Take Advantage of Top Destinations in Early Fall
PHOTO: Avoid the crowds in Rome by traveling in late summer, early fall. (photo by Janeen Christoff)
The early fall is the perfect time to hit the road. Kids go back to school and family holidays drop off, so heading out is less crowded and less expensive, said Jason Notte of The Street, who has pegged the top international travel destinations for this end of summer season with the help of TripAdvisor.
Rick Seaney, chief executive of travel site FareCompare.com, tells The Street that the last week in August begins fall bargain travel season as children go back to school, older kids leave for college and parents spend their time back-to-school shopping and shuttling. During that time, demand for hotel rooms and flights plummets, recovers briefly for Labor Day and then slides into autumn.
Avoiding peak times is always a good idea, especially for the pocketbook but also for the crowds.
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"Early fall is a great time for a vacation — travelers can avoid the humidity and crowds of the peak summer travel period, but still enjoy beautiful warm weather, while saving substantially on the cost of their vacation rental," Laurel Greatrix, a TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals spokesperson told The Street. "Rates drop across most of the U.S., particularly in beach destinations, and budget-conscious travelers can easily save themselves one-quarter to half of what they'd pay in July."
Ready to pack your bags? Here’s where you should head.
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