The 15 Best Travel Destinations in October 2022 in the US and Beyond – Good Housekeeping | Gmx Pharm

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Summer vacations are always fun, but traveling from June to August can often be overwhelming with intense heat, large crowds and expensive airfares. So when you book your next trip with your partner, friends or family, choose to travel in October. Not only are plane tickets and hotels significantly cheaper, but traveling in October is the perfect way to recharge your batteries and help you get through the last two months of the year.

If you’re wondering where to go in october, you are in the right place. Whether you’re looking for a warm-weather tropical beach to escape the looming cold temperatures at home, or you’re hoping for a cheap (but really cool!) destination in Europe, there are so many different places to explore. So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to start planning that last-minute vacation (hey, treat yourself!). It’s time to start packing!

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Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is home to beautiful blue waters, cotton candy sunsets, and a variety of tropical resorts that offer tourists a wide range of accommodation choices. The great thing about vacationing in Nassau is that most hotels are all-inclusive, giving you access to food, drink, and activities for a fixed price. Be sure to visit local food tours and straw markets, as well as the rum distilleries. And for those who want to enjoy a more relaxed, kid-free trip, Sandals Royal Bahamian is an adult-only resort with 10 restaurants, eight bars, seven pools AND a private island.

Charleston, South Carolina

New-York, New-York

There is nothing more beautiful than New York in the fall. Enjoy the truly stunning fall foliage in Central Park while hiking, biking, or boating. There is also a zoo on its 800+ acres where you can get tickets for as little as $20. In addition to the food trucks scattered throughout the park, Central Park also offers eight different restaurants and cafes. If you’re looking for more of a real city experience, visit one of the city’s 145 museums. Catch a Broadway show (Wednesday matinees often have the cheapest tickets), experience new cuisines, shop, attend a concert, and more. Bonus: If you travel in October, you can also beat the summer crowds and long lines at major attractions like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty.

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Florence, Italy

Take advantage of the low season and say “ciao!” to Italy. The weather is still warm, while hotels and local attractions are more affordable (and manageable). If you’re an expert at budgeting, you might even be able to find hotel accommodations and vacation rentals for as little as $94 a night. October is the perfect time for tourists to take long walks and explore unique architecture, like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Piazza Duomo (pictured here). Honeymooners can enjoy a romantic meal for two with tasty bites from the famous San Lorenzo market. Meanwhile, festival-goers will love exploring the many food and arts festivals happening across the city.

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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

If you prefer to spend most of your vacation in a bathing suit, you should book a flight to Puerto Viejo as soon as possible. October is the month with the cheapest flights to Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo has everything you could want on vacation – water sports, hiking, ziplining, snorkeling, nightlife, shopping and even animal sanctuaries to visit. It is the perfect choice whether you are traveling with your family, friends or partner. The only thing you have to worry about is what cocktail you’ll be sipping on the beach at happy hour.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

If you love fresh air, nature and wildlife, a trip to Yellowstone sounds like the ideal vacation. Not only do hotels in the area start from $90 a night ($15 if you’re camping), but the approaching winter means wildlife is on full display. Bears, wolves, moose, elk, bison, otters, and foxes can be seen in almost every area of ​​the park. Hike, walk or fish and spend your time taking photos to show your friends and family when you get home. Certain campsites start closing in October (or earlier), so make sure you confirm your sleeping arrangements ahead of time.

Edinburgh, Scotland

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a rustic European beauty that stuns locals and tourists alike. Known for the Edinburgh International Festival and The Fringe, the latter is the largest annual international arts festival in the world, Edinburgh offers good weather, smaller crowds and longer daylight hours in October. It’s a great time exploring medieval architecture, the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh Castle and Inchcolm Abbey while enjoying a sip or two between excursions thanks to the Scotch Whiskey Experience. Accommodation can cost as little as $14, with probably the most expensive part of your trip being the airfare. Fun fact: Edinburgh is often known for having a ‘nutty, toasted’ smell wafting through the streets due to all the local breweries and distilleries.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The gorgeous views and beautiful fall foliage make the Grand Canyon a great outdoor getaway before winter temperatures hit. As crowds drop dramatically after Labor Day, you and the family can go hiking and camp for a night or more, raft or just enjoy a scenic drive. Flights can be as little as $281 round trip and accommodation can be as little as $15 if you plan to camp in the park.

Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad’s stunning orange sunrises and sunsets are reason enough to vacation in Aruba. Try activities with the kids like cliff jumping, UTV island tours, submarine expeditions, visits to the local animal shelter, snorkeling, fishing and more. There are also plenty of exciting activities for adults such as nightlife bar hopping tours and sunset sails with dinner and drinks.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini calls those who want stunning sea views, fewer crowds and cheap airfares. Smaller airlines often offer round-trip tickets for as little as $108 per person. Stay in a hotel or save on expenses by renting an Airbnb, some for as little as $100 a night. With wineries, museums, hiking trails, beaches and boat tours, there is something for everyone. Plus, with its intimate coastal restaurants, sunset sails, hot springs and Virginia’s Cave Villas Oia, the island is a romantic getaway for those honeymooning.

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