Travelling in the summer and winter breaks can sometimes be difficult, with the higher traffic and costs it can be hard to find the right holiday for you. Travelling in the off-season can be a great choice for loads of reasons, here are a few of the benefits that I’ve found.
Lots of great travel locations also have fantastic seasonal festivals in the off-season. Not only will you skip the crowds but you’ll also get to enjoy a really unique experience! For example, Oktoberfest throughout Germany can make for a fantastic autumn holiday or the springtime Hanami cherry blossom in Japan offers some beautiful sights. Seasonal festivals can be a great opportunity to get a unique perspective on different cultures and make the best of an off-season holiday.
Off season holidays often have the added benefit of being cheaper. With fewer people travelling costs will go down and you can have the opportunity for some really great deals. If you have a fantasy holiday that is that little bit too expensive, it could be worth saving it for the off-season. Even if you have the budget for a holiday during the peak seasons, travelling in the off-season will let you stretch it that little bit further.
Travelling to holiday favourite destinations during the off-season can help you to beat those crowds and get the most out of your holiday time. Trips to theme parks or beach holidays will be less stressful and you’ll no longer have to contend with lots of other people for a beach chair or to get onto your favourite ride. Smaller crowds mean more value for your money and for some holidays this can really help to meet your expectations and satisfy any dreams.
Weather during the peak seasons can often be extreme, leaving you contending with very high or low temperatures, high winds and heavy rain. Travelling in the off-season can help you to avoid these more extreme weather conditions, while still enjoying the benefits of being on holiday. Travelling in later spring or early autumn can let you enjoy that heat without it being overbearing and making your holiday less enjoyable.
These are just a few reasons why I have found travelling in the off-season to make for a great experience.