The name of the season corresponds to what the verb version of the word means – falling prices, crowds and temperatures. These three conditions make traveling in September, October and November more pleasant and memorable in many ways.
The ideal travel spot this time of year has spectacular fall foliage, many outdoor activities, and affordable accommodation prices. If there is a popular destination you have always wanted to visit but simply can’t afford, fall is likely the best time to head there without breaking the bank.
Fall is also a season filled with many festivals celebrating everything from music, food, pumpkins, and even vintage cars. Concerts are generally free or the fees are minimal.
Most people aren’t looking to book a trip this time of year, so it’s common to see extra discounts on hotels and flights. Businesses – whether grand resorts or small hotels – want to push sales.
The best time to book a flight is on Tuesday night or Wednesday early morning, and the best time to fly is on a Wednesday because it’s farthest from the weekend. The timing is similar with hotels.
Cruises in the fall are another affordable vacation option. You know exactly what you’re paying for and you end up spending half what you would if you went to a resort. The cheapest prices now are for cruises going to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Alaska.
Spend several days celebrating the new season with hayrides, corn mazes and haunted houses without having to think about money.