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November Vacation Ideas for romantic Fall Escapes in 2023

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Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated Aug 12, 2023

Want to get away in November 2023? We certainly don’t blame you. For much of Canada and the Northern half of the USA in November, late fall has arrived and it’s cold, wet, dark and dreary. So where can you travel to for some warmth, fun, sun and adventure?

Warm Beach in November on Kauai, HIKauai in the Hawaiian Islands is a Good Destination for a Warm & Romantic November Vacation

Actually, November is a great time to holiday for several reasons. Besides the above weather-related reasons, it’s also low-season in many romantic destinations, so while it may not be summertime hot, the weather can still be very mild, kids are still in school, and prices can be very reasonable.

Peak November 2023 Travel Periods to Be Aware of: Expect more crowds and higher prices between Thursday Nov 23 to Monday Nov 27 (See our Important Travel Dates section below). 

Let’s have a look at some destinations in the U.S. for your romantic November vacation…


Vacationers Poolside at Ko a Kea Resort in Kauai on a November AfternoonAutumn Afternoon at Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai
  • Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort - highly recommended for a luxury November getaway or honeymoon in Kauai. "Beautifully romantic place with awesome food" says one couple. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Kauai Resorts: 92% - Excellent. (2251 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai HI  808-828-8888) 

It’s easy to grow a little bit tired of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki, so if that’s how you feel, we recommend booking your Hawaiian November getaway in Kauai, specifically Poipu Beach.

Why Poipu? Because in November, you want a destination with sunshine, and the south coast of Kauai gets a good amount of that (the North Shore, while extremely beautiful, gets more rain). You can easily spend a wonderfully warm week here on the beach, as well as day trips to check out Waimea Canyon, Allerton Garden, and even the Na Pali Coast.

Couple on a Hammock in Kauai, HIRomantic November Vacation in Kauai
Virginia Countryside Colors in AutumnVirginia Late Autumn Colors

Virginia in Early November

If you don't mind trading in the beach for some fresh autumn air in November, Virginia is a fabulous place to visit and tour. While the foliage may have already peaked in the Western part of the state, Eastern and Coastal areas may still have patches of beautiful colors, especially in early November. Besides scenic drives through the foliage, there’s picture-perfect small towns and plenty of wineries where you can sample some of the region’s Sauvignon Blanc.

Romantic Virginia B&BWhite Moose Inn
Boutique Inn Shenandoah Mountains VARoom at the White Moose Inn
  • White Moose Inn – this very boutique-ish inn just might be the most stylish and romantic Virginia B&B you’ll find near the Shenandoah Mountains. King Beds, luxury bath amenities, complimentary happy hour and country breakfast await. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Virginia B&B’s: 94% - Excellent. (291 Main St, Washington VA  540-675-3207)

Best Autumn Foliage states in November:

warm Late-Autumn Hotel getaways:

hollywood, fl

  • Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel - Italian style, affordable luxury, steps to the beach. 2023 ERV Rating* for November Hotel Getaways: 96% - Excellent. (2007 North Ocean Dr, Hollywood FL 954-367-6084)

San Diego, ca

  • Hotel Marisol Coronado - Romantic 15-room inn on a quiet street, walk to the beach, free bike rentals. 2023 ERV Rating* for Autumn Getaways in San Diego: 94% - Excellent. (1017 Park Pl, Coronado CA 619-365-4677)

Warmest U.S. November Vacation Spots

Pool at the Hyatt Centric Resort in Key West, FloridaImagine Your November Afternoons Poolside at the Hyatt Centric Resort, Key West FL
  • Florida Keys - one of the very few spots where you most likely can ocean swim in November! Temps usually reach a high of 78 or 79 F, and the chances of hurricanes or tropical storms is quite low. Photo above is the very nice Hyatt Centric Resort in Key West, FL.
  • Hawaii - No surprise here, expect daytime highs in the low 80's on all the islands, with nice beach days and ocean swimming.
  • Palm Springs, CA - you can count on plenty of sunshine and reasonably warm and dry temperatures (average highs of 78 F) for Palm Springs, Palm Desert and the rest of the communities in the Coachella Valley. 

South Padre Island, Texas

Margaritaville Beach Resort on a Beautiful November DayPools & Palms, Margaritaville Resort, South Padre Island
  • Margaritaville Beach Resort - If ocean swimming, beachside bars and dining with sunsets sounds good to you on a November afternoon, try out this completely remodelled resort on the Southern corner of South Padre Island. What Other Guests Liked: Free Margaritas on Arrival...Beautiful Pools with Cabanas. 2023 ERV Rating*: 76% - Good. (310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island TX 956-761-6551)

Even though it’s the off-season, don’t worry, South Padre Island is open year round. November is a nice quieter month to visit with daytime high temps solidly in the mid 70’s with some nice ocean breeze on many days. 

La Jolla, CA november getaways

View of the Ocean and Sunset from Scripps Inn, La Jolla CASunset at Scripps Inn, La Jolla CA
Room at the Scripps Inn, La Jolla CAScripps Inn Romantic Room
  • Scripps Inn - It's a crime to visit La Jolla in November and not stay close to the ocean. The Scripps Inn not only makes sure you've got one of the best waterfront locations, but Deluxe Rooms & Suites here give you your own private balcony or lanai to really appreciate the sunsets and warm breezes. What Other Guests Liked: Short walk to dining and shops...Nearby kayak tours. 2023 ERV Rating*: 90% - Excellent. (555 Coast Blvd South, La Jolla CA 855-816-5595)

This Southern California seaside community in the northern part of San Diego will make you forget your November blahs quickly. The SoCal coast is renowned for having some of the best weather in the U.S., just right for seaside dinners on the patio, and scenic cliff walks. 

Oregon Coast

Inn at Cannon Beach at NightInn at Cannon Beach, OR
Spacious Jetted Tub for 2 Persons in a Suite at the Inn at Cannon Beach, OregonJACUZZI® Tub Suite, Inn at Cannon Beach
  • Inn at Cannon Beach - Situated within walking distance to Haystack Rock, the Inn at Cannon Beach gets high marks for comfortable rooms, free continental breakfast and beautiful grounds with Adirondack chairs for relaxing. Snuggling up in one of their suites with fireplace and JACUZZI® Tub is absolutely where you want to be on a stormy November night! What Other Guests Liked: Coffee & fresh baked cookies in the lobby daily...Short walk to the beach, and short drive into town. 2023 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. (3215 South Hemlock St, Cannon Beach OR 503-436-9085) To see more jetted tubs for 2 in hotels and inns along the Oregon Coast, make sure to check out our guide to Romantic Oregon Whirlpool Suites.
Couple Walking along Cannon Beach on an Autumn MorningNovember on the Oregon Coast - Few People, Low Prices & Exciting Ocean Walks

While November is not the height of storm watching season, a few nights here this time of year can be a great romantic getaway in Oregon by the ocean. Mid to late fall brings invigorating walks and beach combing, low season prices, and first pick of a wide range of accommodation.

Average Temps at November Destinations

  • Chicago - only daytime highs of 48 F, and rains falls about 1/2 of the days in the month.
  • Miami - nice warm highs of 78 F, and good amounts of sunshine.
  • Phoenix, AZ - nice and dry highs of 76 F, and the usual amounts of sun.
  • Denver, CO - chilly temps are here, with highs of 52 F, and a slight chance of some snowfall.
  • Toronto, ON - highs of just 46 F, with freezing temps at night common towards the latter part of the month.
  • Houston, TX - pleasant high temperatures of 72 F, with just over 4 inches of precipitation during the month.
  • Las Vegas - 67 F for the usual high during the day, with very little chance of precipitation

Best Canadian Destinations in November

Relaxing in the Hot Thermal Pools By the Sea on an Autumn Morning at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria BCEarly November Morning at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel Pool in Victoria, BC
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel - a truly wonderful oceanfront hotel on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and just a few minutes drive from downtown Victoria. What sets this hotel apart is their Boathouse Spa & Baths with the seaside pools. They maintain a temperature of over 90 F year round, so you can swim outdoors here even in November! Away from the pools, the resort has dining on site, afternoon tea, the cozy Snug Pub, and rooms with deep soaker tubs and ocean views. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Victoria BC Hotels: 92% - Excellent. (1175 Beach Dr, Victoria BC 800-668-7758) 

November is not a great month to travel to and see Canada. Many places don't yet have snow, but cold weather has set in pretty much everywhere, and the trees are bare in many provinces. Shorter days mean less daylight hours to sight see, and of course, you won't be anywhere near a beach in this part of the year.

But...we do have one unique suggestion for a romantic Canadian getaway in November: Victoria BC, which is also the warmest place in Canada in November, with a average high of 51 F (10 C). Even though it's rainy season, there is much to see and do here that is not weather dependent, and you're never far away from an English-style pub or afternoon tea house.    

St. Simons, GA

November Sunset at Ocean Lodge Resort, St Simons Island GASunset on Your Own Private Terrace, Ocean Lodge, St Simons GA
  • Ocean Lodge - this luxurious ocean front lodge gets rave reviews by couples ("a gem", "a marvelous adult getaway, quiet and relaxing" ), and you're going to love the European-style feel of the rooms and the rooftop restaurant with ocean views. What Other Guests Liked: Large rooms...Great rooftop lounge...Friendly and knowledgable staff. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic St. Simons GA Hotels: 94% - Excellent. (935 Beachview Drive, Demere Park GA  912-291-4300)  

Florida and California are not the only places to go for warm getaways in November. Georgia's St. Simons Island is an ideal low-season vacation spot, and weather wise, expect highs around 70F in the first half of November, with things cooling a bit as the end of the month approaches. Still very nice weather for a walk on the Fishing Pier, checking out the Lighthouse Museum, or renting a bike and exploring this charming community. 

More Late Fall & Winter Travel Ideas:

Important November 2023 Travel dates:

Having in mind the following dates when planning your November vacation can help you avoid busy travel dates, crowds at airports and higher prices. It can also give you heads-up regarding possible online travel deals...  

  • Veterans Day: Saturday Nov 11, 2023
  • Remembrance Day (Canada): Saturday Nov 11, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday Nov 23, 2023
  • Black Friday: Friday Nov 24, 2023
  • Cyber Monday: Monday Nov 27, 2023

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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