Budget-Friendly Places To Travel To During The Fall

Budget-Friendly Places to Travel to During the Fall

Fall is the season for bargains and good travel deals. Kids are back to school and parents are back to work. Thus, the number of bookings significantly decreases, and prices follow the trend accordingly."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," Ivy Chou, travel expert at DealsPlus, says. "Companies want to push sales." "The best time to book a flight is on Tuesday night or Wednesday early morning," Chou says. "And the best time to fly is on a Wednesday because it's farthest from the weekend," she adds.

Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts

Visit the rural region in the mountains of western Massachusetts is you want to explore quaint villages, small towns, beautiful nature and interesting museums. Don't miss the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, one of the largest centers for contemporary visual art and performing arts. You can stay in small B&Bs, cabins or vacation rentals to save some money.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most visited national park in the U.S. is also one of the most gorgeous, especially in October and November. The stunning views make for perfect day hikes. Most people go to the scenic highway that runs along the mountains. This is one of the best parks for camping. Deep Creek Campground is all about the water. The more adventurous campers can set up at horse camps.

Scottsdale, Arizona

With a lively nightlife scene and several cultural attractions, the outdoor adventure opportunities in Scottsdale are sometimes overlooked. In the fall, you can easily find hotels for under $90 per night, according to Hotels.com. Go on a half-day mountain bike tour through the Sonoran Desert, home to some the Southwest's best mountain-biking trails, or on a kayak ride through the desert's Salt River, a lush oasis surrounded by red cliffs and wondrous wildlife.

Savannah, Georgia

Mid-September to mid-November is the "shoulder season" in the city. The summer crowds clear, along with the hot temperatures,) and accommodation prices take a huge dip. Many festivals are scheduled for October, the tickets for which are either very cheap or free. Savannah's main celebration of food and drink is scheduled for November 7-13.

Charleston, South Carolina

People go to Charleston for the food, golf courses, and historic sites. You can get an all-inclusive "ticket" to a few restaurants, and drink and eat as much as you want for one price. The city where the Civil War began undoubtedly tops the list of must-see places for American history buffs. Wander the cobblestone streets, lined with buildings that date back to the 1700s. You can find hotel deals for about $100 per night, according to TripAdvisor.

Vancouver, Canada

The dollar is strong so you'll get a lot more bang for your buck. Stores offer tempting fall sales and discounts. Visit in October when the city celebrates its craft beer from all over British Columbia, which happens to be the birthplace of craft beer in the country. In addition, Vancouver is a beautiful costal city. Quick search on Hotels.com shows that hotel rooms are available in October for as little as $55 a night. 

Huntersville, North Carolina

The 16th century European style art and entertainment festival alone is a great reason to visit. The Carolina Renaissance Festival is held on weekends from October 1 until November 20. You reenact life in Medieval Europe, be jousting knights on horseback. Twelve stages are packed with continuous live comedy, music, dance, and circus style entertainments. Hotels are about $80 per night, according to Expedia.com.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Enjoy the beach in the fall. Go in time to for the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival which will be held October 13-16, 2016. More than 300 vendors will impress you with fine art, crafts, and delicious shrimp. The zoo is great; putt-putt golf is always hit; and go-carts places have the double carts where children can ride with you. The Wharf has a huge Ferris Wheel, a movie theatre, Build-a-bear & lots of places to eat. A lot of hotel offer rooms for $50 a night in October.

Yellowstone National Park

Watch geysers erupt, see grizzly bears in their natural habitat, go rafting, be a cowboy for a day, and fish in the famous Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone is one of the most famous recreational areas in the U.S. The 3,500 miles stretching from Wyoming to Montana and Idaho are also among the most visited. It was founded to preserve the magnificent geysers and other geothermal wonders abundant in the area.

Salem, Massachusetts

Don't miss the Devils Chase, a 6.66 miles that make up a diabolical dash through Salem. Those who are doubtlessly demonic can cast a bid for the chance to race with bib number 666 pinned proudly to their shirt. Salem is one of the best places to go around Halloween. The Witch House, the only place in the city with direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, is a must-see. Explore the Pioneer Village and experience Puritan village life in the 1620s.

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Visit The Natural State and its most affordable destination when it's the most beautiful. Stunning foliage coats the mountainsides with hues of gold, red and orange. The weather is perfect for hiking or mountain biking. Interesting events like the Documentary Film Festival and music performance are also in the fall. There are 50 hotels and resorts to choose from, so a room for every budget and itinerary is available. You can still find something for $40 a night, according to Hotels.com.

Go on a Cruise

Summer is over and the crowds are going away. This brings cruise prices down by a lot as there are significantly fewer bookings. Also, most of the people who go on a cruise in the fall are couple who have no kids (they are back in school). It doesn't take long to find great discounts for cruises to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and many more exotic destinations.

Portland, Maine

Maine's largest city makes for a perfect fall escape—art galleries, outdoor recreation and the magnificent waterfront win over every traveler. Add to that the charm of cobblestone streets and old Victorian mansions—you might not want to leave Portland. Luckily it's a quick trip from Boston, Providence and Albany, so you can make it back for another weekend getaway.

Louisville, Kentucky

Visit the bourbon capital of the world. If you like to know more about this unique American beverage, this is the place to go. You will visit nine distilleries and participate in several tastings so you can get feel the authenticity of each final product. Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and you'll get an idea of the scientific process behind making this native to America spirit. Ride the fashionable Frankfort Avenue on a trolley and enjoy the free wine and snacks some boutiques offer.

San Antonio, Texas

There is a lot to do and see – River Walk, the Alamo and SeaWorld are just a few. Taste some of the best Mexican food in all of the U.S. Explore the history at the Spanish colonial missions, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas, and enjoy pulse-pounding rides at world-class theme parks. The fall is also the time for fun cultural festivals and amazing exhibits. Hotel rooms for about $80 per night are still available.