Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel


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8 Responses

  1. Alouise says:

    Limited options is a good thing to remember. I went to Prince Edward Island a few years ago, just weeks before tourist season. while it wasn’t busy it also meant a lot of things I wanted to see were closed.

    • JoAnna says:

      I’ve noticed that the limited options thing is particularly prevalent in beach-related towns. I’m not sure if you were in a town on the water, but it’s worth noting that those destinations definitely have minimal choices in the off season.

  2. This is a great summary. I’ve done a lot of winter travel and I don’t mind it. I think if you can deal with weather and slightly limited options, off-season is a good way to go.

    • JoAnna says:

      I agree that off season definitely has its benefits, but I think it’s important to weigh the options before jumping in just for the price reduction.

  3. Renee says:

    Having been to the Grand Canyon in July and December, I’ll never go in the summer again! No swarms of people, plus it’s nice and warm at the bottom (rather than blazing hot) and rangers are available to just chat…chilly but nice.

    • JoAnna says:

      You’re absolutely right. The bottom of the canyon is a very different experience in the summer than in the winter.

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