Oktoberfest or Jazz Fest 5 Top Ways to Go: For all travelers but especially for solos, a really good plan for a special trip is to go in time for a local festival. Why is that? Two reasons: 1. Beyond the popular tourist route, it is a view into the culture of your destination. 2. It is a way to join in the celebration not just be a spectator. One challenge is that like holidays, prices go up for popular festivals. In each case, use our Home Page booking engine for 800,000+properties at all prices to coincide with your date and destination for the best deals. Choose flights as far ahead as you can so you don’t miss out.
Here are 5 ways to go:
Option One: Jazz Fest: New Orleans each spring. Bed and breakfasts are found in some classic old homes inside the city limits. See, for example, our listing for the Maison Perrier B&B. Unfortunately, the rate goes way up for Jazz Fest so do look outside the city for B&B’s.
Besides the music festival, you can sample top dishes and strong rum drinks. Historians will find much to see and learn in the French Quarter. Thrill seekers can take an alligator bayou tour.
Option Two: Oktoberfest: Germany: If you love a party, this is it! With the Internet, you can find your own Lederhosen or for women, a dirndl. A word of caution to fashionistas: Although men and boys of all ages can don Lederhosen, only very young girls do, not grown-up’s. If they are on your “must have” list, I have it on good authority what one enterprising traveler made work: Pop into a shop and buy a pair of Lederhosen for your “young brother back home”. He is naturally about your height and weight. It is not clear that any shopkeeper really believes this tall tale. In any case, our adventuresome traveler who clued us in on this innovative strategy has not yet been spotted sporting her very own Lederhosen as street wear to date. See lodging options outside the city. We found a popular B&B outside of Munich, a good value for Oktoberfest.
Option Three: Oktoberfest, Namibia in southern Africa. This is just right to add to a safari. Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Also, it is a little less crowded as many tourists are just now finding out about it. Its top city and capital, Windhoek, has a strong Germanic history. That makes for an exotic way to have an Oktoberfest to remember. Try the Olive Grove Guesthouse!
Option Four: Tuscan fall festival in Montalcino. You never need an excuse to go back to Italy. This ancient walled city in the heart of the countryside is the site for the Oct. Sagra del Tordo. For medieval enthusiasts, this is the place to see colorful reenactments. See our listing for Il Palazzo Boutique B&B.
Option Five: India for festivals all year long. I happened by chance last Aug. to arrive one day before the annual Hare Krishna Festival in Delhi. All were welcome. Our group made its way through the huge crowd to find a colorful temple with n array of bright flowers and joyful chants. For lodging, there are many economical listings on our booking engine. A luxury option, but well-priced, is the fabled 5 star-Imperial Hotel with a double room priced for solos.
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