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It’s not just the cool weather and shoulder-season discounts that make fall such a good time of the year to travel — Columbus Day and Veterans Day let you stretch a few of your weekends into mini-vacations, too. But even when you don’t have three days to get away, you can still squeeze a weekend escape into any fall weekend. Here are nine classic weekend getaways from across the U.S. that you can do on a modest budget.

Newport, R.I.

While many New Englanders will be traveling to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine for leaf peeping come fall, you’ll feel like you have Newport all to yourself on your weekend getaway — this cliff-side Rhode Island town is most popular in summer and less crowded once the leaves change.

The water will be too cold for swimming in October and November, but Newport’s fine dining scene, Cliff Walk, mansion tours, Coastal Wine Trail and shops make for a fun alternative to sun and sand. The International Boat Show and Newport Restaurant Week are both celebrated in fall as well.

Where to stay:The Attwater. Located right downtown, this boutique hotel comes complete with a spa and onsite cafe, and typically offers fall getaway discounts.

Catskills, N.Y.

Just two hours from New York City, the Catskill Mountains are an ideal weekend getaway destination for the Mid-Atlantic crowd….