Best Getaway Ideas for Columbus Weekend
October might be the best month for traveling. You get to avoid crowds, enjoy the weather without being too cold or too hot and the best part is you can travel with cheaper prices before the winter season begins.
This is exactly why Columbus Day Weekend is one of our favorite long weekends. Ideal for taking a quick trip to enjoy fall colors with your family and friends.
If this all sounds good but you are not sure where to go, here are some suggestions:
1) Aspen, CO
Now you might know Aspen for its famous skiing facilities. However, Aspen in fall means beautiful views for hiking. You can enjoy the nice weather with fewer people. Aspen is usually known as an expensive place to visit but after summer tourists leave and just before the winter tourists arrive, you can actually visit Aspen with the best prices in October.
If you are planning to make a road trip to Aspen, make sure to drive by the incredibly scenic Independence Pass, one of the most breathtaking roads in the US. If you are traveling from further locations you can rent a SUV on Carla App to drive smoother on the roads.
2) Miami, FL
If you cannot accept the fact that summer is over and want to celebrate the diverse cultures Miami can be your destination. On Columbus Day which will be celebrated on October 10 this year, Miami has a huge festival that brings people together from all over the world.
Events in Miami include a celebration of the culture, traditions, and heritage of the Caribbean through dance, music, entertainers, food, and much more.
3) Big Sur, CA
Once August passes, crowds in Big Sur start to disperse, leaving more room for visitors to wander on the coast and the mountains. Temperatures in October, on average, range from the high 70s to the mid-40s. One of the best things to do in Big Sur is to enjoy the beautiful drive. In fact, Big Sur has been named the most popular road trip in the world!
Highway 101 is full of dramatic coastlines, beautiful views, and curvy roads. There are lots of places to pull over and enjoy the views. Find a rental car for your needs on Carla App and take your time to enjoy the beauty around you.
4) Pocono Mountains, PA
If you love observing fall foliage, Pocono Mountains is the place for you. October is the best month to see the colors changing and Pocono Mountains offers many activities for this including air tours and hiking routes with breathtaking views.