5 Benefits You’ll Love When You Take September Holidays
Summer is drawing to a close and you’ve probably had a busy few months at work. If you haven’t been away yet, it’s time to take a well-earned break by squeezing in some September holidays. July and August may have the hottest weather, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed out. Taking your summer holidays in September comes with its own benefits for holidaymakers.
Rather than following the wave of sun seekers who book their holidays for June, July or August, here are some of the reasons to book a September break.
1. Fewer crowds
Booking in late summer means that the crowds start to diminish. Travellers are leaving the beaches and heading to the airport to return home for work. This makes holidays in September especially appealing if you like a quieter experience. In places where there are queues, such as themes parks, you can get on rides quicker, or see museums and other attractions faster.
It’s also useful if you’re travelling with younger children who aren’t in school yet. With fewer people around and shorter queues, it’s easier for them to feel confident doing activities like splashing around in the swimming pool. In addition, flights are less packed meaning you don’t have to worry so much about your little one disturbing other passengers. Islands like Rhodes are particularly relaxing at this time of year.
2. Lower prices
Towards the end of summer, holiday providers generally offer lower prices, so if you’re thinking about cheap holidays, you should consider travelling in September. You don’t necessarily have to book your holiday far in advance, as there are plenty of last minute deals out there. Time your September holiday booking right and you can save and see more of the world at the same time.
3. Milder weather
The weather is usually still pleasant in September. Temperatures are a little more bearable for anyone who doesn’t love being out and about when it’s scorching. Mediterranean destinations like the Algarve, which experiences temperatures that hover around the mid-20s in September, are perfect at this time of year. Don’t forget to take your sun cream – even though the temperatures are milder you can still burn pretty easily.
As the temperatures drop, you may feel more willing to explore new places or try activities that you might not have considered before too. For example, hiking trips or adventure sports are activities that are easier to enjoy when it’s cooler.
4. Discounts on travel essentials
As the shops start to get their stock in for autumn, they sell their summer supplies at lower prices. This is your moment to pick up some cool summer clothes and essentials for your September holiday, at a bargain price. Pick up everything from summer fashion and swimwear to sun cream. Strike now while the iron (and the weather!) is still hot.
5. The perfect way to end the summer
What better way can there be to bring your summer to a memorable conclusion than with a relaxing last-minute September holiday? If you’ve already had a lovely summer of barbeques, socialising and generally spending time outdoors, this is a great way to extend the fun. You’ll still have something to look forward to while everyone is returning from their own summer holidays and going back to work.
It’s true that good things come to those who wait. Take your holidays in September and you can enjoy rewards such as late holiday deals, lower prices on travel gear and an even more relaxing holiday.