9 Places To Visit In USA In October

places to visit in usa in october
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There’s nothing more exciting than waiting for October. With winter knocking at the doors during this season, the weather remains quite pleasant and crisp, making it suitable for you to visit USA this season. Also, the month ushers the Halloween spirit with innumerable theme parties and events scheduled. October is the right time to plan for your yearly vacations, parties, harvest-related functions at the wineries, and deck your home up for the upcoming season brimming with festivals. So, check out these things to do and numerous places to visit in USA in October and plan your trip accordingly.

1. New England, USA

Fall Foliage, New England
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New England is one of the most prominent places in USA that is known for its immense beauty and vibrant sceneries. If you are visiting during October, New England should be on your list without any doubt due to its colorful display of foliage across the city. The drive from Boston to New England is filled with many breathtaking views and thrilling experiences. You can visit the beautiful White Mountains and capture as many photos as you want. If you are an avid photographer, then Kancamagus Highway is the best place for you to capture some beautiful moments. Also, not to forget about the charming North Conway that has some of the best sightseeing destinations for you. So, what are you waiting for?

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2. Los Angeles, CA

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A sprawling city located in the Californian region, Los Angeles is known to be the center of attraction for the Hollywood film industry. Most of the prominent Hollywood studios like Paramount Studios, Universal, and Warner Brothers, and many more are located here. Los Angeles hosts the National Hispanic Heritage Month that begins in September and ends mid-October. Here, people are known to recognize the sacrifices and contributions that the Hispanic and Latino Americans made for their country to promote its heritage, history, and spectacular culture across the globe. Now, if you get a chance to explore its beauty and take active participation in promoting the same, don’t miss it! Schedule your vacation in October to experience this month-long event.

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3. New York City, NY

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The heart of USA, New York City consists of five boroughs that sit together where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city is known to be listed amongst the most populous cities in the US and the world. Also, known as the significant commercial, financial, and cultural center around the globe, this place has many iconic sites such as skyscrapers, Empire State Building, Sprawling Center Park, and Broadway Theater. New York City is also known for hosting Columbus Day celebrations every season, which is also a national holiday in most of the countries in America. This festival is organized to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus, who reached the banks of the Americas on October 12th, 1492. The festival occurs in October every year.

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4. Randall Island, NY

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Randalls and Wards Islands is another famous destination within the United States, that is known for its beauty and pleasant atmosphere. Also, known as conjoined islands, this place is separated from New York City and Queens by the River Harlem and East River, respectively. You can visit Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. Also, don’t miss out on taking part in the Indigenous People’s Day celebrations that happens here every October. Considered to be a national holiday, this festival is celebrated honoring the Native Americans for their contributions to America’s eternal culture and history. So, make sure that you have booked your tickets for the next October to Randall Islands.

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5. Knoxville, TN

Situated on the Tennessee River, Knoxville is a city that is known for its infrastructure, shops, and restaurants that were built during the 19th century. Promoting its art and culture in the Museum of East Tennessee History, this place also features many artifacts of the Civil War. So, if you want to know about the history of America, you know where to plan your visit. Also, not to forget, Knoxville hosts The Great Llama Race in October. You can visit the World’s Fair Park and experience the unusual event with your children and family.

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6. Providence, RI

The capital city of Rhode Island, Providence is the home to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. The presence of RISD Museum enhances the beauty of the place by promoting American Art and silver. If you want to see the streets that were designed in the 18th and 19th centuries, you must visit this place once in your life. If you love creativity and want to visit a place that is full of unique creations, then you must plan your trip to Providence that hosts Newport International Oktoberfest where you will also get to see many live music shows. Many prominent artists from different parts of the world visit Providence during October to perform live in front of millions of people. So, when are you planning a visit here?

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7. Salt Lake City, UT

One of the most populous cities and the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City, offers numerous attractions such as Temple Square, Red Butte Garden, Utah State Capitol Building, and Hogle Zoo. Also, you have a chance to participate in Utah Paranormal Expo that is held in October every year. This place organizes many paranormal events during this season, where you can explore the phenomena folklore, supernatural activities, and many non-scientific bodies of knowledge that you wouldn’t have heard before.

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8. Portland, ME

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Known to be the largest city of Oregon, Portland is famous for its parks, bridges, bicycle paths, and many more sightseeing places. You can also enhance your experience by grabbing a beer at the microbreweries or having a coffee with your families and friends at the beautiful coffeehouses. Don’t forget to visit the Iconic Washington Park that is located in this place. Portland is also known for hosting the Harvest On the Harbor festival that brings people together from different regions to promote their unique cuisine. Held in October, you can also take part in the event and promote your country’s food and culture here.

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9. Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA

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Located between the tip and the elbow of Cape Cod, Wellfleet is a small town in Barnstable County of Massachusetts, USA. If you are planning a trip to visit Wellfleet, you must include Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail onto your travel bucket list. Have you heard of Wellfleet Oysterfest? If not, then you must visit this place to know more about it. Over 300 people every year participate in a festival where they promote aquaculture and Wellfleet’s shellfishing to the people who have come to explore the beauty of the place. So, get in touch with them and celebrate the festival, grooving to fascinating music, exploring art, and enjoying the food at this place.

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The trip doesn't end here

Once you have explored the above destinations, there are many things that you can do to enhance your experience in USA during October. If it’s possible you can also extend your trip until December, spending the last quarter of the year to explore the beauty of the place. Don’t forget to capture the moments that you are spending here during and after the fall.

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