Vacationers are always talking about the “best” times to visit particular destinations, but most often they are referring to a time that a lot of other people have in mind. Although there is nothing wrong with traveling in peak seasons, there is an exciting charm about traveling in the offseason when you can explore new surroundings without the crowds. The list below highlights some famous destinations with an offseason travel recommendation.
New Orleans, Louisiana
When people generally think of traveling to New Orleans, Mardi Gras is what they plan their visit around. The streets are flooded with tourists who want to take part in the biggest party in the United States. If you ask any of the locals about the best time to visit, they will most certainly tell you to avoid Mardi Gras and come for Halloween.
The month of July is a tourist hotspot. The weather is pleasant and you’ll be received more warmly. The locals at any travel destination often become tired of the crowds and tourists. Plan your trip to Thailand in June for a better overall experience. The rain season is just about over and has cooled the area down. There are also less crowds and more hotel availability. June is the perfect time to experience Thailand for less money and less headache!
Most tourists make their way to Boston for the summer. There’s plenty going on, the weather is warm, and the city is hopping. Don’t get me wrong, the summer months are a great time for a Boston vacation, but it’s not the only time you should visit. For a truly unique experience, visit Boston in October or November. The air will be a little brisk, but experiencing the fall foliage will be worth the extra layer. Boston is a town full of history, culture, and art, so there is something there for everyone – no matter what time of year.
Paris is another destination to take advantage of in the fall. The weather is cooling down and the summer vacation crowd has died down. You will feel as though you have the city to yourself. Top attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre will have significantly smaller lines, thus allowing you to spend some quality time with Mona Lisa.
Hawaii sees a ton of tourist traffic twice a year. During the summer Hawaii sees the vacation crowd and in the winter the see travelers from all over coming to escape the cold. The truth with Hawaii is that there is never a bad time to be there. The weather remains pretty consistent and it’s beautiful year round. If you are looking for a unique experience, planning your trip for April or May is the way to go. Doing so will get you to Hawaii for less money, in the “dry” season before hurricane season, and at a time where the beaches aren’t flooded with other tourists.