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Travelzoo editor Gabe Saglie takes us to five destinations not too far from home. And with the beautiful weather and the leaves changing colors, this is a good time for an autumn getaway.

Virginia Hotel, Cape May
• With only 24 rooms, this beach-themed hotel embodies the spirit of the town's seaside Victorian character
• In the heart of the historic district; Washington St. Mall and the beach are less than a 5-minute walk
• Voted the No. 1 Hotel in the Mid-Atlantic by Conde Nast Traveler readers and Cape May is listed by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors
o $99/nt. (50% off) w/breakfast
 Travel thru Dec. 22, inc. peak fall foliage dates in Jersey Shore (late Oct. thru early Nov.)

Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, Oxford, MD
• Victorian waterfront mansion right on the bay, between the Choptank and Tred Avon rivers
• Wander the tree-lined streets of Colonial-era Oxford (founded in 1683, it's one of MD’s oldest and most charming towns) and walk 10 minutes to Scottish Highland Creamery -- rated among the top five ice cream shops in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
• Recently upgraded suites have flat-screen TVs and historic touches (claw-foot tubs and screened porches)
o $249 for a 2-night stay (54% off) w/breakfast delivered to your room
 Travel thru Jan., inc. peak fall foliage dates in MD (mid Oct. thru early Nov.)

The Black Swan Inn, The Berkshires
• Quaint property on the shores of Laurel Lake
• There are kayak and boat rental onsite, and rooms feature private balconies overlooking the Lake
• The Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood and the Lee Premium Outlets are within a 15-minute drive
o $79-$89/nt. in a Deluxe Lakefront Room w/breakfast
 Travel thru Dec., inc, peak fall foliage dates in the Berkshires (early to mid-Oct.)

1740 House, Bucks Co., PA
• Fully remodeled 18th century farmstead situated along the Delaware River
• Hotel sits on the Delaware Canal State Park, w/a 60-mile path for biking, hiking, fishing or kayaking
• Art galleries & antique shops of the vibrant villages New Hope, Pa. and Lambertville, N.J. are 15 min. away
o $119/nt. (40% off) w/breakfast
 Travel thru Oct. inc. peak fall foliage dates in Bucks Co. (mid to late Oct.)

Golden Plough Inn, New Hope, PA
• Charming property close to Peddler’s Village, which features cobblestone streets and more than 60 shops selling clothing, cookware, books and other items
• Travel during fall festivals, including Scarecrow Festival, October Feast and Apple Festival
• Includes breakfast at Buttonwood Grill, winner of two OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards
o $149/nt. (60% off) w/breakfast, cheese tasting & tickets to the fully restored Grand Carousel from the 1922 World's Fair
 Travel thru Nov. 30 inc, peak fall foliage dates in Peddler’s Village (mid to late Oct.)