Where to Travel in OctoberArticle filed under: Travel Destinations
Autumn leaves are frequently looked over when you are traveling through your home town. In order to truly appreciate the beauty of fall and all of the colors that come with it, taking a holiday trip may help you see the wonders of the world with a different perspective. Here are some ideas on where to travel in October. You’ll also find corresponding activities to help you experience October at its full potential.
Borley, Essex, England
If you are looking for a place to travel in October that has a spooky adventure to correspond with Halloween festivities, the Borley Rectory house in Borley, Essex, England is the most famous haunted house story in England. It was destroyed in a fire in 1939, and the tail of the Rectory home is still a controversial tail today. Along with visiting the site, make sure to stroll the unpopulated area as its peaceful surroundings, despite its haunted past, bring color, light, and joy to its viewers.
If you are looking for the perfect road trip, the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway in the Black Hills National Forest will suit you. It winds its way around spiraling bridges disappears through rock tunnels, and climbs over pristine mountains. On the Byway you can see Mt. Rushmore, Harney Peak, Sylvan Lake, and the Needle’s eye back dropped with red and golden leaves.
October is the perfect time to travel to Venice, as it isn’t heavily populated with tourists at this time. This city of canals, bridges, colors, and masks forces you to explore the city by foot because of its lack of motor transportation and allows for an active trip. The fair weather will make Venice much more enjoyable as it is scorching during the summer, and cloudy and windy during the winter. Venice is thriving in its locality during this time of the year and is an amazing site to see.
The Rocky Mountains, Alberta
You can’t beat the scenery of the fall foliage in the Canadian Rocky Mountain chain in Alberta’s Banff or Jasper National Parks. Experience the rainbow of colors on the Banff Gondola or Jasper Tramway. This entire trip is an amazing photo opportunity, so don’t forget your camera.
If you are looking for where to travel in October that is full of activities, drinking, and eating, Oktoberfest is the trip for you. Oktoberfest is a well-known 16-day festival held in Munich, Germany where traditional food and drink is consumed in vast amounts. Almost 7 million liters of Oktoberfest Beer is served.
For those of you who are seeking activities and adventure, bouldering in Fontainebleau, France, is your answer. It is described as the best bouldering area in Europe if not the world. The forest that surrounds Fontainebleau makes a magical setting in October when the leaves are turning. This activity sometimes requires brute strength, but mostly takes skills in balance, footwork, and technique. Some knowledge of bouldering should be in order before you travel in October to France on a whim.
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