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Grab a round-tip ticket to one of these world-class destinations
Travel prices are rough this year. There’s no way around it. A combination of high demand, rising energy costs, and labor and supply chain shortages in the pandemic era has sent prices skyrocketing across all sectors of the industry.
But there is hope on the horizon, and things are slowly starting to taper off a bit. Luckily, some of the world’s biggest travel destinations are experiencing some of the biggest price drops. So if you’re thinking of planning a getaway this fall, these might be some of the best options.
The urban gem of the Pacific Northwest has seen average round-trip ticket prices fall by a whopping 45% this fall. That doesn’t mean they’re going to bottom out, especially considering the year we’ve had, but it does mean it looks like the best price we’ll get this year.
Seattle highlights include the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Liberty Square and of course the amazing hiking opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.
LA has also seen huge falls, with the average ticket price falling about 35%. As one of the top travel destinations in the United States, you can enjoy this wonderful city with a little fewer crowds if you take advantage of the shoulder season between the summer and October holidays.
The weather is always great there, so you don’t have to worry about missing the summer.
Portland, Oregon also saw average ticket prices drop 35% this fall. This hip city is packed with quirky personalities, independent businesses and some of the best restaurants in the country.
A visit here should be planned around one of over a hundred festivals, ranging from standard food and drink to more absurd and niche gatherings. The crazier the better, we say!
Crossing the Atlantic, the Catalan capital enjoys a $30 round-trip fare drop, meaning paella is firmly on the menu this season. As one of the greatest cities in Europe, visitors can see artist Gaudi’s massive influence on the metropolis in the form of his stunning buildings such as the iconic La Cathedral de Sagrada Familia.
When you’re done with the cultural side of things, food, drink and some of the best nightlife in the world await. Don’t miss any football match of FC Barcelona.
One of the best cities in the world, but also one of the more expensive in the US. Travelers can help soften the financial hit of a trip to San Fran by booking while tickets are about 25% cheaper than normal. That leaves you with a good bit extra to spend on some of America’s best Asian fare.
Of course, a visit to Alcatraz or the legendary Golden Gate Bridge is a must. Hop on the cable car to explore the hilly splendor at a leisurely pace, and don’t forget to try some sourdough.
The Old Smoke is currently offering return trips for around 25% less than normal, great news for those who love adventure in the UK. London is also a powerful connecting city, so it might be worth checking fares in and out of the city if your final destination is further afield.
Of course, staying in the British capital will spoil you with a range of world-class attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
Another top California destination is also seeing its round-trip fares become more affordable, as San Diego has slashed 20% of its round-trip fares, a significant savings compared to earlier in the year.
The perfect weather, laid-back vibe and wealth of attractions make this well-loved city an excellent choice when the days get a little colder. Grab a surfboard and you’ll be enjoying summer again in no time.
If heat isn’t your thing, head north to the Windy City. As fall rolls in, you can enjoy a cooler climate paired with one of the best urban areas in the United States. With tickets to Chicago dropping 20% similar to San Diego, there’s no better time to board a flight to Chi-Town
The city is brimming with attractions, phenomenal restaurants and some of the best bars in the world, and these 20% are freeing up a little money to make it happen instead.
Need a grand romantic gesture? It won’t get any bigger than Rome (except maybe Paris). Flights to the Italian capital are down about 15%, just enough to prompt the trip you’re on the verge of buying.
Endless historical sites, the best pasta in the world, and big-ticket attractions like the Vatican and Colosseum await if that price drop is enough to get you on a plane.
If Rome just can’t pull it off, Paris is the only option. Luckily, the world’s most romantic city also cuts airfare costs by 15%, which is great news for such an expensive city. Since hotel rates and other activities are rarely at the cheaper end of the scale, saving a good chunk of the biggest expense goes a long way.
The Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee, Louvre, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur and the Moulin Rouge are just a few highlights in one of the most visited cities in the world.
A classic beach vacation can sometimes be hard to beat, and where better than Cancun. There are already some excellent deals at its world-class hotels, and flights are already one of the cheaper ones this way thanks to the sheer volume of flights that fly there. But there’s also a 10% drop in that cost, making a quick escape to the Mexican Caribbean very likely.
Whether you prefer Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Cancun itself, Cancun Airport is your destination. Also enjoy the new automatic 180-day stay on arrival, although you might be booking a one-way flight for such a long stay.
This article originally appeared on Travel Off Path. For the latest news related to your next trip, please visit: Traveloffpath.com
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