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Got some free time in October but not sure where to go? We’ve researched the most exciting events, the best spots for weather-chasers to maximise their sun exposure, and picked the top places to visit in October if you want to escape the crowds. Whether you want to know where in the world you can see dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes (New York), soak up the vibes at a free music festival (San Francisco), travel more sustainably or treat your eyeballs to the most photographed event on Earth, in real life (Albuquerque)—read on for our picks of the best holidays to take in October.