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Where to Travel in September

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | August 11, 2016

Where to Travel in September

PHOTO: Trevi Fountain in Rome. (courtesy Thinkstock)  

The kids are back in school, the beaches are emptier, the temperatures are coming down to more tolerable levels — these are the reasons why September is one of the best months to travel. The space of time between summer vacation and fall break when pretty much every child and parent are otherwise occupied means travel deals and discounts for the untethered adult. 

There are of course other advantages, there are fall foliage trips and the wine harvest — and of course, there’s Oktoberfest (which begins in September). 

All of these reasons combine to make September one of the winningest months for travel and Travel + Leisure has made picking your destination even easier with a list of the Best Places to Travel in September. 

Topping the list: Rome. 

“Rome is a city that’s best discovered on foot, which is why it’s so wonderful in the fall,” writes T+L’s Stephanie Wu. “September is considered part of shoulder season, so while you won’t see hordes of people, there will still be plenty of locals and tourists enjoying the weather and taking in the many sights of Rome.”

Stay closer to home with a trip to Portland, Maine, where hotel rates drop significantly after Labor Day.

Canada’s Okanagan Valley will not disappoint fall visitors. 

READ MORE: How To Holiday in Rome Without Breaking The Budget  

“They’ve been producing delicious Pinot Noir and Reisling for a few seasons, and now the wineries are opening up fantastic farm-to-table restaurants as well,” writes Wu.

For the full list of destinations, go here.

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