Did you take the great weather and the sunny days for granted? Here comes the first winds of Autumn and you realize that you did not enjoy the summertime as much as you wanted. Soon, the kids will be back to school, and the whole family will be again stuck indoors throughout another chilly winter.
Luckily, it is not too late to save the day. In fact, this is almost the end of travel season which means prices will be dropping in popular destinations around the country and abroad. Here are five awesome travel destinations that make great end-of-summer vacation spots on the cheap.
5. Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is a top beach destination on the East Coast with an extensive arrays of interesting things to do during your stay. There is a nice blend of amusement parks, golf courses and marine activities to keep visitors entertained.
During Summertime, probably due to its popularity, Myrtle Beach can be quite expensive to visit. However, as an end-of-summer vacation spot, it is affordable as prices start to drop. Take advantage of all-inclusive deals offered by local hotels, stay off the Grand Strand area, and look for vacation rental cottages.
4. Fort Lauderdale
Most Florida destinations are best to visit during winter and spring — unless you really like rain. Like most beach towns in the Sunshine State, Fort Lauderdale is a fantastic end-of-summer vacation spot which will grant you access to prime beaches without the peak-season crowds. Even the unluckiest traveler can expect to profit from some fantastic airfare and hotel deals.
If the weather turns a little gray, you can still plan to visit great local attractions ranging from the museum of Fort Lauderdale for culture to Las Olas Boulevard for boutique shopping.
Biloxi is one of the oldest cities in America, striving under the Mississippi radar. As a beach town, expect cheap sandy-white waterfronts complemented with seafood cuisine. As a historic destination, visitors can also take advantage of the myriad of museums and historic sites.
However, besides for its Southern charms, you will love Biloxi even more if you are into gambling. The Beau Rivage and the Treasure Bay are just two of its world-class resorts. Be sure not to gamble your travel budget away!
2. Point Reyes National Seashore
It is during the last days of summer that Northern California is the warmest. Point Reyes is as much a natural park as it is a beach-bum haven. Tomales Bay is the perfect setting for all sorts of water activities but also hiking, on the trails that link the beaches to other local attractions.
Point Reyes is, of course, a sanctuary for elks, seabirds, and a wide variety of endemic plants.
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1. Yellowstone National Park
One of the biggest US National Parks, Yellowstone will keep you entertained for weeks. There are so many unique natural marvels to see. Luckily admission grants access for 7 days.
Start by exploring the Geyser fields, making a revered stop at the world-famous Old Faithful. Continue to the Hayden Valley to spot the majestic bisons in the wilderness. Soak in the Yellowstone Lake and the Mammoth Hot Springs. There is no doubt the star attraction will be the mind-blowing Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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