The Best Month for a Road Trip? It’s October!
I’m going out on a limb and declaring October the best month for a road trip. Do I have meteorological data, research, or a poll to back me up? No, I’m just basing it on my experiences.
Here’s what October has going for it:
- The color! Summer may have temperatures and spring may have flowers, but nothing (believe me) beats a good fall color tour. And believe it or not, California does have it’s share of vibrant orange, red, and yellow leaves.
- The temperature! For me, the perfect weather forecast includes two things: moderately warm days and crisp nights. Cool enough to wear jeans, warm enough to not worry about a coat. For a lot of our country, October usually has both.
- The prices! Unless you’re leaf peeping odds are you’re heading to your destination during its shoulder season meaning you’ll pay less and probably be surrounded by fewer people.
October is our last hurrah before the big holiday season and winter blows in. So put off the chores, hop in a car, and do some spontaneous or not-so-spontaneous road-tripping. Just make sure your car is ready for the trip.
Where should you go? There are so many choices. Yosemite. Big Bear. Lake Tahoe. Napa Valley to name a few. Or you can drive to your Alma Mater to take in a football game. If you have the time and the inclination, you can venture to the Pacific Northwest. It’s a good time to enjoy everything it has to offer when weather is optimal and the changing colors of nature must be seen to be believed.
So where are you going this month? No matter where you head, make sure you travel to your destination safely.