October is when the weather really starts warning you about winter. August's breezes and September's cooling nights give way to windbreaker days and chilly nights. When you think about romantic getaways in October, you can go a lot of places. Without too many holidays to get in the way, the hardest part may be in avoiding the crowds. Of course, being in a crowd makes it easier to tell when you're with someone truly special; they're still the only person you see, no matter how many others are around.
the Haunted Happenings celebration and feel the spell your lover casts on you.
Sand Castle Days , when some serious sand castles are created, and the Roar By the Shore, a huge motorcycle rally that thunders for four whole days.
Walt Disney World , this is your chance. You save a bundle by renting a place not connected to Disney, and since the kids are in school you can enjoy the romantic time together in peace. The Food and Wine Festival in October is a distinctly grown-up event with some enjoyably child-like undertones.
Dia de Los Muertos , or the Day of the Dead . Celebrating life and death is a great way to affirm your connection to the person you want to spend the rest of your days with.
the Rathskeller for some Oktoberfest libations before you stroll up and down the Monon Trail with your sweetheart.
the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway . Not only will you see some incredible leaf colors, but you'll also see Mount Rushmore in the background. You can even take some time to enjoy Custer State Park and celebrate the great decision to be together while laughing at some of history's best-known bad decisions.
The National Apple Harvest Festival happens in October, and Gettysburg turns into a mecca of the yummy fruits.
Maritime Museum , Aquarian and Planetarium , so you can explore history, the ocean and the entire universe together. That's a pretty ambitious travel itinerary.
Sagra del Tordo is a festival where you can check out all kinds of genuine Tuscan traditions dating back centuries, including archery and drum parades.