Where to be in October

  • Get Tickets to the "Superbowl of Beer" in Denver, Colorado

    The Great American Beer Festival in Denver is affectionately known as the "Superbowl of Beer." This fall event presents the largest collection of American beers ever served in one place at one time. There are public tastings and private competitions, and every ticket includes an opportunity to have a one-ounce sample of more than 2,800 beers. 

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  • Scenic Drives and Great Food in Asheville, North Carolina

    Visit Asheville, North Carolina to experience the wonders of the Blue Ridge Parkway and more. If you're a "leaf peeper" drive this scenic parkway in the fall for one of the prime spots to watch leaves change. Asheville is also well known for its tasty breakfast and dinner spots. If you're a foodie, make sure to stop in at one of Asheville's many chef-owned restaurants for a bite. 

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  • Hot Air Balloons in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Have you heard of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? Well, now you have! Every October visitors travel to New Mexico from every corner of the world to launch and watch colorful hot air balloons sail through the air. Hundreds of balloons and hundreds of thousands of people participate in this over forty-year tradition.  

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  • Enjoy the Beach This Fall in Amelia Island, Florida

    The weather is always temperate in Amelia Island, Florida, just off the state's northeastern coast. With thirteen miles of beaches, renowned golf courses, camping and more, this island is a great pick for those in search of a warm winter getaway. 

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  • Get Sporty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    If you're a college football fan, no matter your team allegiance, you should flock to Louisiana State University's football stadium this October. Go witness the earthshaking energy as the Tigers play in the eighth largest stadium in the world. There's room for nearly 100,000 sports lovers. Grab yourself a seat! 

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  • Take a Walking Tour in Boston, Massachusetts

    The North East is beautiful in the fall, and there is just no better time to visit Boston. Take advantage of the brisk air and colorful foliage and embark on a self-guided walking tour. You can explore the freedom trail, Beacon Hill or one of the many literary landmarks that dot this historic and beautiful American city. 

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  • Germany in Georgia: Savannah's Oktoberfest

    Celebrate Oktoberfest stateside with wiener dog racing and bratwurst tastings on Savannah's historic waterfront. Germany comes to Georgia at this festival on River Street that welcomes all. Beer lovers, Germans, or none of the above, you're bound to find fun at this charming family-friendly event. 

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  • The World's Largest Fair: Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

    If you're going to hit one Oktoberfest in the world this fall, visit Munich's sixteen-day celebration. This festival is the original Oktoberfest and the Oktoberfest to which all other Oktoberfests aspire. Nearly seven million beer enthusiasts participate every year. Along with Munich-brewed beer, fair-goers enjoy a wide variety of delicious German delicacies. 

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  • Golf in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    This popular beach destination is also must-visit for golfers. There are over a hundred courses, and it's golf weather all year round. The abundance of options means great prices for those seeking a little tee time on the green. It's local knowledge that October and April are the best months to have a go. 

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  • Go Abroad This Fall: Madrid, Spain

    This Spanish capital city is the third largest city in Europe. Its art and cultural offerings are unparalleled, and October is the perfect time to visit as the weather is the most pleasant it will be all year. Take a tour of the "Golden Triangle of Art" to see three of the top art museums in the world, and that's just the start. 

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Poh