Save On Travel: When and Where To Go for the Cheapest Travel Rates

by The Smarter Wallet on September 12, 2008

Book your vacations during the off-season and you’ll save money on travel. Find out where the cheapest travel destinations are for each month of the year!

Now that our kids are back to school and we’re all back to work, we’re entering the off-season for travel. But did you know that throughout the year, there are always travel savings to be had depending on where you decide to go? That is, you can save big by checking where it’s cheapest to travel during each month of the year.

Well I was able to uncover this great travel calendar for all you frugal-minded travelers out there. has provided us their Value Travel Forecast Cheapometer for 2008, showing us where to go for the best travel and vacation savings for every calendar month! Value Travel Forecast Cheapometer for 2008

Cheapest Travel Month Destination Percentage Savings During Cheapest Travel Month Compared to Peak Rates
January Athens, Greece 68%
January Jackson Hole, WY 64%
January Paris, France 48%
February Napa-Sonoma, CA 47%
February London, Great Britain (UK) 35%
February Amsterdam, Netherlands 32%
March Venice, Italy 55%
March Montreal, Canada 40%
March Hartford, CT 25%
April Green Bay, WI 58%
April Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC 32%
April El Paso, TX 27%
May Park City – Deer Valley – The Canyons, UT 64%
May Vail-Beaver Creek, CO 45%
May Hawaii 22%
June Palm Springs, CA 35%
June Las Vegas, NV-AZ 26%
June Guadalajara, Mexico 20%
July Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 57%
July Tallahassee, FL 47%
July Austin-San Marcos, TX 14%
August New Orleans, LA 52%
August Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 49%
August Florida Keys 45%
September Miami, FL 51%
September Montego, Bay, Jamaica 49%
September Cancun, Mexico 45%
October Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 56%
October St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 51%
October San Antonio, TX 28%
November Killington, VT 69%
November Lake Tahoe, CA/NV 53%
November Aruba 51%
December Hilton Head, SC 62%
December Rome, Italy 48%
December Washington DC-MD-VA-WV 36%


By planning your vacations around a calendar like this, you’ll save quite a bit of dough — and will probably avoid the heavy crowds that are more likely to be around during peak season. What better way to go on a trip?

Happy Trails!

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