The dawn of the Autumn season brings with it not only colorful fall foliage, harvest-heavy menus and crisp air, but also a sense of new beginnings. Consider it a new season, a new school year, a new you. With this feeling of reinvention, why not add some new not-so-typical activities to your fall festivities? Sure, apple cider-filled days at the pumpkin patch is great, but how about a world-class music festival? No matter where you live in the United States, there is something new to discover nearby. Ahead, click through our top picks for exciting October adventures.
One. Austin City Limits Music Festival. Austin, TX.
There are few other places in the U.S. where you can find music’s hottest acts (hello, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers!) and sensational culinary happenings all in one city. Take advantage of your weekend in this cultural hot spot, and don’t forget your bling!
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Two. Ironman World Championship. Kailua-Kona, HI.
Not ready to pack away your swimsuit and running shoes just yet? Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean you need to start hibernating. A visit to the exotic shores of Hawai’i is a great reason to continue your summer fitness goals. You don’t have to spend all your time on the beach, either. The Ironman World Championship on October 14th brings together some of the world’s top amateur athletes, so don’t miss your chance to witness the ultimate test of human endurance and strength…under the sun!
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Three. Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME.
What better way to admire the changing of the seasons then to take a trip to admire nature itself? Acadia National Park in Maine boasts some of the most stunning seaside views in the country. We suggest rising early to catch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, which is an image you won’t soon forget. But make sure to plan ahead, as other nature-lovers have already caught onto this magical site, so it can get busy.
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Four. Shocktober Fest. Sinking Spring, PA.
For lovers of the more terrifying side of the season, look no further than Shocktober Fest. With attractions like Zombie World and haunted hayrides, thrill-seekers are sure to satisfy their lust for fear. And for those of the faint of heart, steer your way to the Shock’s Tail Gate party for a stress-free experience.
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Five. Foliage Photography & Hiking. The Ozarks, Missouri.
Truthfully speaking, the first image that goes through our minds regarding Fall is that striking palette of vibrantly-hued leaves turning yellow, red, orange and purple. One of the best (and most peaceful) places to witness this act of nature is in The Ozarks. According to experts at The University of Missouri, peak photography time to capture this brilliance is in mid-October. Take a stroll through Maple Park Cemetery or paddle down the James River to take in the extraordinary views.
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