Your guide to a great fall vacation, plus tips to save big
By Aimee Heckel
Fall may be the best time of year to travel, if you can make it happen with your job (and kids’ school schedule, if you’re traveling as a family).
For many areas, it’s the off-season. The crowds are thinner than the summer, prices are lower and the temperatures are milder — in warm areas. After October, the peak hurricane season in Florida passes. Travel before the Thanksgiving and Christmas rush, and you avoid busy airports and roads, too.
Here are three great excuses to plan a fall vacation — and how to save big.
1. A Halloween excursion.
We travel for many of the other holidays — even Labor Day and Memorial Day — so why not Halloween? Make it a new, unique family tradition.
Make a trip to Salem, Mass., the home of the Salem Witch Trials. The city celebrates Halloween with a big parade, pumpkin-carving contest, psychic events and more. Places to stay include a large Victorian B&B called the Pleasant Inn. Compare lodging options on Expedia’s hotel page to make the most informed decision.
Click here for Vacationrentals.com’s page on booking a vacation to Salem. Then make a stop to check out Vacationrentals’ great selection of online coupons, and book your trip through ShopAtHome.com to get an additional 8 percent Cash Back.
From Arkansas to Colorado to Vermont, the changing of the leaves can be a breathtaking thing to witness. Not to mention, the pictures you can take. Head to the mountains for a fall cabin trip and outdoor hikes, before the weather turns too cold.
Save money on your rental car by using a car rental coupon. Right now, Dollar Rental Car is a great deal: Rent a midsize SUV for $33.99 per day, plus 4 percent Cash Back if you buy through ShopAtHome.com.
3. A beach vacation while everyone else is wearing sweaters.
If you don’t want summer to be over yet, plan a fall beach vacation. Book a vacation to a Beaches by Sandals resort and get one free night, when you stay six or more nights. And don’t miss Beaches’ current deals for up to 65 percent off.
Check out 18 more Sandals deals here, and buy through ShopAtHome.com to get 2 percent Cash Back.
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