Where To Go On Columbus Day Long Weekend
With autumn knocking on your doors, Columbus Day weekend is the best time to plan a trip with family during the month of October. This holiday is being celebrated in United States since 1892 for honouring Columbus for sighting the new world in the year 1492.
Below we list the cities which should be on your wish list this Columbus Day weekend.
Philadelphia, also known as the city of brotherly love has a range of events during these three day holiday to mark the occasion. Local designers and restaurants have great offers for the visitors in Fishtown neighbourhood while if you are an outdoor person, the RiverCity Festival on Delaware River Waterfornt is the place to be.
Denver’s Italian-American community holds a Columbus Day parade during this occasion which is a worth watching event. This tradition began in the year 1907 with bands and dance groups performing and moving through the by lanes of the city. This way, the community showcases its role in development of Denver over the years.
If you wish to explore a different world as evident in the East Coast during these days, try heading down South to Miami. The two day party is a showcase of cultural richness of the region coupled with dinner and dancing experience which you can try at different restaurants and hotels in the city.
2. San Francisco
Cities having a vibrant Italian-American community presence look distinct during the Columbus Day weekend and San Francisco is no different. The Italian Heritage parade on the occasion is over 140 years old. You can also try the delicious cuisine at different Italian bakeries and North Beach neighbourhood restaurants on this occasion.
1. New York City
If you are visiting New York during these days, the atmosphere of the city is vibrant and lively. You should ideally stop over at the Central Park which autumn foliage is in all its elegance giving a refined look to the area. The Columbus Day Parade on this occasion is also worth visiting in New York as it features around 35,000 marches and over 100 groups. If you wish to catch the best view of this event, try to grab a seat along the Fifth Avenue.
Time Square is another place to be at during the Columbus Day events as it is the hotspot of all the activities.