For many, vacations are associated with the summer months. Of course, the warm weather plays a big part in the popularity of summertime vacations, but so does logistics; most kids are out of school during the summer months, which makes it the most advantageous season to book a getaway. But what if you don’t have kids, or your kids are grown? Or what if you just want to enjoy a quiet couples getaway, far from crowded summer beaches and attractions?
Here’s a best-kept secret: book a stay during the late summer or early fall—generally Weeks 35-46 on your Vacation Week Calendar—when the kids are back in school and family travel is at its lowest. The weather is still mild, the beaches still inviting, but the crowds will be smaller and you can enjoy an even more relaxing getaway with as many or as little activities as you want. And since you won’t be booking during peak vacation weeks, you’ll have more Points to use later.
Early November is generally great time to visit Orlando because you’ll be there before the major holiday rush. That means wait times to get on major thrill rides greatly diminishes. Plus, many of the theme parks begin to decorate early, giving you a chance to get in the spirit of the season and party at least one month earlier.
Come fall, the landscapes surrounding many Bluegreen resorts are ablaze with orange, red and yellow colors. Since the weather will be pleasant, hiking is a great way to witness the stunning foliage. In the Tennessee Smokies, Clingman’s Dome offers incredible vantage points and photo opportunities. You can also get away to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri for breathtaking outdoor adventures in Dogwood Canyon near Table Rock Lake.
Autumn in the desert is always stunning. Witness the wonders of nature in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and take in awe-inspiring sunsets. Outdoor enthusiasts can stake their claim for fun and adventure while exploring red rock formations surrounded by Saguaro cactus. Those looking to take their vacation to the next level can rise above the landscape during a hot air balloon ride.
Myrtle Beach is synonymous with golf and October through November are great months to tee it up. Temperatures are ideal for outdoor activity and Broadway at the Beach is a great destination filled with plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options. For a birds-eye a view of this popular beach destination, go for a spin on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel™.
When the temps dip, there’s no better time to enjoy a romantic fall weekend. Cozy up in Cape Cod with a whale watching tour. Peak season is in the summer and runs through October, making it the perfect month to escape the crowds.
Sweater weather is the perfect time to travel through the Worlds Largest Living History Museum and immerse yourself in early American history in Williamsburg, Virginia. The mild temperature also makes dining at one of the sidewalk cafes even more inviting. Warm up with Southern charm, delectable dining in Charleston and New Orleans. These two iconic destinations are always popular but easier to get around in the later part of the year.
When cold fronts move in on the northern states, there is still plenty of opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy a beachfront getaway to Daytona Beach or Miami. Work on your tan in Daytona or cruise over to the Daytona International Speedway. In Miami, the tropical heat beckons you to take part in all the sizzle the city has to offer.
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