Summer is hardly over and we’re ready for another vacation! Luckily fall is the perfect post-summer sweet spot to check off some items on your travel bucket list. Here are 5 ideas for affordable destinations around the Americas and Europe that will fit your budget.
With an increase in tourism and travel expenses, affordable destinations are quickly turning into a distant dream. But that’s not the case with this Catalonian city in Spain that has perfectly warm weather all year round and cheap flight tickets in fall.
Visit Barcelona in the month of November and you’re bound to find a great savings deal on a hotel (some offer discounts as high as 45%). So visit and experience the Gaudi architecture, public parks and the wonderful tapas the city is famous for.
Travel: During fall, round-trip cost is estimated to be $700. One way fares start from $129 from specific U.S cities like Washington, D.C, Boston and Chicago for selected dates between September and December.
Where to stay: The centrally located H10 Universitat Hotel is near the metro station and starts from $140 / night in fall.
What to do: Watch a FC Barcelona soccer game, sing and dance at the Wine and Cava Festival. October is packed with exciting events like the Sitges Film festival and the International Jazz Festival in October which attracts art and music enthusiasts around the world. Don’t worry, the city won’t be too crowded during this time of the year.
Who thought that Paris could make it on the list of affordable vacations? But fall happens to be the perfect time to explore this beautiful city without breaking the bank. Air fares are usually lower during this time of the year and visitors can avail attractive discounts and deals with popular hotels.
Travel: Average round trip comes in about $700. One way fares start from $139 from selected U.S cities like Dallas, Orlando and San Francisco between September and December.
Where to stay: St. Christophers Inn Paris- Canal is amazing for those on a budget with great facilities and views. In autumn, rates start at $146.
What to do: Fall is the perfect time to see Paris’ gallery shows and art exhibitions. The city has a number of annual events like the Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre and the FIAC art show lined up for the months of September, October and November.
Save up to 30 per cent on hotels and 6 per cent on flight tickets when you travel to this eventful city of Massachusetts.
Travel: $280 for a round trip in the fall months.
Where to stay: The Charles River Inn is a good place to stay and costs about $152/ night during fall.
What to do: Annual events like the Octoberfest and the Head of The Charles Regatta, Hamilton are a must-visit if you’re in town during the month of October. The Boston Athletic Association also hosts a half marathon for running enthusiasts in fall.
Finger Lakes Region, New York
The Finger Lakes consist of 14 sub-regions and is situated between Rochester and Syracuse. Famous for its leaf-peeping and outdoor activities, it is the perfect fall getaway in New York, accessible by a five-hour drive from almost 25 per cent of U.S. cities.
Travel: Round trips cost around $200 in fall but you can easily travel there by car.
Where to stay: The inexpensive and comfy Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls costs only $152 per night during the months of fall.
What to do: Seneca Lake Wine Trail event called Deck the Halls is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. You can also avail the Finger Lakes fall glamping package for the best accommodations, wine tours, apple tastings and more.