Off Season Travel Guide Infographic

 

If you want to save money on travel expenses, look no further than the Off Season. Timing is everything. You can find great deals on accommodations and airfare - you just have to know where and when to look.

What exactly are the seasons?

  • Off season: When destinations have fewer visitors, but plenty of fantastic deals.
  • Shoulder season: Near the end of spring or fall, destinations offer fewer crowds and more savings opportunities.
  • Peak season: Prepare for crowded sites and high rates. Summer and holiday season tend to be peak season for most destinations.

Top Off Season Destinations

Winter
  • Las Vegas: Head here in winter if you don't like sharing the strip with tourists. Daytime temp: 55 to 60 degrees.
  • comfortable and the fall foliage is a visual treat.
  • New York City: Brave the cold and visit the Big Apple for post-holiday shopping after the new year. There's plenty of indoor activities here.
  • Canyonlands National Park, Moab: Visit in December and you may be surprised by the silence! Crowds diminish and there is plenty of solitude.
  • Boston: While it's no stranger to intense winter weather, this city has plenty of indoor historical hot spots to visit.

Spring

  • Austin: Vacation spots in the South known for miserable heat are pretty enjoyable in the spring.
  • California coast: Warm days, cool evenings, and less congested beaches await you in spring. Surf's up! Consider staying central, north, or in the San Diego or Los Angeles area.

Summer

  • Killington: Famous for its long ski season, it is also a great area for a round of golf in the summer!
  • Vail: Activities are plentiful - hiking, fishing, camping - and this ski town offers great accommodation deals in the summer.

Fall

  • Asheville: This quaint Appalachian city is far enough south to still be comfortable and the fall foliage is a visual treat.
  • Orlando: Crowds in this resort city are smalle rin the fall because kids are in school. Great golfing is an added bonus!

More Off Season Travel Insights

Penny pinching goes a long way in the off season! According to a recent survey, a majority of vacationers budget how much money they plan to spend on their trip.

  • Who sets  a vacation budget? 81% of travelers (76% of men, however, and 86% of women)
  • Who sticks to a budget? 55%
  • Who spend smore than budgeted? 36%
  • Who spends under budget? 9%
  • Who splurges on vacations? 93%
  • What do vacationers splurge on? 71% said meals!

 

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