Beach season doesn’t have to be defined by the too-few weeks between Memorial and Labor Day. And if you’re willing to check out seaside destinations outside of the warmest months of the year, you’re more likely to save quite a bit of money as well.
According to new data vacation rental marketplace Vrbo shared this week with Thrillist, vacation rental prices start plummeting immediately after Labor Day even when the weather is still quite warm in many popular beach destinations. If you’re seeking out a late-in-the-year beach vacation, you can save an average of 25% or more booking a rental on the platform.
Below are the travel destinations Vrbo identified as the best opportunities for saving some money and still enjoying a beach town that’s welcoming tourists at this time of year:
Outer Banks, North Carolina
South Padre Island, Texas
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Rosemary Beach, Florida
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Some rentals saw even more dramatic price drops. Vrbo identified a few beachfront properties that have reduced tehir vacation rental prices $200 or more for the late fall season:
Lotus Villain South Padre Island, Texas dropped from $1,200 per night to $500 per night.
Merganser Court in Hilton Head, South Carolina dropped from $800 per night to $600 per night.
If you browse carefully, Vrbo advises you can also find similar price drops in major cities like Seattle and San Diego. It’s just another way that fall travel is much cheaper than summer travel, and another sign you should start planning your next trip soon.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.