People mainly associate “changing of the leaves” or fall foliage to colder climate areas like the New England area or Canada. However, portions of Southwestern states like Nevada and California boast quite an abundance of foliage coloration. Lake Tahoe, in the Northwestern region of Nevada bordering California, experiences dramatic fall leaf coloration. Big Bear Lake, in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, has vivid leaf coloration, and, believe it or not, the Southern California desert region of Palm Springs has leaves changing colors from mid-October to mid-November. Of course, you need to travel up to Palm Springs’ Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness area by way of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram to truly take in the fall foliage.
To experience these areas in autumn, it is best to plan ahead and make accommodations in advance. View fall getaway deals to: The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing (Lake Tahoe), Snow Lake Lodge (Big Bear Lake), and Palm Springs Tennis Club.