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8 Fall Travel Ideas

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If you’re not heading anywhere exciting for Labor Day, don’t fret – some of the best vacations you can take come during the fall. At our EWR Airport parking company, we urge our customers to plan a trip in October or November because airfare prices tend to drop (as long as it’s before Thanksgiving) and you can often save some extra money when it comes to lodging and attractions.

Here are a few ideas for this year:

Oktoberfest

Nothing says fall like an Octoberfest, and for an authentic, one-of-a-kind experience, head to the original “Oktoberfest” in Munich, Germany. It’s not only the world’s largest folk festival (with more than six million people in attendance every year), but it’s also much more than just beer. You’ll find a huge parade, jewelry, food, rides, performances, and more. This year, the festival runs from September 19th to October 4th.

Boston

New England is infamous for its fall foliage, and come mid- to late-October, the city of Boston boasts beautiful colors or red, orange, yellow, and brown. It also boasts a rich history, lots of great food, and entertainment. Head there in the fall to enjoy crisp, chilly weather that’s perfect for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

Paris

As the temperature cools down in France, there will be fewer tourists flocking to the City of Love. This makes fall a great time to visit. You’ll enjoy lower airfare, lower hotel prices, and no crowds at popular tourist sights. In addition, outdoor attractions like Versailles and the Palais-Royal Gardens bloom beautifully in the fall.

Day of the Dead

If you’ve never been to Mexico, head down there during a Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) festival and you’ll be part of a very interesting and cultural experience. Celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd, this holiday may sound dreary, but it’s actually quite festive and colorful – especially in southern regions like Chiapas, Michoacan, and Oaxaca.

The Finger Lakes

In upstate New York, a group of lakes called the Finger Lakes are also known as “wine country.” Wine enthusiasts can indulge in varieties from more than 100 wineries while nature lovers can take in the warm colors of fall during a hike, horseback ride, kayak ride, fishing trip, and more. You’ll also find countless quaint shops, historical sites, and museums.

Bruges

This Belgian city turns quite romantic once the fall season comes around. Bruges boasts many canals and waterways that not only reflect the trees’ fall colors, but also give the city a touch of enchantment. Enjoy the brisk temperatures as you stroll through cobblestone streets and admire the medieval architecture, all while sipping a hot cocoa made with famous Belgian chocolate.

Croatia

For a mix of beaches, mountains, and fall colors, head to Croatia. By the fall months, tourism has subsided and travel costs have gone down, which means you can experience the country like a local. Take a dip in the still-warm Adriatic Sea, go for a hike through lush countryside, or relax and enjoy the overall charm of the Croatian culture.

Melbourne

Because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their seasons occur opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere. That means fall months are actually spring months in Melbourne. You’ll enjoy moderate temperatures and a laid-back lifestyle as well as beautiful landscapes, sunny beaches, and plenty of wine.

Don’t forget – if you’re flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport, make a parking reservation with us and save even more!