As the weather finally heating up, its tough to think of things like the kids going back in school and fall events like Halloween and Thanksgiving. With the rush of summer upon us, it’s easy to over look what a great opportunity it is to travel in the post summer months. With the cooler weather and people’s busy fall schedules, there’s naturally a drop-off in sheer number of people traveling. Translation; you’re guaranteed to get cheaper airline tickets and hotel room costs. Here are some top destinations to travel this coming fall.
Head for Hawaii
Fall prices for hotels in Honolulu are generally 20% less than peak prices. Not only that, but on Oahu and Maui are seeing price declines in the fall as well. Something else to consider is that Hawaii tourism is heavily dependent on Japanese tourists. Since the tsunami, numbers have been down. This decline in visitors allows competitive pricing and free-nights packages that many hotels and resorts are now offering.
Enjoy a Cruise
Many cruise lines offer bargain packages on fall destinations to Europe and the Caribbean. If exploring the Mediterranean or cruising to many popular Caribbean Islands has been on your wish list, then this fall is the time to cross it off.
Known as the ‘Jewel of the Atlantic’, Bermuda is a quick 2 hours away from most eastern North American airports. The close proximity of this island to the eastern part of North America makes it a popular travel destination, however, like other destinations, fall will bring fewer people and therefore lower resort and airline prices.
With August being the most popular vacation month for Italians, the Lakes in northern Italy are generally crowded and prices at hotels, restaurants and cafes soar. Other European tourists escape to the Lakes in July. This means that September is the perfect time to visit Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, and Lake Garda. The weather in September is warm and ideal, and the number of people visiting these areas are fewer.
The Galapagos, Equador
Why not spend some time this fall exploring a variety of the most unusual creatures on the planet? The Galapagos Islands are famous for a variety of unusual creatures, from marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies and lava lizards. Located 600 miles off the coast of South America, the isolation of the islands, along with their historic lack of predators has set the stage for a unique environment. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and visit the Galapagos and discover it for yourself!