#5. Meridian ID
Why It’s an Amazing Fall Destination: You can pack in a whole season’s worth of fun at Linder Farms — there’s a corn maze with four different paths, a corn box (like a sand box or ball pit but full of dry corn!), pedal tractors and, of course, dozens of different kinds of pumpkins and gourds to meet all your carving, decorating and baking needs.
Where to Spot the Best Fall Colors: About 30 minutes outside of Meridian is Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, where Canada geese often stop while migrating south. The park’s wetlands attract up to 15,000 birds by mid-November.
What to Eat and Drink: Urban Fox Coffee & Boba offers a seasonal pumpkin chai latte, but don’t miss out on their Sweet Toast, either: a super fat slice of tender white bread is toasted with butter and smothered with whipped cream, sweet syrup and diced strawberries.
And While You’re There…: Village at Meridian is a beautiful outdoor shopping center packed with dozens of local and chain shops so you can get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. Make your way to their huge fountain at the top of the hour to see a water show choreographed to music.
Make Roots in Meridian