Have you considered taking a fall vacation, but not sure where to go? Here are some fabulous options to consider:
The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Area:
Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast offers great lodging values in the fall while giving vacationers all the amenities they expect. The beaches and water are more enjoyable with slightly cooler temperatures, restaurants offer a shorter wait time and everything is still running wide open (i.e. water sports, charter boats, parasailing, etc.). For more information and ideas, please visit www.gulfshores.com.
Great deals on lodging this fall include specials from Young’s Suncoast (http://www.youngssuncoast.com). Click on the HOT DEALS button or call them and they’ll hook you up with an amazing deal at a fantastic unit like this one at San Carlos! It’s right on the beach and the amenities are perfect for a family.
Perdido Beach Resort is the ticket for luxury hotel accommodations right on the beach in Orange Beach, Alabama. Check out www.perdidobeachresort.com and click on the BEST AVAILABLE rate to enjoy an amazing stay right on the Gulf of Mexico. FREE parking, FREE wifi, on-site restaurants and service as good as the amenities.
Also, check out GROUPON just type in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach and find deals on rooms, condos, restaurants and activities!
Oktoberfest in Helen, GA:
The heart of Bavaria in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia is where celebrations of German heritage have taken off for those looking for an affordable, fun Oktoberfest. Replicating a small German town, this walkable community offers lots of lodging accommodations and unique shopping along with the 45th annual Oktoberfest – Helen’s biggest celebration! Enjoy German music, food, beer gardens, and dancing things like the waltz, polka and the Chicken Dance! It is only a short 3 ½ hour drive from central Alabama and is well worth the value-packed vacation! For more information or to plan your trip, visit www.helenga.org.
Fall is the perfect time to check out a cruise for a fraction of the normal rate. Why? Kids are back in school, demand is down and they need to fill up the rooms. Keep in mind, however, prices are subject to change at any time without notice just like airfare. If you are interested, book as soon as possible! Call your travel agent or go to www.ncl.com.
If you haven’t cruised before, a shorter itinerary is the way to check it out and see if you like it. Here is one to look at: The Norwegian Sky – Four nights from Miami to the Bahamas 80% off the regular rate – inside cabins from $199pp and oceanviews from $299. This price does not include taxes and port fees. It is a little bit of an older ship being built in 1999 but it had a major refurb in 2013, so it’s totally modern and renovated. A couple of dates to choose from are November 2nd or 9th.
Theme Park Values:
Walt Disney World and other Orlando destination theme parks are a fit for fall travel if you can get the kids out of school! Why? Well, ticket prices don’t fluctuate much, so what you are looking for in terms of saving money is value-priced accommodations and the fall is the time to do that. Check out your favorite Disney resorts to see if specials are running or check with your travel agent who can be a huge FREE resource for planning a trip like this. For more information on WDW, check out https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/.
Rosemary Beach (Highway 30-A Florida):
The award-winning seaside community of Rosemary Beach is a highly sought after vacation destination. An upscale property, many folks wait all year for a discount at Rosemary Beach…and here’s your chance! Now through October 31, book online (www.rosemarybeach.com) using code 2020 for 20% off! *some exclusions may apply, see website for clarification.
Also, keep an eye on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thetravelvoicebybecky) where I post lots of deals and specials from time to time!