October is a beautiful month to travel. The warm days are transitioning into brisk afternoons. The colors, smells and sights of fall are everywhere. Don’t miss this chance for one last road trip to one of these destinations where you can take in all the sights of October.
October is the best time of the year to visit the most popular tourist attractions. The weather is still nice, but the crowds have died down.
Grand Canyon– Autumn is a great time to visit the Grand Canyon. With the kids back in school and parents back to work, there are far fewer tourists competing for hotel rooms and trail territory. Temperatures around this time range from the mid-20s to mid-70s. Make sure to pack some warm clothes.
Washington, D.C.- Once summer ends, the hordes of seasonal tourists empty out of the nation’s capital. This will leave plenty of room for you to museum hop, explore the monuments and enjoy D.C.’s blossoming culinary scene. Take this opportunity to get those magnificent shots with your camera from Buydig.com.
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Ashville, NC– Located along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, the views of fall foliage are unparalleled. Recognized as a top U.S. foodie destination you can enjoy sampling the town’s exquisite culinary offerings on your visit as well.
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina & Tennessee– This national park is one of the most visited in the U.S. for good reason. There are more than 100 species of native trees . This puts on a remarkable autumn display of gold, orange, crimson, and purple. With 800 miles of scenic roads and hiking trails, you could spend days exploring these stunning forests with your camera.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon- This natural border carved into the mountain between southern Washington and northern Oregon has cottonwoods, big-leaf maples, Oregon ash and twisted pines bursting with color. You can take in the golden and bronze hues while driving along the Columbia River, hiking a variety of trails, or rafting down the river wearing your GoPro.
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Transylvania, Romania- The immortalized home of the infamous vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror novel, Transylvania’s snow-covered peaks, winding medieval streets and drafty castles make for the perfect Halloween destination.
Salem, Massachusetts- October is one of the best times to visit the “witch town” . It is known for its sinister past and spooky aura. For the entire month of October, Haunted Happenings takes over Salem to celebrate Halloween and fall in the area.
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Wine and Bike- The California Redwoods Bike Tour includes biking, hiking and wine tasting in the Russian River wine country. The Alexander Valley, Redwood Country and along the spectacular Lost Coast. Strap on your GoPro HERO5 from Buydig.com for the 6-day round-trip tour that departs from Santa Rosa, California. It includes all meals, bikes and accommodations.
Before winter arrives, pack your camera and consider our recommendations for places to visit this October.