Best Places to Visit in October
Celebrate fall with a great vacation featuring some of our favorite October events like spooky Halloween activities and leaf-peeping excursions.
OktoberfestJoin the 6 million visitors who head to Munich each fall for beers and brats at the classic Bavarian Oktoberfest. Our Oktoberfest travel guide gives you the scoop on the best biergartens, culture and fun during the multiday, beer-fueled festival.
New EnglandHit the road for some serious leaf-peeping on a road trip through New England. Mother Nature’s autumn show kicks off at the Canadian border and makes its first appearance in the northern states like Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in early September. As the month progresses, the colors move south where the final colors fade away in early to mid-November.
South DakotaTake in a dazzling display of vibrant orange, yellow and red leaves on a trip along South Dakota’s Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Leaf-peepers can enjoy fall’s kaleidoscopic colors as well as a view of Mount Rushmore against the backdrop of the Black Hills.
BoulderingTake advantage of the crisp fall air, and bring along a crash pad for a bouldering adventure. Bouldering is an extreme type of rock climbing where boulderers scale extra-large boulders, starting at 10-15 feet high and "high balls" exceeding 25-feet high, relying on technique and fearlessness without any harnesses or ropes.
Best Haunted HousesScare yourself silly on Halloween with a trip to the country’s spookiest haunted houses. These terrifying attractions rely on thrilling technology and old-fashioned terror to instill some Halloween fear in visitors.
Naughty Halloween PartiesLeave the trick or treating to the kids and don your wildest, sexiest or most creative costume for wild adults-only Halloween parties in Los Angeles, Las Vegas or New York.
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