Rawpixel.com/shutterstock Once the kids are back at school prices drop, sometimes considerably. Natasha Rachel Smith, travel expert at TopCashback.com, explains that fall can be one of the cheapest times of the year to go on vacation, since in many locations it’s considered a shoulder season or off-season. Those off-season prices can equal big savings. For example, High Hampton Inn, a historic mountain resort in Cashiers North Carolina, is offering three nights for the price of two for now until November 5, 2017, a savings of 22 percent. Get inspired by these cheap travel destinations that feel VIP luxe.
It’s less crowded
IlkerErgun/shutterstock School is back in session and that means that vacation spots around the world are less populated, making it an ideal time to escape for an adults-only weekend (or break the rules and take the kids too for a family adventure without the lines). You’ll be able to breeze up to see the viewing deck of the Empire State Building in New York City or get up close and personal (as possible) with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris. Laura Hall, of Kid & Coe, a rental site for family-friendly homes, says the time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is a great time to take kids away before the busy holiday season approaches.