Any time is good to disconnect from the routine and travel, whether alone, with family, with friends, as a couple… But sleeping in a luxury hotel without breaking the bank, enjoying the most tourist attractions without having to wait in line for hours, and flying at incredible prices are unique conditions of traveling in the low season.
Advantages of traveling in low season
More and more people are encouraged to express tourism at not-so-popular times of the year. These are the following reasons:
You won’t have to wait hours to enter the museums, parks, and monuments you want to visit. You can also go to the beach whenever you want and find a place without getting up early, or sit down to eat without having to reserve days in advance. What a pleasure!
If you decide to wait until the end of the year, you will have a much wider range of destinations to choose from.
You should not plan too far in advance since on that date most places have availability practically until the last minute and, in addition, when looking for accommodation you will have a high probability of finding the perfect room.
One of the main factors that drive us to travel at this time is savings. And we can get flights and rooms at bargain prices.
As most people travel in summer and early September, there is a lot of demand and this causes the prices of flights and accommodation to rise (a lot).
On those dates, any hotel, trip, excursion, or activity will be much more expensive. By traveling in low season, you can enjoy the same place and save up to more than half.
Regarding the price of flights, the price difference is important, so if you wait for the winter offers you will have incredible prices.
Finally, as there are fewer tourists, there will be less danger as thieves and pickpockets take advantage of the most touristy sites. Additionally, with fewer people, security agents tend to have greater control, and emergency calls are responded to more quickly.
Destinations in low season
Now that you know the advantages of traveling in the low season, you will surely want to know which are the most recommended places, although the best destination will always depend on your tastes and what you want to do.
Therefore, we have divided this section into two parts depending on your preferences:
Do you fancy a quieter holiday? So the best thing is that you enjoy some areas close to home and within Spain.
If you are interested in a more cultural trip touring the city, you will like to know that urban hotels are usually occupied by business travelers during the week and are empty when the weekend arrives, which is why they usually launch offers and discounts for off-days. work, take advantage of them!
If you are looking for a break in nature you have two options: beach or mountains. You will know that the sea is less popular in the winter months so the most special prices are given when it is colder. And if you enjoy going to the mountains, it is best to go during the week, as that is when you will find the best deals.
In case you are planning to take a trip further afield, these are some of the most popular destinations to go to in the low season:
Disney Land Paris
The difference between going to Disneyland in high or low season can mean savings of up to €500. However, the seasons in this park are complex since they are distributed throughout the year and, at the same time, monthly. That is, in the same month we can find up to 4 different seasons.
Even so, the high season is from April to October, while the low season is from November to March. In addition, during the week there are also different prices and it is best that you visit the park from Sunday to Thursday.
The best time to travel to New York is during January and early March since the city is much cheaper and quieter during the cold months of mid-winter.
On these dates snow is common and temperatures range between 1 and 4 ° C. As we have mentioned before, plane tickets are cheaper and hotel occupancy rates drop below 90%. Plus, restaurant reservations and theater tickets are easier to get. If you don’t mind the cold, without a doubt, it’s your time!
Make a list of things to take
In addition to sunglasses, comfortable shoes, or a camera, in this new normal, we recommend that when packing your suitcase you also include:
- Face masks
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
Depending on where you go, health requirements and restrictions may change: some countries do not require wearing a mask, but others do; some ask for a PCR test or health passport.
To avoid unpleasant surprises, it is best to inform yourself about the current regulations of your destination and any other place you pass through while you are traveling.
In conclusion, taking an express trip in the low season is a great option since everything will be cheaper and you will be able to enjoy much more peace of mind than on conventional vacations.
The advantages will depend on your preferences and destinations: a getaway to the mountains is not the same as going out of the country for a few days. In any case, you must take into account the COVID-19 measures to travel with more peace of mind and safety.