With September around the corner, you might think summer is done! But don’t put your beach umbrella and swimsuit away just yet. There’s still some great prices on summer flights. Airfare prices peak in July and go down throughout the months of August and September when “summer” travel is less prevalent. Reference our Summer Flights page to help choose the best dates to fly. Go against the grain and score a deal to one of these great destinations!
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
We just “did” Tennessee as part of a cross-country vacation with the family, and can we just say Pigeon Forge packs a punch. It’s home to Dolly Parton’s beloved Dollywood amusement park, it’s also within spittin’ distance of the Great Smoky Mountains. If you visit Pigeon Forge in August or September, you’re getting to be there between peak summer tourist season and the simply stunning fall foliage of the Smokies.
It used to be that you needed a year or more to research and book a European trip properly. Thankfully, those days are long gone and if you have the flexibility, a fun summer European vacation can still be yours for the taking. Berlin is a great gateway to exploring the rest of Europe whether you want to go by rail or one of the low-cost air carriers. But if you’re looking for a fun city to hang in for a few days, Berlin is hard to beat. The bohemian/artistic vibe is strong and there are oodles of history to experience– from Brandenburg Gate to “Checkpoint Charlie” and remnants of the Berlin Wall, to the moving Holocaust Memorial. Check out our Europe Summer Flights page for more tips and best dates to travel.
Miami is humid in August and September and the prospect of rain sometimes keeps hardcore beachgoers away. However, rain (if it comes) usually lasts for just an hour or two. We think that’s worth the risk. You can expect hot and humid days, a bit of rain in the afternoon, and balmy nights in August and September. That sounds like great beach weather to us. Add in great flight and hotel deals? We’re packing our bags and putting on our party pants!
Hawaii is one of those evergreen destinations without a low season. We’re branching out to share a bit about Kauai this time – it gets less tourist traffic, offers some spectacular scenery of it’s own and high season summer crowds depart, late summer and fall bring some hot deals to the mainland to entice you. Rooms and airfares will double in January but right now Kauai offers deep savings in late summer.
Does the name Mérida not immediately ring a bell? Mérida is not a Mexico beach destination, it’s not a party destination and you’ll have to change planes in Mexico City to get there. So why go? It’s an up-and-comer on the Mexico tourism scene for Americans, though the rest of the world has known about it for quite some time. Mérida is steeped in colonial and Aztec history, its cobblestone streets are charming squared, and it’s got tourism infrastructure without being a tourism trap. This is the kind of town that’ll totally sneak up on you. Just go.
Need some more destination advice? Our Summer Flights page is a great resource to give you additional destinations. See where you can stretch those precious vacation dollars and make the most of the remaining summer days. Happy travels!