November is perfect for those who love traveling during the shoulder season. Depending on what part of the country you visit, you can either catch the tail end of fall or get a head start on winter activities. Plus, if you travel in early November, you’ll avoid the crowds traveling for Thanksgiving.


3006 W 7th St #200a, Los Angeles, CA 90005, map

Things You Can’t Miss: 37 Most Instagrammable Places in LALACMAThe Last Bookstore
What to Eat: 
49 Best Places to Eat in Los Angeles
Where to Stay: LuxuryMid-RangeBudgetAirbnbs
Weather Avg: 73° / 48° F

If you’re looking for a warm getaway, Los Angeles is one of the best places to visit in November in the US. We loved being able to walk around in tees and shorts year-round.

With numerous beaches, plenty of outdoor patios, amazing food, and endless photo spots, you can never be bored.


996 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, map

Things You Can’t Miss:  San Diego ZooNorth ParkBalboa Park
What to Eat: 
Carnitas Snack ShackTacos El GordoHammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream
Where to Stay: LuxuryMid-RangeBudgetSearch for Nearby Airbnbs
Weather Avg: 70° / 54° F

We prefer the laidback vibes of San Diego and November is one of the sunniest times to visit. We love exploring the beaches in the area, plus there are a ton of breweries if you love craft beer.


6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, map

Things You Can’t Miss: 11 Amazing Things to Do in Joshua Tree
What to Eat: 
Crossroads CafeThe Natural Sisters CafeThe Rib Co
Where to Stay: Mid-RangeMid-RangeBudgetAirbnbs
Weather Avg: 69° / 43° F

November is when we start planning our trips out to Joshua Tree because the weather is perfect for climbing. It’s one of our favorite National Parks to visit since we get to meet up with our climbing buddies from SoCal. If you don’t climb, there are plenty of pretty photo spots and the stargazing is always amazing!

14 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10122, map

Things You Can’t Miss: Thanksgiving Parade, Bryant Park Winter VillageIce Skating
What to Eat: 
99 Best Places to Eat in NYC
Where to Stay: LuxuryMid-RangeBudgetSearch Nearby Airbnbs
Weather Avg: 55° / 42° F

For a classic fall and Thanksgiving experience, NYC is perfect. Unlike many fall destinations, the peak fall foliage tends to be later, typically in mid-November.  You can see also see the amazing floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Also, if you love Christmas, you’ll be able to catch all the holiday festivities as the holiday decor starts to go up and winter activities get into full swing.


300 Rodgers Blvd #4, Honolulu, HI 96819, map

Things You Can’t Miss: Road to Hana, Kaanapali Beach, Haleakala National Park
What to Eat: 
Mama’s Fish HouseGeste Shrimp TruckPaia Fish Market
Where to Stay: LuxuryMid-RangeBudgetSearch for Nearby Airbnbs
Weather Avg: 81° / 72° F

Maui is one of the best places to visit in November in USA if you want to avoid the crowds and save some money. October and November are the slowest months out of the year since you’re visiting between the summer and winter rush, so prices will reflect that.

Weather is pretty consistent throughout the year so for the best experience, you’re looking for the slow seasons.

Todd's passion is to help people create a business and lifestyle they love. He has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years, and he loves helping others achieve their goals. Todd is also a father of three beautiful children who keep him busy and challenged. In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, and traveling.

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