Discover Different Takes on Halloween or Have a Greek Adventure Unlike Any Other

Halloween, the crisp Autumn air, pumpkin everything…what’s not to love about October? The month offers some great options for LGBTQ+ travelers looking to explore diverse cultures and celebrate different festivities. While many flock to the Greek islands in the summer, early October offers less crowds and temps are still warm. Mykonos and Santorini are famous for their lively gay scenes, stunning beaches, and picturesque villages.

Another great destination for gay travelers in October is Mexico with its Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festival being celebrated October 31st to November 2nd. The colorful holiday honors deceased loved ones and features parades, elaborate altars, and traditional Mexican music & dance performances. Mexico City and Oaxaca are great choices for this unique experience, but other smaller towns also hold unique Day of the Dead celebrations.

The northeastern United States is perfect for those who love autumn and the changing of the leaves. New England, in particular, is known for its stunning fall foliage, charming small towns, and delicious seasonal cuisine. Other popular destinations in the region include the Berkshires in Massachusetts, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and the Green Mountains in Vermont. These destinations offer great outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and apple picking.

Mykonos, Greece

Our top picks for October


Visit Mexico for Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities this Halloween season. It’s one of our suggested unique cultural experiences.

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With temps still in the 70s, enjoy the Greek islands in early October where you’ll skip the crowds and won’t have to compete for resort or beach space.

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Northeast USA

You know you want to go apple picking, sip pumpkin lattes, and see the colorful leaves. Live your gay Fall fantasy. We won’t judge you.

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World Events this Month

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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