The month of November is when temperatures drop to chilly autumn lows in the northeastern and midwestern regions of the United States. Those seeking warmer weather would do best to head south where the climate is consistently warmer. According to U.K. newspaper the Telegraph, some of the most popular states to travel in November include Florida, Louisiana and California. Arizona is another viable option because of its warm and arid climate.
According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), Florida's temperatures seldom drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in November. For beach and fishing vacations, visit the Tampa Bay or Sarasota regions, both of which have white-sand beaches. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge boasts the world's longest fishing piers (skywaypiers.com). Fishing enthusiasts can also visit the annual Mullet Smoke-Off on Terra Ceia Island (dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/tampabay/calendar/mullet.htm). For boating, go to Miami for the annual Miami Boat Show (miamiboatshow.com).
For live music and Cajun food, visit New Orleans. Stay at the Hotel Monteleone (hotelmonteleone.com) on Royal Street, or the India House Hostel (indiahousehostel.com) on South Lopez Street. Stroll over to Pravda (pravdaofnola.com) on Decatur Street for drinks in a gothic-style environment. Get your tarot cards read in Jackson Square. For an authentic bayou experience, visit the city of Houma, home of the United Houma Nation (unitedhoumanation.org). Daytime temperatures average about 55 degrees Farenheit, according to NCDC.
Daytime temperatures in Southern California average between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit according to the Telegraph. Southern California has over 241 different hikes to choose from (localhikes.com/MSA/MSA_4472.asp), making Southern California a favorite destination for hikers. For luxury lodgings, casinos and swimming, visit Palm Springs, a community with many resorts, spas and restaurants. In nearby Los Angeles, you can stroll along the eclectic Venice Beach (venicebeach.com) and enjoy the Santa Monica Pier (santamonicapier.org).
For a desert getaway, visit Tucson. Stay at the famous Hotel Congress (hotelcongress.com) and hike Saguaro National Park (nps.gov/sagu/) for breathtaking views of cacti and sunsets. Visit the nearby 300 year-old San Xavier Mission (sanxaviermission.org/). For a spiritual vacation, visit Sedona to find holistic retreats and activities. If you love art, visit Sedona's First Fridays sedonagalleryassociation.com). Daytime temperatures average 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, with significantly cooler temperatures at night, according to NCDC.