These are the 11 Top Destinations to Visit This November.

2023-03-03 01:18:32 - Drany Macley Drany Macley, the senior editor of, brings extensive journalism background and over eight years of experience in travel writing and editing to the site, offering practical insights and first-hand knowledge through articles on innovative hotels, backed by a BA in Journalism from Ithaca College.

Los Angeles can have beach weather in the fall while Aspen requires down jackets and the mountains of the Caribbean and Hawaii are always warm and sunny. The weather in Scottsdale, Austin, and New Orleans is currently perfect, and there are many exciting events happening right now.  

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Dia de los Muertos in San Miguel de Allende honors the departed with parades and costumes, while in Natchez, an art exhibition brings life to a historic inn. New York City is stunning in the fall, and visitors can get in the holiday spirit by coming in late November, when ice skating rinks, Christmas trees, and decorations begin appearing.

For those who want to get away before the end-of-year festivities, even if only for a long weekend, we have some recommendations. In November of 2022, these 11 destinations are where you should be.

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Located in Mexico’s Sierra Central Mountains about 200 miles from Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende is one of Travel Leisure’s World’s Best cities The ambiance, architecture, restaurants, and artistic style of the World Heritage Site make it a fantastic vacation spot at any time of the year. Its five-day La Calaca festival, Catrinas Parade, and vibrant Day of the Dead costumes and makeup make it one of Mexico's most memorable celebrations in November. Many guests at the posh Rosewood San Miguel de Allende enjoy the festivities and city views from the Luna rooftop bar while having their faces professionally painted to resemble beautiful skulls.

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With relatively mild temperatures, Scottsdale's outdoors are inviting in November. There are new hiking trails to discover, numerous golf courses to play at, and balmy 70s weather to enjoy while lounging by a hotel pool. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Canal Convergence, an annual waterfront event held along the Arizona Canal. 4-13 under the rubric "Celebrating 10 Years of Water Art Light" Large-scale works by international artists, as well as family-friendly activities, performances, music, workshops, and food, are all part of this year's free public art festival. The Hotel Valley Ho, Mountain Shadows Resort, and ADERO Scottsdale are just a few of the luxurious lodging options high above the Sonoran Desert in a designated "Certified Dark Sky Community."

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Egypt's fascinating and extraordinarily well-preserved temples, pyramids, and monuments are best explored in the cooler months of November and December. The Nile is at the center of thousands of years of history, from the pyramids and the Sphinx in Cairo to the Valley of the Kings and the ancient temples in Luxor. This coming November marks one hundred years since Howard Carter and his patron Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The Grand Egyptian Museum, located outside of Cairo, is finally set to open in November after years of construction delays. The newest ships on the Nile and Egyptologist-led tours make a Pharaohs & Pyramids cruise with Viking the most relaxing and enriching way to see these wonders.

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Pleasant temperatures and exciting events, such as the Bayou Classic college football rivalry, characterize the month of November in New Orleans. On November 25, you can partake in a celebration of Caribbean art, food, and music at the Caribbean Carnival Bayou Bacchanal. 5.five in the Crescent Park area Dates for the New Orleans Film Festival are November 25th–December 2nd. 3-8 at a number of locations The National WWII Museum will debut its new sound and light show, "Expressions of America," on November 9. 11 The evening extravaganza, sponsored by the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation, will feature music, special effects, and letters from the Museum's collection relating to World War II, making for an exciting, informative, and emotionally moving experience. Visitor accommodations range from the museum-affiliated Higgins Hotel to the Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, and many other luxury establishments.

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The three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman make up the Cayman Islands in the western Caribbean. Seven Mile Beach and the popular snorkeling spot Stingray City can be found on Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands, which is located about 25 miles from shore. George Town, the island's capital, is home to numerous museums, galleries, restaurants, and duty-free stores. There's a lake, a garden, and some extremely rare blue iguanas at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Cayman Airways offers nonstop service from New York, Miami, Tampa, and Denver (and, as of November, San Francisco) to Grand Cayman. Number Five, The City of Angels Book a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort; or the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.  

Central Park's autumn foliage and the increasing number of holiday displays throughout the city make New York City in November the ideal transitional month between seasons. November is a busy month in New York City, with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the New York City Marathon, and the return to full force of Broadway's annual productions. The Conrad New York Midtown, the Pendry Manhattan West, the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park are just some of the many hotels in the city that are convenient to major attractions.  

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You can feel the temperature drop in Aspen Snowmass come November, and there's even a chance of snow flurries by the month's end. Use this time to go on a hike, ride a bike, or discover the restaurants, bars, and shops of Snowmass and Aspen. Consider the recently renovated Viewline Resort Snowmass, which features a slope-side location, an outdoor heated pool, and the Lupine Spa, or the pet-friendly Wildwood Snowmass, also located in the same complex. Two-, three-, and four-bedroom luxury vacation rentals are available at One Snowmass. The Little Nell is an Aspen institution thanks to its convenient location and beloved Ajax Tavern. Flights to Aspen from major cities are either direct or connect in Denver. When departing from either Los Angeles or San Francisco, passengers on Aero can travel to Aspen in the style of a private jet.  

The weather is still great for going to the beach, going for a hike, or eating dinner outside in Los Angeles, and the air is clear. Olvera Street is the place to be on Dia de los Muertos, with its abundance of shops, mariachi bands, and outdoor cafes. You can choose from a wide variety of rooftop bars in Los Angeles this November, including the popular Rooftop at JG at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Spire 73 at the Intercontinental DTLA, Agua Viva at the new Conrad Los Angeles, and many others. Try the Canopy Club at the Shay Hotel in Culver City or La Casita, a poolside restaurant at the Hotel Figueroa. Starting on November, this year's Los Angeles Auto Show is back and better than ever. 18-27 As of this coming November, you can enter the Enchanted Forest of Light. Continuing past January 20th 8, 2023

The milder weather in November makes this rapidly expanding city an attractive vacation spot. To be held in Austin, Texas, during the month of October is the annual Austin Film Festival. 27-Nov 3, touted as "one of the country's premier festivals" From November 2nd to the 4th, the Austin Food Wine Festival will attract foodies from all over the world. Between April 4 and 6, with some of the best chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers in the country Beginning in late November, Austin hosts the Celtic Festival, which is a lot of fun. Scottish Highland Games, live music, dance, and storytelling for ages 5-6 Enjoy a night out in the vibrant downtown entertainment district by staying at the luxurious Thompson Austin or the hip tommie Austin. The Driskill, located in the heart of downtown as well, has been serving travelers for over a century.  

Natchez, Mississippi, is the oldest city on the Mississippi River and a great representation of a typical American small town. There are over a thousand buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including more than 500 historic buildings and mansions from before the Civil War. Natchez, Allumer (November Dunleith Historic Inn will host a contemporary art show (September 11th and 12th, ages) featuring regional and national artists. A Viking Mississippi River Cruise is the best way to see more of the river, and it includes a stop in Natchez.

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The largest, youngest, and most biologically diverse of the Hawaiian Islands is the Big Island. There is a lot to see in Hawaii, from the black-sand beaches to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the dry Kona Coast. Accommodations range from five-star hotels to homestays. Suites, multi-bedroom villas, and standard guest rooms are just some of the options for lodging at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The resort is a great place to enjoy golf, swimming, and other activities. Both the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, both located on the Kohala Coast's sunny side, offer guests a choice of two golf courses and numerous luxurious hotel options.

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