When it comes to planning a vacation, one thing that most people want to do is find the best deal possible so they can save. Who wants to pay more for the same package when they can get it for a lot less. If your travel dates are flexible and you are able to travel at any time, you should consider booking your trip during the off peak season. I remember before I had my kids my husband and I used to travel during off peak months and had some of the best vacations we’ve every had. Some of the perks for booking your vacation during off peak months include the following things:
For one thing, when booking your trip during off peak times for a destination you should be able to save money. Travel is all about supply and demand, when it is the peak travel season there is a higher demand so prices go up while during the off peak times prices are usually cheaper. During the off peak season, hotels and even airlines don’t want there to be any empty rooms or seats so they sometimes offer lower prices to entice people to book with them. I know that when we used to travel during these times we would sometimes pay almost half the price for the same vacation during off peak months as compared to the peak season.
During the off peak travel season for a particular destination, another thing that you will surely enjoy are the smaller crowds. Whether it being a beach vacation in the Riviera Maya or a trip to Disneyland, traveling during the so called slow times of a destination allows you to to enjoy the destination more in my opinion as you don’t have to worry about others who are also visiting. On a trip I took to Jamaica, we traveled during the off season and absolutely enjoyed ourselves as there weren’t many people on the beaches, we could easily get a table at any restaurant and all of the activities we wanted to do was available even though we didn’t book them in advance.
A third reason why you should consider traveling during this time is because you will have a lot of options. As mentioned above with the prices being cheaper, you possibly have the chance to stay at a luxury resort that you may have not been able to afford if you’ve traveled during a different time. Again this is one of the great things about taking a vacation during this time, it allows you to take the vacation you’ve always wanted to go on but for a price that you can afford. Maybe stay at a luxury beach resort and spend some time at a spa, you have a lot of options as things are going to be more affordable.
If you decide you want to take an off peak vacation, make sure you first figure out when the slower months are for a destination so you get the best price. After that, book that dream vacation and save!