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Best fall getaways for every budget

Date posted:  9/9/16 10:00:00 AM Vacation on any budget

Just because the temperatures drop and kids head back to school doesn't mean you can't still plan some affordable fall vacations. If it weren't for pumpkin-flavored treats, it would be much harder to distract us from the impending cold and dark days ahead, but a getaway can liven up the autumn months.

A fall vacation is a great idea if you are trying to get away but don't want to deal with the crowds. Since all the kids are back in school, fewer families are hitting the road for a fun-filled trip, which means those who decide to take a few days off in the fall can enjoy their vacation during an off-season.

Here are a few fantastic fall getaways for every budget:

Save and savor
If you're interested in taking a trip this fall, but don't want to break the bank, try heading somewhere nearby, or embracing the off-season. It may surprise you to know that booking a trip to Hawaii can actually be affordable, but it's true! Because fall is the island's off-season, you'll have a much easier time finding great deals on vacation rentals and airfare.

In addition, no matter where you live in the country, you will always find a nearby destination that's sure to please. Midwesterners can enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago, East Coast natives may want to check out historical spots like Salem, and those living on the West Coast can enjoy cool hikes in destinations like Alamere Falls, California. By traveling near home and saving on travel, you can allocate more of your budget toward lodging and activities.

Another way to save on a fun getaway is to camp. Fall camping is a fantastic activity that allows you to enjoy nature and your surroundings in a truly unforgettable fashion. Not only is it an affordable vacation, but cooler temperatures means there will likely be fewer bugs as well. So, pick a destination and pack your supplies for a camping trip the whole family will love.

Fall in love with these destinations
U.S. News & World Report noted the top 3 fall destinations include:

  • Savannah, Georgia
  • San Francisco, California
  • New York City, New York

These locations are not only beautiful during the fall season, they are also less busy during those months. So, book a flight or rent a car and enjoy autumn leaves in Central Park or some Southern hospitality at a historic bed and breakfast.

Swing away
Whether you have some extra income to spend, or you're just interested a vacation involving your favorite pastime,  Forbes Travel Guide shared some of the top lavish destinations for golfers, including:

  • Keswick Hall and Golf Club in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Grace Bay Club Villas in Turks and Caicos
  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies

These destinations boast pristine weather throughout the year, so a fall golf outing is a nice treat for those looking for something a little more luxurious.

Jet set without a budget
Interested in treating yourself to an extravagant trip? Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz, Switzerland offers luxury suites for $5,427 each night, noted Business Insider. Planning this vacation allows you to enjoy breathtaking views, skiing, snowboarding, a wellness spa and more.

Another exciting and expensive trip you can daydream about is a Sea Cloud Cruise through the Aegean Sea. Costing anywhere between $3,995 and $7,995 per person, this cruise includes in-cabin champagne and an impressive itinerary.

The fall season is a great time to treat yourself to a vacation, no matter your  budget. Research your options and plan travel to  the ideal destination for your wallet.