Travel Tips and Ideas

Why You Might Want to Consider Traveling During the Off Season

by Isabelle Raffin | Sep 15, 2022
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One of the biggest decisions you may have to make when you decide to travel is when to actually venture out. Often times this is maybe dictated by the time you are able to take off from work, kids schools schedules, and location. Something you may want to consider is traveling during off season. Off season is the time of year when tourist numbers could be at their lowest.

There is a lot to consider when you travel, especially during off season. You may want to check to be sure that you’re actually traveling during off season. Many travelers may assume that summer is peak season for travel. Considering the destination to be sure can help. The Alps are very popular during the winter because of the large number of tourists that ski. Also, considering which hemisphere you will be traveling to may help because even though its 30 degrees Fahrenheit in New England it may be 95 in Australia.

If you are able to, research and consider traveling to some of your bucket list destinations during this time. Here are a few reasons why we suggest the consideration.

Saving Money

Many travelers may jump at any opportunity to save money. Traveling off season may indicate a lower number of tourists to a particular location and prices may be lower than they are during peak travel times. For instance, flights may be considerably cheaper during the off season. In fact, travel junkies may tend to travel based on where they can go for the least expensive airline costs. There are many resources at your disposal to look into flexible fly dates as well as location. You might find a flight to a place you never considered!

Getting the Place to Yourself

Well…almost. With the increased possibility of the low number of tourists, you will likely be able to enjoy smaller crowds and shorter lines at attractions. This may enhance your travel in many cases, allowing you to better experience your location without the distraction of hundreds of people. Photographs may not be photo bombed, restaurants may not be crowded, and the streets may even be less crowded. If you would like to experience what it’s like to be a local, traveling to a location during off season and seeing where the locals gather could be just the right solution. Often times these smaller quaint places can be more interesting than the typical tourist attractions.

More Availability

Certain places are known to be popular during a specific season the attractions and accommodations that are most sought out there could be fully booked during peak seasons. However, during the off season you may be able to stay at the most popular lodging location or secure a ticket for a popular exhibit. You may also have more flexibility in your schedule and instead of having to take the last train ticket available during peak season you may have some choices of when, where, and how you can spend your days.


No matter when or where you plan on traveling, be sure to consider travel protection any time you head out. Talk to your travel advisor today or visit our website to learn more about how travel protection can help you should the unexpected occur. Happy travels!





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