Now that summer days are long gone and the holidays are creeping up, you may be ready for a Fall getaway. Several destinations around the country are now in the off-season, which means that you can find some great deals and discounts on travel packages, weekend getaways, low airfare and dining. Beach destinations are great for a budget vacation in the Fall, and spending parts of October and November on the coast can mean cool breezes, lots of sunshine and plenty of options for rest and relaxation.
When you’re planning a budget vacation this Fall, set your sights on any of these top five off-season destinations:
1. South Beach, Florida
If palm trees, sunshine and a sizzling nightlife scene are calling your name, don’t miss out on the fun in South Beach this Fall. Miami’s biggest resorts and hotels scattered on and around Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue drop their rates by the middle of September, so you can count on snagging a great deal while enjoying the VIP experience.
2. Cancun, Mexico
If you’re craving some fun in the sun, head to the border and party away in Cancun. You can find some great cruise deals to Cancun, as well as all-inclusive resort and hotel stays starting in the middle of September, and all the way through Thanksgiving. Fall is a great time to avoid the college student crowds and make the most of the cultural experience in Mexico.
3. Orlando, Florida
After the heat of summer clears and the water parks aren’t at the top of the average tourist’s to-do list, Orlando becomes a budget-friendly destination with fewer crowds and plenty of things to do. Just make sure you head to Orlando before the wave of tourists heading to Central Florida for Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities. Most hotels and resorts drop their rates from the middle of September to the last week of October.
4. Maui, Hawaii
Dreaming of an island getaway? Set your sights on Maui, one of the more expensive islands that becomes more affordable during the Fall months. Whether you want to spend your days snorkeling, scuba diving or just enjoying the view from your oceanfront suite, you’ll find some great deals and discounts at several Maui destinations starting in late September.
5. San Diego, California
Low hotel prices and great weather are two great reasons to hit the west coast for your Fall getaway. Be prepared for lots of sunshine and discounted rates on some of the leading hotels and resorts in the city. You’ll find many suites and rooms with deluxe amenities priced at their lowest rates starting in early October. Book early and compare deals on third-party sites to get the lowest price on your destination of choice.