What’s Happening in October
October is smack in the middle of the beautiful fall season, and a great month for traveling in the United States. Temperatures across the country typically stay above 50 degrees, leaves begin to change color, and winter’s headache-inducing snowstorms are still far off. There are also many holidays throughout the month, with activities and celebrations that every traveler can enjoy, from cultural festivals and parades to Halloween traditions. Halloween is not a federal holiday, but it is one of the most popular holidays in the nation, celebrated every year on October 31. On this day, people of all ages dress up in costumes, kids go trick-or-treating, scary stories are told, and Halloween parties and tours can be found all over the nation.