4 Great Reasons to Travel in the Off-Season

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.

Seasonal Festivals

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.

Lower Costs

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.

Smaller Crowds

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.

Better Weather

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.

5 Fantastic City Trips

With so many unique and interesting city breaks, it can be a little daunting when deciding where to start. Here are some of my picks for the perfect city getaway.


Amsterdam is one of the standout examples of a great city trip for a reason. It is filled with beautiful parks, loads of places to eat and drink, and fascinating museums. All wrapped up in the unique Dutch culture and architecture, Amsterdam can be the perfect place for a short visit or group getaway.


Barcelona offers a unique mix of Spanish and Catalonian culture, alongside some of the best food and entertainment that you can find in Spain. The Barri Gòtic, or Gothic Quarter, offers some simply stunning architecture with a particular highlight being the world famous Sagrada Família church. Aside from the beautiful culture and architecture, Barcelona is also home to the internationally renowned FC Barcelona. Whether you’re a fan of football or culture, Barcelona is a must see.


There is no city quite like Venice. Perfect for a romantic holiday, the canals and sights of Venice have no rival. The massive Piazza San Marco is bordered by the imposing Doge’s Palace and the beautiful St. Marks’s cathedral, whose bell tower can be seen from anywhere in the city. Whether you’re on a gondola ride through the canals or eating the delicious cuisine, Venice is the place to go for an intimate city holiday.


The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is a fantastic choice for a city holiday if you’re looking for a mix of culture and a vibrant nightlife. Vilnius offers a fascinating Old Town, one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Europe, known for its beautiful architecture and the Baroque masterpiece that is the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church. With two clubbing districts just a short distance from each other Vilnius also has a bustling and active nightlife. The choices are many and varied, so take your pick!


The capital and biggest city in Greece, Athens is certainly a must see. As one of the World’s oldest cities, Athens offers a wealth of historic monuments and heritage sites. The Parthenon dominates the skyline of Athens on top of the ancient Acropolis and is a stunning example of Ancient Greek architecture. The wealth of ancient temples, monuments and museums, means that you will never be short of a new place to visit, making Athens an essential destination for anyone with an interest in history.

Now that you have some ideas for your next city break you can really make the best of your long weekends.