Shoulder season holds all kinds of secrets to cheaper and better travel, and October in many destinations is the shoulder travel season. Not yet freezing but pleasantly cool in many places, and downright warm in others, travelers can get the best of a city devoid of tourist hordes all while saving quite a bit on flights, hotels, and attractions.[slideshow:104651]
Many beaches are still good for swimming or even just enjoying a stroll if the water is too cold, and you won’t have to fight for a spot on the sand either.
Restaurant prices often go down, hotels and resorts offer great deals, and many attractions have discounted if not free tickets. Not only is October a great time to travel and enjoy a destination in an authentic way, but it’s also a great time to travel on a budget.
Don’t worry about figuring out just where you can save big this month, though; we’ve gathered a list of wallet-friendly places to travel in October.