Chill Out and Enjoy the Leaves With This Acoustic Fall Road Trip Playlist

Fall Road Trip Playlist

Ladies, grab your pumpkin spice lattes and let’s hit the road!

If your man is anything like mine, he doesn’t understand the value of a good picturesque autumn road trip with plenty of opportunities for festive photo ops — but that’s what we have our girlfriends for, right?


So many of our great writers here at A Girls Guide to Cars have given us hosts of great road trips so we can see all the gorgeous fall colors as the leaves change, so if you need a little inspiration, those posts will be littered throughout this article. But if you need some relaxing acoustic jams that are still a little edgy, I’m here to hook you up with a playlist you’ll love. And we’ll run you through a few of our favorites.

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Seasons – Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell’s “Seasons” is a great song for any time of year, but it opens with the description of summer nights and long warm days being stolen away — a perfect description of autumn if I’ve ever had one. This song always leaves me pensive, thinking about the things I want to do with my time now that the days are growing shorter and the weather growing colder.

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I Stay Away – Alice in Chains

I’ll admit it — I’m a fan of 1990s alternative music, and Alice in Chains will always have a special place in my heart. Every fall, I’m always listening to the Seattle band’s acoustic songs when I’m driving or taking a walk. “I Stay Away” is a classic that always has me singing along and feeling like I’m in the middle of an autumnal music video.

Flatlands – Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe’s music may not be for everyone, but “Flatlands” is a gorgeous ode to the beauty of nature and simplicity that anyone will love. Her description of “lined-up orchard trees” will have you running to pick apples.

The video I’ve included above is different from the album version, since it’s live — but it’s just as good for its own reasons, in large part because this one takes the spare vocals-and-guitar and transforms it with a violin.


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