Whilst summer may be the most popular time for vacations, traveling in the off season offers many benefits. In fact, this is the perfect time to visit many inspiring destinations. If you’re thinking about the best time to travel, we’ve put together 7 reasons why you should consider an autumn, winter or spring break.
1. PERFECT TEMPERATURES FOR BUCKET-LIST DESTINATIONS
Spring and autumn travel, between March – May and September – November, is the best times of year to visit Peru’s iconic Inca site, Machi Picchu. These are also the best months in which to explore the wonders of Morocco. A visit to the pyramids of Giza in Egypt is recommended in October – April, away from the intense summer heat, with the autumn months of September and October just perfect to enjoy the Golden State of California, USA. And these are just some of the great off season vacation spots you can enjoy.
2. IT IS LESS CROWDED
3. SPECTACULAR COLORS OF THE FALL
A paradise for photographers, traveling in the fall can give a whole new perspective on places already seen, or a spectacular introduction to new destinations. Some of the best off season vacation spots to enjoy a bounty of fall foliage include New England, USA, Edinburgh and the highlands Scotland, and Switzerland’s alpine valleys.
Read more: 6 places to find fabulous fall foliage
4. A BOUNTY OF FOOD
With different climates experience different seasonal foods, the off season is a great time to travel for foodies, with ever changing menus. Why not sample the seasonal gastronomic delights of Spain, Portugal and Italy?
5. DISCOVER A WINTER WONDERLAND
6. CULTURAL DELIGHTS WITH SUNNY SKIES
For those already living in sunny conditions, there’s no reason to give it up with a winter vacation. Rejuvenating and inspiring, a winter sun break will send you home with a spring in your step. And taking a family vacation during the holiday season is always a memorable way to celebrate.
If you are looking for inspiration, Morocco is a great off season vacation spot, with winter being the perfect time of year to enjoy a plethora of architectural and culinary delights. This is also one of the best times of year to explore the pyramids and temples of Egypt and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the famous River Nile.