"You might not think of heading south in the fall, but you should reconsider that — especially when it comes to Kentucky. The Kentucky Triangle is made up of three popular cities: Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah.

All feature gorgeous fall foliage and lots of events. In Bowling Green, you can take advantage of the weather to enjoy fall festivals and explore Mammoth Cave National Park. In Owensboro, you'll find lots of bourbon (perfect for fall!) and barbecue, as well as a great farmers' market. Paducah is a UNESCO Creative City, full of history and art, and there's a fun pumpkin patch to visit as well."

By Jessica Booth, Business Insider

See why western Kentucky is listed here for gorgeous fall foliage and autumn events!