We all need an escape every now and then. What better time to enjoy a few days of serenity and relaxation than during the fall season? Check out our favorite destinations that are sure to give you major Willow vibes.
1. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Strap on your backpack, pack plenty of water and set out for the hike of your life. Nestled in the heart of Wyoming, Grand Teton National park is truly a national treasure and a natural wonder. Towering mountains host hundreds of incredible hiking trails with spectacular views in every direction. Looking for a place to cool down? Take a hike down to the Snake River and relax along the bank or be daring and take a dip into the cool water. There are also plenty of opportunities for camping, group hikes, and RV rental spaces.
2. Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
Looking for the perfect escape? Travel to Oneonta Gorge where scenic strolls and gorgeous forestry are abundant. This 2.7-mile loop around the gorge is free to all visitors and has something to offer everyone. If you’re seeking adventure, take the 1.8-mile hike to Triple Falls, where 120-foot waterfalls await you. Going with small children? Soak in the sunshine with a family picnic at Gorge Trail, just 0.2 miles from the trail base. There you’ll enjoy Ponytail Falls, an 80-foot waterfall sure to leave the whole family in awe. Talk about the ultimate paradise.
3. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
Ignite your inner wild child by trekking the aspen highlands in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness nestled inside the Gunnison National Forest. This hike features everything the adventurer in you wants to see, including ski slopes, hot springs, bathing lakes and much more (all hikers are required to bring Bear Canisters). Those wishing to stay overnight and experience the splendor of sleeping under a gorgeous night sky, can do so at the Conundrum Hot Springs (permit required). What better way to reconnect with nature?
4. Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Hawaii
Step your Hawaiian escape up a notch by visiting the Haiku Stairs of Oahu. In recent years, the stairs have been closed off due to safety reasons, but we recommend still taking the trip up as the views are truly worthwhile. The 4000 ft long stairs, built in 1942, are reminiscent of willow’s serene charm and earthy escape. What better way to experience its glory than bringing along your Willow scent to enjoy while you immerse yourself in the luscious Pacific breeze. You’ll never feel the same again!
5. Jungle Gardens, Avery Island, Louisiana
If serenity is your goal, look no further than the Jungle Gardens of Avery Island, Louisiana. Home to the infamous Tabasco hot sauce company, Avery Island’s Jungle Garden is a magical hidden gem. Whether you’re looking to relax under the comfort of their Willow trees, take a guided tour along the marshes, bask in the sunshine while biking the 3-mile trail, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Magic awaits.