Save Big with an Off-Season Beach Week
Traveling to top tourist destinations during the summer and school breaks are sometimes associated with two words: crowded and expensive. If you feel this way, you may be pleased to know that planning your vacation in the off-season really can help alleviate both of those issues.
For a relaxing beach vacation minus the summer crowds, prime booking slots are in late September and early October. Traveling in the fall ensures that kids are back in school, summer travel crowds are gone and Labor Day has passed. Savvy travelers can save a load of money on off-season deals, choose the best destinations and protect themselves from unexpected weather and expenses—all important factors for creating a great fall vacation.
Choosing an off-season beach destination
Choosing the right destination is important. Florida, the Sunshine State, is the number one destination in the country for vacation rentals, according to TripAdvisor. Nearby Alabama has white-sand beaches and popular beach towns like Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Since these are family-friendly destinations, your beach vacation may come at an off-season price when school is in session. Most off-season rental rates start in October, so check online for any beach bargains before making a final decision.
In Florida and all along the Gulf Coast, the weather is comfortable in September and mild during October. However, it's still hurricane season through November, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Keeping an eye on the weather and checking for hurricane warnings this time of year is important. If you’re traveling to a beach vacation in the fall, then travel insurance may be a wise investment. Reputable insurance providers such as Generali Global Assistance can help safeguard travelers against unexpected circumstances so their hard-earned beach vacation is nothing but relaxing.
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Make the most of your travel budget: check for off-season rental rates on an ocean-view condo and prepare for unexpected weather and cancellation expenses with a travel insurance policy. Then, all that’s left to do is enjoy your fall beach vacation.
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