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Carrying on from yesterday, this is Part 2 of common misconceptions about Autumn in America.
(Read part 1 here) I've tried to break these down in no particular order, so you can start here or on part 1, so please grab that pumpkin spiced latte' and a warm sweater as we explore more misbeliefs about this season.
Myth #8 Everyone is a Leaf Peeper!
Leaf Peeper - tourist that comes solely to look at the foliage.
According to Wiki, "Although colour change in leaves occurs wherever deciduous trees are found, coloured autumn foliage is noted in various regions of the world: most of North America, Eastern Canada and New England are famous for their autumnal foliage, and this attracts major tourism (worth billions of US dollars) for the regions." Do people travel just to look at the trees? Yes they do. Do they change colors all across the United States, nope. So plan your trip accordingly.
Myth #9: Autumn means American Football!
If you want to watch a live football match, err game, this is the time to visit.
#10 American Thanksgiving is a horrible time to travel via the airports.
#10 The Sunday and Tuesday before the Thanksgiving, and the Monday and Tuesday after it are the worst overall days to travel of the year. If you can't get out before the holiday, you'll encounter the lowest rate of delays on Thanksgiving day itself. Good Luck.
All joking aside, visiting America during autumn is actually a great idea. The weather isn't as intense, and due to school starting back up, most places are less crowded. Off season means less people and more savings for you! The hotels and attractions will be better priced and the lines will not be unbearably long.
#11/12 What actually is Thanksgiving Day and does it move around?
Yes, it does.
Now that you know when not to travel, check your dates if you are booking in advance. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, so the date does move around.
#13 Corn Mazes are fun!
Expect to pay between $11.99 to $16.00 per person (and more!) to wander around in a corn field with a bunch of screaming children hopped up on candy. (Rolls eyes) If this is your thing, then what a steal! If not, stay home and sip that pumpkin latte in peace.
#14 You need to be in the states for Black Friday Deals.
Okay let's break this down..the Saturday following Thanksgiving is always the traditional first day of the new Christmas-shopping season. Most people stay home and watch the Macy's parade and recover from Thanksgiving. The parade in New York City and it is Huge! The parade is always televised so you can watch while shopping on line.
The stores across the country offer their first big sales of the new season on Black Friday. People line up overnight (sometimes) to grab the best deals. It is chaos and I advise you to skip it and stay home and shop from your computer. Also Cyber Monday is the following Monday and is usually just as busy, but you don't have to camp out.
Did I miss any myths about Autumn? If so let me know and I will try and answer them in another post.
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