Four Off-Peak Places to Explore In September

Top fall vacation spots in the U.S.

Photo by J. MIchael

Sure, the summer might be winding down but that doesn’t mean you have to put any travel plans on hold until next year. In fact, the fall season is one of the best and cheapest times of the year to getaway. Below, we’ve shared a list of some of the coolest, less crowded, and cheapest spots in the U.S. to visit, according to Jana Randall for

  1. Disneyland/Disney World: Disney parks tend to see lower numbers from mid-September to mid-November because most kids are back in school. With fewer tourists, expect shorter wait times, better deals and more times for rides.
  2. Yellowstone National Park: A hotbed for tourists in the spring and summer, this national park sees a lull in attendance from September to February. If you can brave the cooler weather in the fall in Montana, expect to see lower lodging prices and more animal sightings in the wild.
  3. Los Angeles calendar-filled events: People travel in droves to the coast in the summer but come fall most beachgoers head indoors making L.A. a great place to visit. Be sure to check out annual events like the L.A. Cider Fest and L.A. County Fair, says Randall as well as the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice Beach.
  4. San Francisco crowd-pleasing festivals: Beautiful weather conditions, low fog, and a variety of street fairs, make San Francisco a hot spot for travel in September and October. Oktoberfest by the Bay, the Floating Homes Tour, Dragon Boat Festival Race, Autumn Moon Festival and Folsom Street Fair. San Francisco can be pricey, but Randall says the city tops this travel list for its autumn ambiance.

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