Now that September is almost ending, and Autumn is definitely here, it’s time to consider some of the reasons that make it a great season for a vacation. Although many people prefer the summer, taking a vacation in the fall is equally beautiful and has its perks. Check out these reasons why the fall is a great season for a vacation.
1. Lower Prices
Depending on the country, some have special prices for their resorts that are way lower than they are during the summer. In an effort to attract vacationers for as long as possible, some resorts give special offers during the fall. Countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain might offer better prices during the fall. Air tickets might be cheaper as well.
2. Less People around
Have you ever been to a beautiful Spanish beach during the summer? It can get so crowded that you can barely swim or find a place to lay down your things. Same goes for museums, archaeological sites, restaurant, and bars or simply walking down the street. Instead of waiting for hours under the blazing sun on a queue that barely moves to enter a museum, try visiting during the fall. There are less people around. And also it’s much more easier to find accommodations.
3. It’s Quieter
Less people usually mean more quiet. Everything is more peaceful. You can enjoy a quiet walk on the beach, a peaceful evening on the balcony of your hotel room, and so much more without the constant noise of the masses of people. If you are the type of person that prefers peace and quiet then the fall is the perfect season for your vacation.
4. It’s Simply Beautiful
The fall’s foliage with all its colors gives an amazing sight to everyone who sees it. All this golden leaves on the trees mixing up with the green that is left over from the summer consist a simply magical landscape.
5. Lower Temperatures
With all the climate change, mild temperatures are hard to encounter. During the summer many countries face extreme heat that can get very uncomfortable. Fall’s temperatures are much better. You avoid the extreme heat of the summer but you can still enjoy the sun. Also, it is the ideal weather for a hike in the woods. Not too warm, not too cold.
6. Festival and Celebrations
One word: Oktoberfest. The world’s biggest beer festival, held every year in Munich. It’s the best way to get to know the Bavarian culture, meet a lot of people and have fun. Besides Oktoberfest there are many music festivals and let’s not forget Halloween. Since not all countries celebrate Halloween, taking a trip to one that does at the end of October can be really fun.
7. It’s Much Easier to Ask for a Leave from Work
At the beginning of summer many companies have the same problem. Everyone wants some vacation during the summer. It might get difficult to find the dates you want since it’s more than likely that someone else also wants it. When you ask for a leave during the fall when everyone else had already had their vacation it is much more possible you will get it.
Ever since our childhoods, we tend to associate our vacations with the summer because that’s when we didn’t have school obligations. But when we reach our adult life we realize that taking a vacation at any other time of the year is also possible. The fall is a great season to do that. Pack your bags, don’t forget to grab your camera and have a nice trip!