Georgia-born travel enthusiast and adventure blogger Rebecca “Livia” Deitsch highly recommends Cloudland Canyon State Park at Rising Fawn as “a great choice for nurses looking to unwind after a week (or a week). stressful year “.
With over 3,500 acres of breathtaking canyon views, rushing waterfalls and fresh mountain air just 2 hours from Atlanta, “what more could you ask for? Explore a variety of hiking trails suitable for visitors of all fitness levels, and “your everyday worries will fade as you take in the natural beauty of northern Georgia,” Deitsch said.
“Although the park is still quite picturesque, the best time to visit it is in October and early November, when the trees are full of bright colors,” she added. Cloudland Canyon offers a family-friendly outdoor retreat where you can create lasting memories of long hikes, cozy campfires, and midnight stargazing. “If your goal is to observe the leaves, I highly recommend the West Rim Loop Trail, which has great views of fall foliage throughout the canyon!
“There’s no better place to leaf gaze or hike in Northern Georgia, so book a few nights at one of Cloudland Canyon’s charming cabins, campsites (or yurts) and get ready. to relax. ”
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If one Halloween night isn’t enough for you and your little elves, grab your costumes for Howl-o-Ween at the Great Wolf Lodge. In October, they offer a variety of “fa-BOO-lous” events, games and treats to celebrate the spooky season, according to their website.
Michelle Halpern, travel blogger and founder of LiveLikeItsTheWeekend.com, highly recommends this resort. “Great Wolf Lodge is a family getaway offering everything from Yoga to Build-A-Bear. Just a short drive from the spectacular Horseshoe Bend National Park and many other viewpoints, memorials and picnic areas, you can soak up nature before immersing yourself in the Lazy River at Great Wolf Lodge, ” Halpern wrote. The resort’s huge indoor water park is a popular draw for families.
Special offer: Healthcare workers can get 30% off with promo code HEROES (ID required), according to Halpern.
The Georgia Mountain Fall Fest (October 8-16) is a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and go leaf-gazing. Enjoy the balmy temperatures of northern Georgia surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenes at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee.
The nine-day festival features an exciting variety of “arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, acrobats and my favorite part, live music,” said Jeremy Scott Foster, Founder and CEO of Travel Freak. “Set in a gigantic funfair with a cowboy circus, the mountains are beautifully decorated with hay bales, pumpkins and scarecrows to create the perfect Halloween atmosphere. With plenty of opportunities to take spectacular selfies surrounded by mountain ranges covered in autumnal tones, there is no better place to relax and have some serious fun, ”he concluded.
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This popular event is in its 15th year at Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. “Designed to enlighten rather than frighten, ‘Capture the Spirit of Oakland’ tours bring the stories of some notable and notorious cemetery residents to life and allow visitors to experience Oakland Cemetery after dark.” , according to the event’s website.
Costumes are encouraged for this event, which runs October 14-21. Musical performances are included in the tours. A special VIP evening (October 25) includes a three-course dinner at the nearby FirePit Pizza Tavern, as well as exclusive VIP access to the cemetery after dark.
If you are looking for something a little different from Halloween themes and mountain getaways, the Jet Ski Safari may be a great option for you.
“On the Jet Ski Safari, visitors will explore the Barrier Islands (of South Carolina), including an eco tour of Caper Island, and if they are lucky they may see dolphins and dolphins. ‘other wild animals in their natural habitat,’ said Brent Jacoby of Backbone Media. “Fall is a great time for coastal getaways as crowds and prices have dropped, but it’s still warm enough to get out and wander on the water.”
According to their website, bikers “will feel like you’re riding a motorbike on the water as you explore … and admire the region’s magnificent wildlife.” This is a guided tour suitable for all skill levels, where you can ‘search for the perfect cases and take Instagram ready photos’.
The local weather is ideal for going out on the water. “Typically, Island of Palms guests in October can expect abundant sunshine and daily temperatures of up to around 80 degrees, with cooler nights around 60 degrees,” Jacoby said. . “For most people it’s a comfortable range for jet skiing in a t-shirt, or maybe a sweatshirt if it’s cloudy. The more adventurous guests will have no problem swimming in this weather. It’s easy to have a lot of fun on Sea-Doos while staying almost completely dry, which is the most common option later in the fall.
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