(Closed) US/Canada bees -give me some ideas!

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fly into Orlando, rent a car and drive to Port Canaveral and take a cruise from there to the Caribbean. Oct is off-season so rates are low

Post # 6
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Vancouver, BC is beautiful. Not too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. There is lots to do from sightseeing to hiking and shopping. Plus it’s close to the border so you could drive down to Seattle, WA.

I think you should check out NYC or California though, because those are always featured in movies, etc. and it’s nice to have visited them yourself too.

Post # 8
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@wwbga:  Hmm in that case, maybe Chicago or Florida?

We are planning on going to Chicago in October this year. I love traveling around sept/oct. It’s off season and the temperatures are generally good!

Post # 9
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What about doing Miami & Key West if you’re looking for warm weather?  You can stay in Miami a few days & then rent a car & drive down to Key West to spend some time there.  My family did that a few years ago, and we had so much fun (we did jet ski tours around the keys & dolphins followed us!).


New Orleans is also a lot of fun. It’s a beautiful city with so much to do there.

Post # 10
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 Unless you like rain I wouldnt suggest vancouver in october. It is beautiful, id never want to live anywhere else, and id highly recomend it for spring/summer months but once october hits the rainy season starts. 

If you wanted to come to Canada Id suggest Banff in, or lake louise in Alberta, very bautiful, serene places! 






Post # 11
4045 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Come to my state! Arizona! You could check out the Grand Canyon and Sedona – both are beautiful, and the weather will be great then. Monument Valley is also right on the Utah-Arizona border. Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon are also worth a visit. These are all very outdoorsey though. If you’re looking for more of a resort (golf, spa, warm weather), you could check out Phoenix and Scottsdale. Though Sedona does offer some of that as well.

Post # 12
1990 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@wwbga:  Oh my gosh October in Southern California is fabulous!

You would get warm temps, beaches, sun, pools, sightseeing, Disneyland, Hollywood, the list could go on for days!

San Francisco is way different than LA/OC/SD so just keep that in mind!

Or I’d also suggest Hawaii.

I went to hawaii in October a few years ago and it was just as lovely as ever and CHEAPER because it was out of the kids summer holiday season.


Now that I think about it, I would break up the flying and do 3 days in LA and 1 week in hawaii then 3 days in LA again and then back to NYC!


Post # 13
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ll chip in for Canada.

For the country as a whole, October isn’t the best month to visit… weather is getting to be quite unpredictable.  And by mid-month (Thanksgiving) most of the country will be beginning to chill out.  Snow altho rare, is a real possibility (happens even earlier in the mountains… like the Rockies) 

June, July, August and September are generally the best months to visit Canada.

Altho June can be buggy, and September can be wet.  Mid to Late September tho is when the leaves change in the East and are truly spectacular (only Maple Trees give the full colour display… and ONLY Sugar Maples have the bright Reds).  Maple Trees grow in parts of Ontario, Quebec, The Maritime Provinces… and into the US New England States.

The leaf change is dependent on 3 primary elements… Latitude – Elevation – and Weather.  The last one is the thing that makes it all somewhat unpredictable.

IF your dates are set in stone for October, and you want to see the Leaf Change, then mid month and later is still good for states like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and into the Virginias.

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I would think that the Mid West of the US, and California would all be nice in October as well.

The deep south, not so much.  The rainy season / hurricane season is still underway… and so it tends to still be hot, humid, and unpredictable.

Same reason, I wouldn’t opt for a cruise (even if they are cheap then)… because if there is a hurricane anywhere, the ship will avoid it (thereby changing your Ports of Call) and the water can be rough.  I’d rather cruise in the wintertime.

Hope this helps,


Post # 14
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got married October 6th last year and honeymooned at Big Cedar Lodge. It was amazing. So beautiful! It wasn’t exactly ‘pool’ weather but there are SO many activities you can’t get bored. It is such a romantic spot. Look at the cabins, they are great. I was worried I would feel like I was camping and I’m really not that much of an outdoorsy type. It was beautiful and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all.




Post # 15
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hawaii is nice.  Also, if you’re looking for warmer weather, San Diego is beautiful as well. 

Post # 16
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just a note, Vancouver in October is non stop rain. Most of BC is pretty drizzly by Oct,  so if you’re looking for sun, don’t come here! lol!

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