Knoxville in Top 10 U.S. destinations in October by Rueters
As the calendar page flips to October, we are fully and unquestionably into autumn. As thoughts turn to cooler days, harvest-driven fare and Columbus Day weekend, where are U.S. travellers heading? Online travel consultants Cheapflights.com took a look at the destinations that spiked in October flight searches and came up with a list of the Top 10 October destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
5. Knoxville, Tennessee
Is the draw here football or fall foliage? It's hard to say, since Knoxville has plenty of both to offer in October. A gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville is a great starting point for a "leaf peeping" road trip into some of the Southeast's most colourful mountains. And the city itself is building its own "Urban Wilderness," a series of trails designed to connect and expand nearby parks, historic forts and a state wildlife management area to make outdoor activities and the area's natural beauty more accessible. The other colours vying for attention this month, though, are the orange of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama's Crimson Tide, which roll into town on October 20.