, mild temperatures, no rain, Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival

The Coachella Valley festivals are one of the big draws to Palm Springs. But those take place in April. However, November has so much to offer!

The first two days of November, the Coachella Valley will host the Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, with over 100 artists, special exhibits, food, and music to enjoy.

Stay awhile so you don’t miss out on the next great event: the chance to see rare cars during the Car Show and auction of 600 classic cars, followed by the Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

You will taste dozens of craft beers from West Coast breweries and eat food while enjoying live performances by DJs.

November in Palm Springs
November in Palm Springs

When finished with festivals and events, you can take an easy hike in the Coachella Valley Preserve.

The five easy trails in the preserve are a great way to spend some time in nature with interesting views.

The trails pass through the desert, circling a large oasis and massive palm trees. This is also an ideal time to take a road trip from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree.

12. The Everglades

Location: Florida
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 81F and lows of 66F; 6 days of rain
Reasons to visit the Everglades in November: mosquitoes are taking a ‘break’, warm weather, hiking opportunities

So, we usually keep this list free of national parks (they have their own monthly guides!). But we included the Everglades here because it really is more than just a park—it is much of South Florida!

November in Florida is all about food festivals, art events, nature, tropically themed community gatherings, and more.

While summer is the high season in Florida, Everglades National Park is busiest in November, which is the best time of the mild season to take long hikes in the park. It is also the ‘off-season’ for mosquitoes!

Take the 15-mile Shark Valley loop trail into the “River of Grass” and have your cameras ready because you will most likely see plenty of alligators enjoying the sun near the loop road. 

November in the Everglades
November in the Everglades

Find the Gumbo Limbo Trail, crossing a small forest of gumbo limbo trees. The 0.4-mile trail is wheelchair-accessible.

Anhinga is another trail (4 miles) starting at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Here, wildlife roams about, so be prepared!

Finally, if you are looking for a more informative hike, go for an epic ranger-led adventure to explore the Everglades in a new way.

The Everglades are easily one of the best day trips from Miami and a must for any visitor to South Florida!

13. Buena Vista

Location: Colorado
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 49F and lows of 19F; 2 days of rain
Reasons to visit Buena Vista in November: winter has arrived in the mountains!

Buena Vista really does have beautiful views and is a wonderful fall escape to enjoy winter activities before it gets too crowded for winter vacationers.

The small Colorado town boasts plenty of winter sports that the state is known for, with the closest locations being Monarch Mountain and Ski Cooper.

November is a great time to enjoy mountain views with fewer crowds, but if you need more solitude, explore Buena Vista by backcountry cat skiing down the unmaintained areas of Monarch Mountain.

November in the Colorado Rockies
November in the Colorado Rockies

For snowmobiling in the Colorado Rockies, choose Cottonwood Pass, Tincup Pass, or Mineral Basin for well-groomed trails. 

Exchange the vast white views with spectacular scenes of Cottonwood Hot Springs just outside Buena Vista.

There are several mineral pools with different temperatures to enjoy while embracing the views of the Collegiate Peaks.

By the way, there is no WiFi, so you can fully enjoy harmony with nature!

14. St. Croix

Location: US Virgin Islands
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 84F and lows of 74F; 13 days of rain
Reasons to visit St. Croix in November: the tropics have settled down a bit, Jump Up festival, Coral Reef Swim Race, Jazz Fest

There is always something happening in St. Croix, and November is yet another great month to enjoy the Virgin Islands and the numerous festivals throughout the month.

Jump Up is your first event to start with during your trip to St. Croix. This “carnival-style” party is held on the streets four times a year.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can enjoy local food, drinks, and arts and crafts. But the big part of the festival is live music, with steel drum bands and Moko Jumbies. 

Looking for more fun? Join the Coral Reef Swim Race in St. Croix with three levels of difficulty.

November in St. Croix
November in St. Croix

The renowned one is a five-mile race stretching from Buck Island National Monument to Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort’s Mermaid Beach, one of the best beaches in St. Croix.

The Caribbean mood can be enjoyed during the St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Festival. Moko jumbies and local food accompany this festival.

If you have more time on your USVI trip, be sure to head over to St. John or St. Thomas and make the most of those islands, too!

15. New Orleans

Location: Louisiana
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 72F and lows of 53F; 5 days of rain
Reasons to visit New Orleans in November: Bayou Bacchanal, beer and bourbon festival, Día de Los Muertos

What could be better than the November holidays in atmospheric New Orleans? Known for culinary excellence, the city even hosts days of culinary events full of delicious activities.

Start your November with Bayou Bacchanal, a Caribbean culture celebration with authentic food, music, and a parade. Even if you have only one day in New Orleans – make this festival a priority!

Bourbon or beer? Or both, with boudin, at the Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer festival that brings together renowned chefs from around the country to make boudin-inspired dishes, drink craft beer, and sip bourbon cocktails.

November in New Orleans
November in New Orleans

But wait, there are even more food festivals in New Orleans! Don’t miss out on falling into a cheese coma at Fête des Fromages with 100 international cheese samples paired with wine.

November in New Orleans also hosts a great Día de Los Muertos celebration, or Day of the Dead, taking place all around town.

If you have time, attend the New Orleans Film Festival and Hell Yes Comedy Fest in between enjoying local food. New Orleans is definitely worth a long weekend trip this time of year!

16. Sarasota

Location: Florida
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 79F and lows of 60F; 3 days of rain
Reasons to visit Sarasota in November: Sarasota Medieval Fair, Chalk Festival, warm temperatures

November in Sarasota is a time of tradition. You can participate in several festivals, cultural events, and favorite traditions before the big Thanksgiving day.

The festive season starts with the Sarasota Medieval Fair, running through the whole month of November. The event is a re-enactment of different historical events and great battles of the medieval era.

Live music, aerial performances, a market with regional arts and crafts, and other events accompany those spectacular performances.

November in Sarasota
November in Sarasota

To be part of Sarasota’s cultural life, attend the Chalk Festival, an annual event gathering hundreds of talented artists to draw on city streets and walls.

You can combine the event with the Bradenton Riverwalk Arts & Crafts Festival, another unique chance to check out local fine arts and crafts like jewelry, paintings, metalwork, ceramics, and more.

Finally, you can enjoy a beautiful day on Siesta Beach, turned into an art gallery during the Siesta Key Sand Sculpting Festival.

17. St. Louis

Location: Missouri
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 57F and lows of 39F; 6 days of rain
Reasons to visit St. Louis in November: St. Louis International Film Festival, Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, Holiday Festival of Lights

The weather is getting colder in St. Louis, but that doesn’t stop the full calendar of festivals and events. The festive season starts with the St. Louis International Film Festival, featuring over 400 films.

If you are more interested in music, check out the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, a day-long open-air celebration of traditional music and dances.

The Holiday Festival of Lights in November is an excellent opportunity to explore the downtown area illuminated with cheerful holiday decorations.

November in St. Louis
November in St. Louis

Beyond the lights, the event offers great fun with live music, hot chocolate with cookies to get warm, and fireworks.

To really get in the Christmas mood, check out the Polar Express train while in St. Louis.

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, St. Louis enters the high school football season, with over 350 teams competing for games played inside the Edward Jones Dome in the MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl.

Are celebrations not your cup of tea? Check out some of the city’s best weekend getaways and head to nature!

18. Las Vegas

Location: Nevada
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 70F and lows of 35F; 1 day of rain
Reasons to visit Las Vegas in November: perfect temperatures (and little rain!), Great Las Vegas Taco Festival, sporting events

Vegas is Vegas in any weather and any season. If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, there are plenty of exciting tours, events, concerts, and shows to choose from.

For sports fans, Las Vegas will hold seven hockey games throughout this month and football games featuring the Las Vegas Raiders’ home games.

November in Las Vegas
November in Las Vegas

Food festivals are fantastic, especially in Las Vegas. The first big food event is the Great Las Vegas Taco Festival, held during Dia de Los Muertos weekend. There is a little bit of everything in Las Vegas.

While others continue enjoying tacos, you can go to the Las Vegas National Horse Show with several events like the National Hunter Championship, the National Jumper Championship, the Equitation Championship, and more.

Don’t miss the chance to visit Valley of Fire State Park on a day trip from Vegas. It is one of the nation’s best state parks!

19. Asheville

Location: North Carolina
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 58F and lows of 38F; 6 days of rain
Reasons to visit Asheville in November: best time for some cider, Biltmore Estate illuminates, chance for late-season fall foliage

As soon as a refreshing chill takes over in Asheville and the colors of the landscape change, the city comes alive.

To indulge in the cozy fall mood, start by sampling the best ciders at Urban Orchard Cider Co. November’s cider is exceptional because it has been aged for eight months.

To embrace North Carolina’s fall colors, go for scenic drives and hikes around Asheville for late-season foliage. Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, and Tryon Foothills are the last to keep their beautiful fall colors.

Late November in Asheville
Late November in Asheville

If you want to catch the Christmas spirit in November, visit the gorgeous Biltmore Estate and its gardens, illuminated with candlelight and firelight just like in a fairy tale.

Stroll the gardens to find hand-decorated trees and the 35-foot live Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall with miles of garland and a hundred kissing balls.

20. Los Angeles

Location: California
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 73F and lows of 53F; 2 days of rain
Reasons to visit LA in November: Día de Los Muertos, Los Angeles Auto Show, mild temperatures

Planning a trip to Los Angeles this November? Don’t miss out on some of the coolest things to do.

One of the most impressive festivals is Día de Los Muertos, which has been part of the cultural landscape for over 50 years.

The historic Olvera Street is the center of celebrations that are transformed by the bright shades of costumes, community altars, and colored faces. 

November in LA
November in LA

Los Angeles hosts unique events, like Bond in Motion, held throughout November, which is a great time for a weekend getaway to the city.

If you are a fan of 007, you will love the Petersen Automotive Museum, which hosts the largest James Bond vehicle collection from the last 60 years, as well as other gadgets and costumes from the films.

Need a more jaw-dropping view? Visit the Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the biggest auto expos, featuring over 1,000 new and conceptual cars. 

Los Angeles will also host the best artists in the trance music genre, gathering in San Bernardino for a massive festival with mind-blowing visuals and light shows to help you dive into the trance universe. 

21. Williamsburg

Location: Virginia
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 62F and lows of 40F; 6 days of rain
Reasons to visit Williamsburg in November: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, Oyster Roast, low-season 

Can November’s cool wind stop you from having a memorable vacation in Williamsburg? Of course not!

Virginia’s colonial capital will surprise you with wonderful cultural events and beautiful landscapes in November.

The best way to find yourself at the center of active city life is to attend the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market, which is organized throughout the year. You will have a chance to shop for local fresh seasonal products, baked goods, cheese, coffee, and more.

November in Williamsburg, VA - StacieStauffSmith Photos - Shutterstock
November in Williamsburg, VA – StacieStauffSmith Photos – Shutterstock

The Christmas spirit begins to grace Williamsburg in November and to feel the vibes, just visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens with music, live performances, and food. 

Speaking of food, make sure to check out the Virginia Living Museum for the annual all-you-can-eat oyster roast event.

You will have fresh Virginia oysters, chowder, fried seafood, craft beers, and dessert (if you have room for it).

Fully satisfied with seafood, you can now switch to cultural activities like the 2nd Sunday Arts & Music Festival in downtown Williamsburg, with holiday shopping, live music, and food trucks.

22. San Antonio

Location: Texas
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 72F and lows of 49F; 4 days of rain
Reasons to visit San Antonio in November: go to a Spurs game, Fideo Loco Festival, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

San Antonio will heat up again in November after a long summer, with holiday lights and fun activities.

Let’s start with sports events in November. The San Antonio Spurs will play seven home games, and it is definitely worth checking out at least one.

November in San Antonio
November in San Antonio

One of the new but important community festivals, the Fideo Loco Festival, will also be held in November.

The event is to raise awareness, educate kids, and stop bullying at schools.

To explore the city by night, check the date of the annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival.

Regional, national, and international artists transform the streets and buildings of San Antonio, giving them fantastical shapes with lights. 

23. Taos

Location: New Mexico
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 52F and lows of 21F; 3 days of rain
Reasons to visit Taos in November: Yuletide in Taos, low-season, escape to the hot springs

Once a leading art colony, Taos is a wonderful November destination.

Regardless of the season and month you visit Taos, start exploring the site with the Taos Pueblo, a collection of adobe dwellings inhabited for over 1,000 years.

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, you can experience Yuletide in Taos, with traditional lights decorating many of the adobe buildings in the Historic District.

November in Taos - Steve Boice - Shutterstock
November in Taos – Steve Boice – Shutterstock

There may not be enough snow for skiing yet, but you can hike on the Taos ski valley trails, including Columbine Canyon trails, Williams Lake, Gavilan Trail, Italianos Canyon Trail, and Yerba Canyon Trail.

November is a great time to visit some famous New Mexico hot springs hidden in multiple valleys and canyons.

Some of the most notable ones are the Mamby Hot Springs and Black Rock Hot Springs. You will have to hike to these destinations, but you will never regret it.

24. Gulf Shores

Location: Alabama
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 71F and lows of 48F; 4 days of rain
Reasons to visit Gulf Shores in November: Sandcastle Showdown, hiking trails nearby, Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend

November is a great time to visit Gulf Shores, as it is oyster season and less crowded than in the summer.

Before you dive into the holiday celebration, take a hike to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, which has 28 miles of trails within Gulf State Park.

November in Gulf Shores
November in Gulf Shores

There is no snow in Gulf Shores, but you can still have fun making “snowmen” from sand or sandcastles on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.

There is even a community-wide event called Sandcastle Showdown, where you can build your own castle and compete for a prize.

Remember when we said November was the oyster season? Be sure to check out the annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend to enjoy famous chefs, fresh oysters, over 60 craft beers, and live music.

25. Memphis

Location: Tennessee
Average temperatures and precipitation:
highs of 62F and lows of 43F; 7 days of rain
Reasons to visit Memphis in November: Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Dining Week, mild temperatures

Memphis can become another November escape with its pre-holiday mood and cultural events. It is truly the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

Start your Memphis trip with the Crafts & Drafts Festival Holiday Market, a free and fun shopping event featuring more than 150 vendors, crafters, and artists. You will have tons of local craft beers and live music.

To enjoy local food at an attractive price, make sure you check the dates of Downtown Dining Week, celebrating great food and supporting the local restaurant community.

November in Memphis - Photographs by Michael - Shutterstock
November in Memphis – Photographs by Michael – Shutterstock

Kick off the holiday season at Graceland, an enormous mansion and the home of Elvis Presley.

In November, the mansion hosts a weekend of festive events, including the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, concerts, and tours of Graceland.

Did we miss any of the best places to visit in the USA in November in this guide? Let us know your favorite cities and states to visit in the USA in November below!

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