Fall is one of the most striking times of the year as the trees shift to a beautiful blend of autumn colors. The vibrant reds, yellows and oranges illuminate the Hill Country as the cool autumn breeze blows away the heat of summer. There’s no better way to experience fall foliage than by taking a road trip through the beauty of the changing landscape. Texas’ Hill Country puts on a spectacular show of color thanks to an eclectic mix of giant trees scattered throughout the state. These scenic routes can be found just a few miles from Travaasa Austin, making it easy for guests to take a quick road trip around the area to experience the magic of the Texas foliage. Located just off US Highway 290, guests can check out the rolling countryside, which offers views of spectacular limestone cliffs, dramatic gorges and serene lakes and streams.  A few highlights along the way include:  Blue Hole, a small, spring-fed swimming hole; Cascade Caverns, a Cave with a 100-foot underground waterfall; and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, a nesting habitat for endangered birds in the Texas area. Don’t forget to pack a lunch! Collect a few snacks straight from the Travaasa Farm and load up your picnic basket for a full day of adventure in the Texas Hillside.

Fall Scenic Drives: Road to Hana

For guests planning a fall visit to Travaasa Hana, you won’t miss a beat! The Road to Hana is one of the most scenic drives in the country with stunning views of the Pacific ocean, exotic wildlife and unique natural wonders. While you may not get the red and orange foliage like you would in other states, there are tons of reasons for traveling to Hawaii this time of year. The Road to Hana is a cultural experience that allows travelers to stop along the way to meet the locals at a road-side fruit stand or snap photos of the caves and blowholes at Wai’anapanapa. Some of the best sights include the Twin Falls Waterfall, Waikamoi Nature Trail and the Keanae Peninsula.

Whether you’re planning a trip to check out the traditional fall foliage in Austin or looking for a more tropical fall getaway, a road trip is a great way to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasonal changes of the year.