Must Dos This September

My favorite things to do in September! 

Woodstock, New York
Tinker Street
Photo credit: Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Photo Credit: Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Two years ago I visited Woodstock for the day with my sister and brother-in-law and it was one of the best days ever.  The town has withstood the test of time and seems to have a soul that you can see breathing through the trees, the colors of the storefronts and the people that make it up.  Woodstock itself really does not care what you think of it; that is what is so attractive – you can be whomever you want to be there and it is accepted. 
Aside from the freeness the town radiates, the mountains that protect it offer an abundance of trails, streams, wineries and orchards to keep busy with.  You can spend your days lazily wandering the shops that offer festival relics and handmade crafts  while filling your belly with local cuisine or hiking the Catskill mountain trails.  Take your pick!  
Overlook Mountain Trail
Hiking the Overlook Mountain Trail
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Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

If you are looking to go somewhere that will make you instantly fall in love then visit Ocracoke in late September.  Not only is your time on the island going to be unforgettable but getting there is extremely unique and picturesque.  Travel all the way through Hatteras National Seashore then hop on a free ferry to arrive in the sleep fishing village where most people walk or ride bikes and everyone waves at each other.  During the day spend you time on the sound and ocean or ride bikes from one side of the village to the next stopping at the local wine shop, thrift store or grabbing some fresh seafood for lunch.  The best way, and really only way, to stay is by renting a house and you may find that you are completely content staying inside your quaint beach cottage and watching one of their famous sunsets.  Whatever you decide to do on Ocracoke Island, I guarantee you will leave part of you heart there when the vacation is over.  

Sunset
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Napa Valley, California

September brings the annual harvest which is one of the most exciting times in the wine business.  Many of the wineries let the public be apart of crushing the grapes, they call it “the crush”.  Not only do you get to be a part of the wine making process, but the weather is also the epitome of perfection then.  The average temperature is going to be around 69 degrees and average high is 88 degrees.  This is one of the most popular times to visit the Valley so if you are wanting a more secluded visit choose another time but I really do not think it could be much cooler than this.  While there take advantage of the weather by walking the Napa Valley Wine trail, a 47 mile long level 1 hike that will take you Vallejo Ferry to Calistoga.  
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Visit United Military Travel now for your pre-approval or call 866-582-9579 to chat with a travel consultant 🙂 

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