Once you start travelling during the off season you will wonder why you never did it before. Prices are often cheaper on accommodations and airfare, the queues are shorter at popular attractions, and you have a better chance of seeing the real side of the city without a million tourists. Here are 5 great places which are much better visited out of season.
Dubrovnik is a stunning walled city in Croatia that is very popular with tourists during the peak season. You can visit Dubrovnik during the autumn and winter to find fewer crowds. Many of the accommodations are cheaper as well. Head to Stradun in the Old Town and you can visit the cafes in Dubrovnik and enjoy a spectacular view which can be difficult to get during its peak season time. Join up with a tour that includes walking inside of the wall or you can even tour the site where Game of Thrones is filmed.
Going on a holiday to Cuba is a great idea, and is bound to create amazing memories. However, it is a popular destination, especially the beautiful city of Havana, so it is best to avoid the peak season. Peak seasons are from December through March, so if you wish to avoid the large amount of tourists that come to Havana you should skip these months and have a lovely holiday at a discounted price.
Explore the beauty of this exciting city and visit Havana Cathedral, El Capitolio, Museum of the Revolution, and Gran Teatro de La Habana. Rent an old car and tour the area. Head over to Viñales Valley where you can explore the great outdoors and go for tours of tobacco plantations. Go to Varadero to spend some relaxing time on the beach. Keep in mind there could be hurricanes or tropical storms but you may also get nice weather.
Barcelona is a major tourist destination and it usually has tourists visiting throughout the year. The months from November through March are considered a low season and it is a great time to visit for a holiday without large crowds of people. Wander through the streets and see the fabulous architecture of Antoni Gaudi, explore the beautiful parks, and indulge in tapas before heading out for an exciting night on the town.
Rome is a stunning city of art and architecture that is incredibly busy during the peak season. Visit this ancient city during the months from November through February and you will find less crowds and shorter queues. Explore the exciting Vatican City, wander through the Colosseum, make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, and spend an afternoon people watching on the Spanish Steps. Be sure to indulge on the fine wine and food that the city is known for.
You can visit in the months from November through March if you are looking for a holiday to Paris during an off season. If you enjoy wine be sure to be there during the third week of November when you can indulge in Beaujolais nouveau, a red wine from the Beaujolais region. Bundle up warmly to enjoy the exciting view from the top of the Eiffel Tower observation deck. Be sure to visit the Louvre, Notre Dame, Montmartre, and go for a boat cruise along the Seine.