Summer’s still in session, but fall is calling. Where to head for a long weekend after Labor Day? Virtuoso travel advisors share their top spots.

“For fantastic fall colors, I recommend the remote Dunton Hot Springs resort. A renovated ghost town in the San Juan Mountains, it features hand-built cabins filled with historic artifacts and luxe furnishings. Hike, horseback ride, fly-fish in the Dolores River, or just chill out in the springs under the stars or in the restored nineteenth-century bathhouse.”
– Chad Clark, travel advisor, Phoenix, Arizona

Destination immersion at Dunton Hot Springs.

“Whistler is beautiful in September and October. Stay in a mountain-view suite at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, bike to Alta Lake, and hit the greens at Nicklaus North Golf Course. Be sure to ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to the top of Blackcomb Mountain for panoramic views at Christine’s restaurant.”
– Lorraine Stobbe, travel advisor, Vancouver, British Columbia

Four Seasons guests receive special privileges (think complimentary club rentals and shuttle service) when playing the nearby Nicklaus North Golf Course.

“Only 90 minutes north of San Francisco, this stylish town is surrounded by several excellent wine appellations; autumn is an exciting time to visit, with plenty of vineyard harvest activity. Must-taste wineries include Copain, Littorai, and Kistler. Just minutes from Healdsburg Plaza, Farmhouse Inn offers wine tours and rides into town in its new Tesla Model X.”
– Michelle Murré, travel advisor, San Francisco

Fall colors near the Farmhouse Inn.
Take a seat: Wine country comforts at the Farmhouse Inn.

“In the South, college football isn’t life or death – it’s more important than that. This season is extra special, as rivals Florida State and Alabama will square off in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2. Virtuoso-preferred partner EliteAxis has access to tickets, and the Buckhead area boasts four Virtuoso-preferred hotels.”
– Damien Martin, travel advisor, Overland Park, Kansas

“Autumn is the ideal time for a New England beach vacation: no crowds, nice weather, and all that seafood, especially in Rhode Island – think lobster, stuffed quahogs (clams), and creamy ‘chowda.’ Overlooking a beautiful beach, the Relais & Châteaux Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill is the place to see and be seen.”
– Fran Kramer, travel advisor, Rochester, New York

Beach time at the Ocean House hotel.