Fall is a great time to take a trip: In many destinations, you'll find lower rates and smaller crowds than in summer, making for a relaxing and easy-on-the-wallet travel experience. Our deals expert, Lisa Hubner, rounded up some of the best deals for fall travel to Europe, the U.S., and the Caribbean:
Marco Island, Florida: Suite Accommodation at a 4-Diamond Beach Resort from $139/night
If you're looking for some well-deserved R&R, the chic Marco Beach Ocean Resort is offering the perfect deal for you. For $139/night on select weekdays in September and October, you'll stay in a 1-bedroom suite at this 4-Diamond resort. This saves as much as 50 percent on comparable resorts in the area if you stay for two nights or more with their Summer and Fall Special rates.
Las Vegas: 3-Night Vacation with Air and 4-Star Hotel from $289
Get away to glitzy Las Vegas for just $289/person – including round-trip flights and three nights at a 4-star hotel. As an added bonus, you'll receive all airport-to-hotel transfers and a 2-for-1 deal on helicopter, plane, and bus tours. This rate is valid for travel October 7–10 from Philadelphia, but other dates and departure cities are also available for a small extra fee.
Miami: 4-Star Oceanfront Hotel in South Beach from $159/night
Are Miami's beaches, warm weather, and cool vibes calling you? Answer them with a stay at an artsy hotel in the trendy South Beach neighborhood for just $159/night. This rate is currently available for stays Sunday–Wednesday in September; plan a weekend stay for just $198/night. In October, stay Sunday–Wednesday for just $199/night. This saves as much as $75 on booking this hotel on other sites. Plus, all rooms include a kitchenette so you can save even more by making your own meals.
Ireland: 6-Night Trip to Dublin with Airfare and Breakfast for $939/person
This six-night package is a great deal considering the price tag includes your round-trip flights from New York City to Dublin (other departure gateways are also available for more). This saves as much as $600 on booking the components yourself for summer travel. You'll stay for six nights at a centrally located hotel and have the option to upgrade to a more upscale option for a small additional fee. Daily breakfast is included, so you can start your day of sightseeing full of energy. Travel on October 21 at this rate, or on other select dates September–October from just $20+ more per person.
Island Hopping Cruise: 7-Nt Eastern Caribbean Cruise Including St. Maarten & Puerto Rico for $499/person
Escape the cold for a week this November on an island-hopping cruise to the Caribbean, departing from Fort Lauderdale. Set sail on November 2, 9, 16, or 30 and make your way to Puerto Rico's charming capital, San Juan. Explore Old San Juan with its cobblestone streets (pictured), or just relax on the beach. Then, cruise on to Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Enjoy the white sand beaches and unique culture. Your last stop before returning to Miami is a private island in the Bahamas, where you can sunbathe, swim, and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. This is a great rate for an itinerary that differs from your run-of-the-mill Caribbean cruise. Plus, you'll sail on one of the best cruise lines around: Holland America.