Enjoy Lower Prices and Great Temperatures
Summer is winding down and if you want to take one last trip before fall kicks in, consider traveling in September. The month is a great time to travel because temperatures are still warm, but peak travel season is over, so you’ll find better deals on airfare, hotels, and more. Here are some of our EWR Airport parking members’ favorite places to go in September:
September is part of Rome’s shoulder season, which means you won’t have to deal with tons of people and crowded tourist spots. What’s great about the city is that you can explore most of it on foot and in September, temperatures are mild (mainly in the low 70s). Check out the area’s many amazing restaurants, museums, shops, cafes, and more.
Portland is a popular area during the summertime, which means come September, all of the summer crowds and summer home owners will have left the area. With fewer people, you can score a good hotel deal and dive right into the great world of seafood including lobster rolls, crab cakes, mussels, scallops, and more.
There’s really no bad time of year to visit Paris, but after August is a great time because in August, the country takes an annual holiday and many of the shops and stores close. Come September, everything will be back open and in full swing, ready for you to discover. There are plenty of cafes, outdoor markets, theaters, boutiques, and more.
Yellowstone National Park
If you’re looking for a national park with waterfalls, geothermal activity, lush green forests, and plenty of wildlife, look no further than Yellowstone. This huge national park covers nearly 3,500 square miles and has something to see in every corner. While you can find slightly lower prices on hotels in the area in September, try traveling just outside of the park for the best deals.
San Diego, California
If you’re a foodie, head to San Diego this September. Over the past decade or so, more and more creativity has come to the area and you’ll find everything from classic fish tacos to acai bowls to pizza knots and more. And if a food adventure in San Diego isn’t enough, you can always take a day trip across the border to Tijuana.
For a different kind of vacation, plan a South African safari. From July-September, the weather in the area is cooler and drier, making it a great time to view wildlife. Head to Kruger National Park, Pilanesburg National Park, or the Klaserie nature preserve to enjoy lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinoceroses, leopards, and more – just don’t forget to pack your good camera.
Charleston, South Carolina
Travelers are constantly raving about Charleston and its abundant southern charm. Head down in September when the temperatures have dropped a little and take in all of the classic architectural styles as you stroll through the area. You can also spend time viewing lighthouses, exploring forts, dining at some of the country’s best restaurants, and enjoying the beautiful parks.
Peak tourist times for Aruba are January to March, so taking a trip in September guarantees that you’ll see fewer cruisers and travelers. In addition, the trade winds die down around this time of year, so you’ll find the weather to be very pleasant. There’s plenty to do in Aruba – from lounging on the beach to exploring natural pools to hiking, island tours, and more.