The Cheapest Cities to Travel To in October
With summer officially over and pumpkin spice latte season in full effect, it’s the perfect time of year to score discounted travel—before the holiday frenzy begins.
Whether you're looking for a solo sojourn or a group getaway, these cities are some of the cheapest places to fly to in October, according to Google Flights. Bonus points for departing on a weekday—you might be able to nab a flight for less than $100.
October flights to L.A. can be as low as $80 from Chicago and sub-$200 from major East Coast airports. With warm, dry weather, the City of Angels really shines this time of year, and even a quick weekend jaunt can do wonders for your mood—and vitamin D levels.
With near-daily street festivals, abundant farmers' markets and too many good food events to count, Portland is never lacking in cool things to check out. October flights from the Midwest range from around $86 (Chicago) to $241 (Minneapolis), East Coast trips range from $118 (Washington, D.C.) to $180 (Atlanta), and flights hover in the mid-$200s from Denver and the West Coast (San Francisco, L.A.).
Most of the East Coast and Midwest can get to this bustling Southern city for less than $250 in October ($97 from Cincinnati, $239 from Pittsburgh and Nashville), and the West Coast offers good deals, too, like Las Vegas for $205 and Portland for $271. Visitors can fill up on Carolina barbecue and enjoy the warm weather while walking down Charlotte's famed Avenue of the Arts.
Thanks to low-fare airlines, such as WOW Air and Aer Lingus, dream trips to London and Paris have become more affordable. Book a ticket to the City of Light for as low as $420 from major East Coast cities (Washington, D.C. and New York), Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have longer than a weekend to spare, consider a more adventurous trip. Flights to Hong Kong (from throughout the United States) hang in the low $500s from late October through November. What you don't spend on airfare you'll blow on the world's best dim sum.
Elite Truong is a writer, product manager and avid cheap-ticket traveler in Washington, D.C. See her latest trips on Instagram at @elitetruong.
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