While we typically think of beach vacations as a summer thing, this year, more Americans are booking beach vacations later in the year, as home rental company Vrbo shared with Travel + Leisure. Fall vacations are more popular than ever and people are traveling during shoulder season or what some refer to as “second summer”.
With travel not being an option for the past year or so, and countries just starting to reopen their borders, it’s not surprising people are choosing to vacation later in the year.
“This year, families have taken longer vacations to make up for lost time and because their work or school schedules have been more flexible. Having experienced the booking spree for vacation homes this summer, travelers may also be taking their beach or lake vacation later because they just couldn’t get the house or condo they wanted in July or August,” Melanie Fish, Vrbo’s travel expert, told the outlet.
Taking a vacation in the fall even has its benefits like lower prices and fewer crowds, with the weather still being nice and warm. Sometimes the weather is even more enjoyable because it’s less humid. Hawaii and the Southeast like Outer Banks, North Carolina and Hilton Head, South Carolina are in high demand.