Fall is the season for bargains and good travel deals. Kids are back to school and parents are back to work. Thus, the number of bookings significantly decreases, and prices follow the trend accordingly. The unnecessary stress of spending more than you can afford can be avoided. Now is the time for attractive packages that often include free or heavily discounted nights as well as some VIP perks.
Costumes and family water park come together during Great Wolf Lodge’s Howl-O-Ween celebration at all 14 Great Wolf Lodge locations spanning Colorado Springs to Poconos, Pennsylvania. Lasting the whole month of October, the kid-friendly festivities include costume parades, trick or treat trails, scary-silly story times and monsters bash dance parties, making for the most spooktacular Halloween. Each visitor will receive a fun pair of neon orange wolf ears to blend right in with the “wolf pack,” alongside the characters Violet, Wiley and Oliver. Families can participate in a bevy of seasonal thrills and chills when noting the HOWL promo code at time of booking.
The year-round luxury mountain retreat and its “secret season” this fall – frequently touted by locals as the ideal time of year in Lake Tahoe – offer unique autumn-inspired programming, including culinary specials, seasonal spa treatments and special events. This is the time of year with exceptional weather, picturesque fall scenery, and smaller crowds compared to the peak summer and winter seasons. Opened this June, the Lake Club adds an extraordinary new dimension to the resort, providing guests with an exclusive waterside venue.
This Outer Banks hotel is discounting prices in early fall, when mild weather and post-summer tranquility comes to the North Carolina coast, according to Travelzoo. You can stay here for 60 percent off regular nights, which is about $69 per night September through March. Guests get two breakfast vouchers per stay. Visitors are steps from the beach at this oceanfront property; only a grassy dune separates guests from the Atlantic waters and quiet beach.
Experience quintessential Martha’s Vineyard without breaking the bank. This hotel, which dates back to 1891, was recognized as one of the top ten hotels in the Northeast by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice. Rooms with private balconies are up to 55 percent off and start from $99 per night, according to Travelzoo. Relax in a high-back rocking chair on the veranda, inhale the ocean air, indulge in fine dining, and walk or bike to discover the charm of this New England spot.
If you book by September 29 and travel through December 28 you can stay at this luxurious resort for $119 per night, which is 60 percent off the regular price, according to Travelzoo. The Spanish-inspired resort offers beautiful views of Camelback Mountain (from three pools) and plenty of adventures to choose from. Book a spa day on the cheap with this deal for a massage or facial at on-site Joya Spa. Scottsdale has more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it a prime spot for lounging poolside.
Couples will love this romantic country inn in Southern Vermont, just about five hours away from New York City and three hours from Boston. It is quite popular during fall foliage in October. Rates start from around $240 per night, according to Booking.com. Adventurous guests will also have a lot of fun as there are plenty of picturesque hiking trails, including in two nearby state parks. Two-night romantic weekend getaway packages start at $569.50, including breakfast daily, one dinner and other perks.
Nightly rates at this hotel in one of the best parts of Puerto Rico’s capital start at $87, down from $150, according to TripAdvisor. The hotel is located minutes away from the international airport and right on the waterfront, providing gorgeous views of San Juan Bay and the historic skyline. Just steps from the front door, you will be exposed to exciting nightlife and the beautiful architectural landmarks of Old San Juan. Wander down the blue cobblestone streets and enjoy a delicious meal in an open-air café.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego offers various luxury suites which work well for honeymoons, according to VacationIdea. The hotel currently offers rates that are about 45 percent below the average rate, according to Expedia.com. Rooms start at $179. You can choose from Hard Rock Suites, Rock Star Suites with spa-like bathrooms and spectacular views of the city and bay, and the Black Eyed Peas luxury suite designed by the Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas.
The weather is a little cooler and the crowds start to simmer down – it’s definitely the best time to take a cruise. Fall is not the most popular time to cruise and that means that ships tend to provide discounts to guests in order to fill all rooms. Find lower cruise rates, plan your trip at the last minute, and receive tons of discounts. Cruise lines want to sell off remaining inventory for the current year and encourage people to book early for next season.
Why not combine adventure and fitness in one trip? Cycle the rugged California Coast through towering redwood forests on a day or several days long biking tours, some of the best in all of North America. Explore the old-fashioned towns in the region and try some of the best wines in the country. You’ll see rolling hills of vineyards and shady oak groves, explore the picturesque Dry Creek Valley, have a picnic beneath 300-foot tall giant trees, and bike through coastal mountains.