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Celebrate Fall: From Columbus Ohio, to Dublin Ireland

Whether one has a small budget to travel or a bit more to splurge, a fall vacation can be both fun and easy to plan.

Staying LocalCooler temperatures make traveling during the fall season one of the most spectacular times to get away and no state celebrates harvest time like Columbus, Ohio. This state capital offers a bounty of traditional fall-time favorites including farmers markets, fall music festivals and a myriad of ways to enjoy the various outdoor activities that make this season so hot…so to speak. Besides offering some of the best leaf watching in the state, Columbus affords visitors the chance to take in the crisp, fall air while they hike, bike and camp their way through the region’s stunning wilderness. The Via Vecchi Winey is home to the much-loved annual grape crush and travelers who arrive in September and October can pick apples and pumpkins and enjoy a stroll through the Short North Arts District.

Florida Emerald Coast
Just Look at that beach ! Stunning

Just Look at that beach ! Stunning

If a bit of warmth is still needed when fall approaches, then a trip to Florida’s 24-mile long Emerald Coast should be on any fall-break agenda. The fall season is considered the “value season” in Florida and with the low number of tourists, anyone who ventures down south will enjoy the sugar-white beaches and glorious temperatures, minus the usual spring-break crowds.

Great Smokey Mountains
Great Smokey Mountains - Just Amazing

Great Smokey Mountains – Amazing Views

The Great Smoky Mountains are another wonderful option for a festive fall break. With spectacular leaf watching and world-renowned camping, hiking and wilderness areas the Smoky Mountains are considered a top favorite place to visit for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Temperatures begin to cool during late August, gently easing visitors into enjoying an extraordinary array of local, harvest festivals spanning from Western North Carolina and into Tennessee.Exploring Abroad

For those who harbor a more adventurous journey for their fall, heading overseas is a must. No “bucket-list” is complete without a visit to Oktoberfest in either Munich or in Stuttgart, Germany, the latter of the two housing the most authentic celebration of local heritage and culture—not to mention the beer. Stuttgart’s fall festival runs for three weeks starting in late September, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the live music, local wines and homemade pilsners, as well as a trip to the areas famed Black Forest Region. You can get cheap international flights from JetAbroad and explore the wonderful world of Europe.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest – Great Beer and Bucksum Wenches !

Dublin

From German pilsner to what some would consider the most perfect pint of beer, travelers should embark for Ireland’s capital city, Dublin and have a Guinness.

Fantastic Irish Beer - Dublin

Fantastic Irish Beer – Dublin

 

The largest city in the country, Dublin provides a youthful, artistic vibe that is suitable for families and students alike. Fall brings fewer tourists and temperatures ideal for strolling along the famous River Liffey or visiting the trendy and upbeat Temple Bar district. Those who love the outdoors will be pleased to explore city’s 4,900 acres of public gardens, nature reserves and parks.

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