October is one of the most exciting months of the year for kids, because of Halloween, but it’s one of the longest months of the year for grown-ups. Summer vacation is now squarely in the rear-view mirror, and the winter holidays are still rather far away.
An environment like this is a great time to get away for a long weekend to give your batteries enough juice to keep you at your best. So, here is a list of some top fall vacation destinations, along with some useful planning tips.
Especially for those who live in the northeastern United States and who are into the relaxing, slow-paced vacation, the Berkshire Mountains are a great place to go for a few days. The weather is still warm enough for outdoor hiking and canoeing, and while you’re out and about, you’re almost certain to catch a few glimpses of those vaunted fall New England colors. This part of New England has a rich cultural history for you to explore as well.
On trips like these, it’s a good idea to maximize travel reward points. Many merchants offer more points for travelling at certain times of day, and many others offer bonus points because October is something of a slow season.
New York City
Everyone should go to the Big Apple at least once. For many people, once is enough, but for many others, once is just enough to get a taste of what the city has to offer. In addition to the Statute of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building, check out some lesser-known New York institutions. Ride in a subway after dark, take at least one taxi ride, and never eat anything that you can eat at home.
Make NYC even more of an adventure by looking for discounts. When you get home, you’ll probably want to tell people about the cheap Broadway show you saw as opposed to the view of the skyline that most people have seen a thousand times already.
There are lots of all-inclusive resorts on this island, which means you never reach for your purse or wallet during your stay. Culturally, the DR is a great place to be as well. It’s easy to travel there and most people speak English, yet the distinctively Afro-Cuban vibe really takes you away. There’s a lot of things to see as well, such as some super-nice beaches, some classic Spanish architecture, and more than a few world-class museums.
Particularly in a place like the Caribbean, travelling with a group is usually a great idea. You can split expenses several ways and always have a little bit of home with you.
With all the great places to go and the travel deals available, there’s no reason to spend October pining over the days of your summer vacation or mentally crossing off the days until Thanksgiving. Start researching your trip today, and you can be someplace new by tomorrow.