Cheap Getaways in October
Although the dropping temperatures are a sure sign that summer is over, fall brings exciting and affordable vacation opportunities all over the U.S. Spend a weekend celebrating fall with apple cider, hayrides, haunted houses, and other great October activities. Choose to stay in a vacation rental, and you'll have one of the best cheap getaways in October.
- Tour the Witch House , the only structure in Salem with direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
- Wander into the Pioneer Village and experience Puritan village life in the 1620s.
- Watch a chilling performance of a witch trial at the Witch Dungeon Museum .
The Newport Mansions , set against the backdrop of beautiful autumn foliage. At night, take part in WaterFire , in which over 100 sparkling bonfires are lit and sent down the local rivers of downtown Providence.
Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival , which features over 300 vendors filled with fine art, arts and crafts, and of course shrimp. Celebrating over 40 years on the gulf's gorgeous beaches, this festival takes you back to those days of summer concerts, sand sculpting competitions, and more.
Mt. McKinley is a must; the tundra provides endless subjects for photographers, including plant and animal life. You can easily spend a week here in pursuit of autumn photography at Denali National Park , Wonder Lake , and the backcountry area.
Woodstock and Fairlee, characterized by beautiful forested mountains, open farmlands, and quiet historic villages. If you're looking for some local flavor, stop by the Dutton Berry Farm in Manchester and pick up some locally produced maple syrup.
Ironman triathlon championships in Kona.
Bar Harbor, Maine, is the perfect hiking destination for families. Kids will love observing more than 40 different species of animals, including bobcats and marine species. Drive on the mountain roads to see the stunning rocky coastline and, of course, don't miss the sounds of Thunder Hole rumbling nearby.
the Carolina Renaissance Festival on weekends in October where you can reenact life in Medieval Europe. The Artisan Marketplace features over 100 artisans displaying all sorts of handmade crafts, perfect for the upcoming holiday season. You'll also enjoy jousting tournaments, a feast fit for a king, and elaborate performances.