Oktoberfest is one of the best activities for fall travel which usually runs from mid or late September to the first Sunday in October. Here are some of the top places worth traveling to in Oktoberfest.

Munich, Germany

The prototype, actually, and always the king of all Oktoberfests, Munich’s largest travel attraction begins from September 21 to October 6. It is exactly the perfect place to celebrate Oktoberfest and is worth visiting. The key festivities are held in festive public tents and you must reserve in advance for some good spots.

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Not only that, Munich is gradually improving its direct air service. But the hotel spending will cost an arm and a leg because the hoteliers always adjust their lowest prices appropriately as Oktoberfest is coming.

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest boasts being the world’s second-largest Oktoberfest, drawing almost 700,000 travelers every year. That’s exciting, but compared to the number of Munich Oktoberfest’s visitors, it takes only about 10 percent.

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It’s rather simple to get there, especially from much of the Northeast U.S., and it’s a stopping-place on VIA Rail’s Toronto-Windsor hallway served by Go Transit suburban service from Toronto. Hotels are less expensive than Munich’s and there’re so many options open for you with the acceptable price.

New Braunfels, Texas

Texas’ New Braunfels is also a great place for Oktoberfest celebrations. The town is known as an amazingly suitable location to enjoy Oktoberfest: German Prince Karl of Solms-Braunfels constituted the city in 1845 and the germans are encouraged to emigrate and settle there. From that moment on, the city has held dear its German estate.

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New Braunfels is 32 miles northeast of central San Antonio—the top gateway for travelers flying there. It’s also home to the famous original Schlitterbahn Water Park. And Texas is presumably affordable.

Blumenau, Brazil

Blumenau’s Oktoberfest starts from mid to late October and features all manner of live music appearances. Blumenau was also created by German immigrants, and the city sticks to the architecture and culture of Germany. One of the excellent sites for Oktoberfest celebrations, it’s now also focused on a mainly regional Brazilian and Argentine market.

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For visitors from North America, Blumenau stays amid the surroundings of Sao Paulo and Porto Allegre. Courageous Oktoberfesters can fly to Blumenau through Navegantes Airport, nearly 35 miles far from Blumenau, via Sao Paulo or Rio.

Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations in the U.S.

There no need for you to cross the Atlantic, the Equator, or even your state boundary to join the Oktoberfest. You can spend the weekend and one-day celebrating it in every state and major city. Cincinnati Oktoberfest is counted as one of the shortest celebrations, and Oktoberfest-finder Funtober lists at least one Oktoberfest in each of the 50 countries  even Alaska and Hawaii are in on the act. For that reason, you truly shouldn’t make any excuse for yourself to avoid the beer, pretzels, and the oompah. Enjoy!