While there’s certainly no “bad season” to travel, fall is absolutely one of our favorite times given the temperate weather, typically fewer crowds after the peak-season hordes disperse and the fact that nature really shows off during the months of September, October and November. It’s totally reasonable that you may be tempted to take advantage of the unparalleled leaf-peeping opportunities across the United States—from the Poconos Mountains and Lake Placid, New York to Aspen, Colorado and Yosemite National Park—or go glamping in a recreation area not far from home. Then again, with reasonable post-summer rates in Europe (hello, Paris) and spring temps south of the equator, the options for far-flung getaways are endless, too. The one thing to consider? Skipping spots that tend to be impacted by hurricanes. Other than that, the world is—quite literally—your playground. Scroll on for seven buzzy fall travel destinations you’ll want to book before everyone else does.