Columbus Day weekend is the perfect time to plan a trip for the fall. The autumn weather is in full force, as there are so many beautiful sites to see. This holiday is all about honoring Columbus’ sighting of the New World in 1492. We celebrated since 1892 in the United States, so you should celebrate and explore yourself. Here are the best cities to visit over Columbus Day weekend!
Columbus Day Weekend NYC
Many cities are known for their unique celebrations commemorating the holiday, so why not start with our own city. Any visit to New York City in the fall should consist of Central Park. Not only will you see autumnal foliage in full display, but you can also check out the city’s Columbus Day Parade. This features over 100 groups and 35,000 marchers, with the best views along Fifth Avenue. Additionally, you can stay at the center of it all in Times Square, or book any other hotel nearby!
The next location is the City of Brotherly Love, holding events during the whole three day weekend. If you find yourself in Philly, you’re in for an eventful getaway. You have the Old City Fest, which showcases local designers and restaurants, or the RiverCity Festival that offers outdoor fun on the Delaware River Waterfront. Additionally, there’s a recreation of a Munich style festival tent! Be sure to stay at an affordable place so you don’t miss a beat.
If you’re in need of the warm weather back, then take a mini vacay down to Florida! The Columbus Day Regatta allows travelers from all over the world to enjoy a two-day party down south in Miami. Here you can participate in daily races, dinner, and dancing. It’s the perfect outing for those who crave a new social experience. Plus, nothing beats a weekend in front of the waterfront.
San Francisco, CA
Everyone deserves a break from the East Coast every now and then. Lucky for you, Columbus Day weekend celebrations are just as fun on the West Coast. Take a city with the oldest and most vibrant Italian-American history: San Francisco. The city’s Italian Heritage Parade is more than 140 years old, but continues to be free to the public. With free related-activities, it’s a great choice to join. After the parade, you can then spend the rest of the weekend in Cali at Italian bakeries, restaurants, or the beach!
Another East Coast getaway is exploring the Columbus Day parade by Denver’s large Italian-American community. This route through downtown features floats, bands, and dance groups from all over the region. You can enjoy the food available while staying right in the heart of downtown for a super affordable price!
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