Posted October 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy
With the weather starting to cool down, and the falling leaves turning beautiful shades of red and orange, October is the perfect month to treat yourself to a short break. If you’d like to check out the stunning autumn scenery in other cities, then check out these hotel deals below.
30% off at Executive Hotel Vintage Park, Vancouver
Don’t let the name fool you – the Executive Hotel is located in Vancouver’s Entertainment District, the perfect base for a funfilled holiday! Enjoy your break even more by saving 30% off your bill. (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
£155/night at The Allerton Hotel, Chicago
The Allerton is right on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, not far from the great restaurants and shops on Navy Pier. Room prices start from only £155 a night right now (usual price £250). (Found on booking.com. Check availability.)
20% off at H10 Andalucia Plaza, Malaga
Soak up some sun at the H10 Andalucia Plaza in Malaga, and save 20% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
£75/night at Hotel Neutor, Salzburg
Enjoy Salzburg’s culture with a stay at the Hotel Neutor. Prices here currently start from only £75 per night (usual price £260/night). (Found on booking.com. Check availability.)
33% off at Hotel Midtown, Atlanta
You’ll be right inside Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district when you stay at the Hotel Midtown. Make your break even more stress-free by saving 33% off your bill, when you book for at least one night. (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
Posted September 24, 2010 by BookingBuddy
The onset of autumn doesn’t mean you should stay indoors all the time. Relive your childhood by having a spontaneous game of conkers, or go for a stroll and admire the vibrant red and orange shades of falling leaves. Put on a warm coat and a scarf, and enjoy the various events happening this month.
13th – 28th October – London Film Festival, London
Film-lovers can enjoy previews of new works before they are shown to a wider audience, courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI). The films include experimental works, animations, short films as well as old black and white favourites.
14th – 17th October – Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth
Autumn is a great time for plump, juicy oysters, so head to Falmouth to enjoy this week to enjoy this tasty shellfish. The festival celebrates the start of oyster season, and there will be lots of oysters (as well as other seafood) on offer here. Watch the cooking demonstrations, or enjoy performances of traditional sea shanties, and maybe even take part in the oyster shucking competitions!
24th October – October Plenty, Southbank, London
Celebrate harvest customs in the capital. October Plenty is a free festival which takes place in front of Shakespeare’s Globe on the Southbank. Highlights include an effigy of the Corn Queene, laden down with grains, fruits and vegetables to symbolise the harvest. The procession moves through Borough Market, in order to enjoy seasonal delights on offer there, such as cider, biscuits and soul cakes.
Posted September 29, 2009 by BookingBuddy
This month, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing into beautiful jewel hues of red, orange and brown. The days may be getting shorter, but that’s no reason to stay indoors and mope. After all, there are plenty of fun events happening around the country in October. The end of the month also marks the end of British Summer Time, so remember to set your clocks back an hour to enjoy another hour of sleep. Throughout October – Devon Celebration of Food, Devon
This month-long food festival aims to celebrate and showcase the best of the county’s menus. Events include a ‘food safari’ aimed at getting people to visit farms, apple and pumpkin picking events and a Ready, Steady, Cook!-style competition. The festival has also organised an ‘Eat Out for £10’ promotion with top restaurants across the county, so customers can treat themselves to a great meal.
4th October – Diwali on the Square, London
The Hindu festival of lights brightens up Trafalgar Square on the first Sunday of October.
A host of exciting bands are lined up to perform, and you can expect anything from Bollywood songs to urban street dance. The fountain in the square will be lit up with beautifully crafted floating lanterns. The evening will end with a short session of chanting and devotional music.
11th October – World Conker Championships, Northamptonshire
Armed with only a nut and a bit of string, competitors from all over descend on a little corner of Northamptonshire to battle for supremacy today. The competition started in 1965 in Aston village green, and has since become so popular that this year’s event has been moved to a larger venue in order to accommodate everyone. Although it may seem like a childish game, entrants in the competition will have to adhere to a strict set of rules, and there are even two stewards and an umpire involved in deciding the winner. The Championships also aims to raise money for various charities.
31st October – Halloween, across the UK
This holiday is quickly gaining popularity around the UK, and is always a favourite with children. It’s a chance to relieve your childhood and dress up as scary creatures, and indulge in tons of candy. If you’re more health-conscious, then try bobbing for apples or carving a pumpkin Jack-o’-lantern instead. Don’t forget to keep a large bowl of sweets handy for trick or treating children, least you find the exterior of your house covered with miles of toilet paper.