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8 Beach Towns Perfect for Fall Getaways

From Nantucket to Newport Beach, destinations are at their best when summer fades

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En español | Those of us who love our beaches less crowded and a bit cooler know that fall can be the best time to visit summer hot spots — which are also often more affordable to visit off-season, when hotel and home rental rates in many resort areas plunge.

Consider these eight beach towns — each very different — across the U.S. for an autumn getaway.

Note: Before you go, check your destination's current COVID-19 protocols.


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Kitty Bean Yancey, a former USA Today deputy managing editor, is a travel writer and the winner of multiple Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers.

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