A host of museums and attractions in the US are open again – and thanks to new and improved hygiene measures, you can get back to culture safely and confidently! So, grab your mask and your hand sanitizer, and start making a list of things to do in October. Whether you’ve most missed theme parks and are ready and raring to jump back on a rollercoaster, or you’re hankering after a visit to your favourite museum, there are plenty of things to do in October in the US. Here are just four of the things we can’t wait to do.
1. Reawaken your cultural spirit with the US Awakens Week: 28 September – 4 October
6 weeks, 6 countries, 100+ museums and attractions – and you! Tiqets Awakening Weeks is on a mission to celebrate the reopening of museums and attractions worldwide and one of the countries we’re celebrating in is the US.
From virtual experiences like a tour of the Empire State Building and an interactive underwater tour of Aquarium at the Bay, to visiting these venues and more in person, there are all sorts of ways to get in on the Awakening Week action. Join in the US Awakens Week festivities by signing up for one of six virtual experiences in the week of 28 September- 4 October or by booking safe and exciting experiences at participating museums and attractions.
2. Fall back in love with your city without outdoor things to do in October
Autumn, Fall – whatever you want to call it there’s no doubt that September and October are some of the prettiest months in the US. From red and gold leaves to the smell of pumpkin spice, there are all sorts of autumnal things to get excited about in the US. So when padding out your list of things to do in October, make sure you give yourself plenty of opportunities to get back out into your city and appreciate that you can do so once more – while wearing your face mask of course!
Need some inspiration for what to do while you’re out there? Book an outdoorsy Awakening Weeks in-person activity. From taking in views of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building to hopping on a Boston Duck Tour, there are options aplenty when it comes to outdoor, fall-loving US Awakens Week activities.
3. Take advantage of New York’s outdoor dining scene
You may not be based in New York, but if you are you’ll be pleased to know that the city’s Open Restaurants programme (which allows restaurants to create seating areas in outdoor spaces like sidewalks, streets and squares where they previously were not allowed to) is here to stay. And if you’re based elsewhere, hopefully your city is doing something similar – and extending that something similar into the autumn months! The restaurant industry was hit pretty hard by the pandemic, so bundle up and brave the cold to support your favourite restaurant by having a meal in their special circumstances outdoor seating area.
4. Get ready to get spooked!
Fabulous fall colours are not the only thing October in the US is famous for – Halloween is right around the corner! Don’t be that person who’s stuck cutting eye holes out of a sheet on the 29th of October, start prepping your Halloween activities now. While there is no shortage of things to do in October throughout the month, the holiday on the 31st of October is the highlight for sure. So, start carving up those pumpkins and planning your outfit – even if the plan ends up being a small celebration at home with your nearest and dearest.
Psst… You didn’t think we’d let Halloween go by uncelebrated? Keep an eye on the Tiqets website for a very special (and spooky!) Halloween celebration that you’ll be able to take part in wherever you are.