Best U.S. Vacation Spots for Shoulder Season


When it comes to taking a truly relaxing vacation, being in a space with minimal crowds and plenty of fresh air is a must. Naturally, this can be achieved by traveling during shoulder season, which is far less busy than peak or high season. Of course, prices are also lower. Let’s take a look at the best vacation spots across the United States during shoulder season for a tranquil getaway.

Newport, Rhode Island

With tranquil beaches such as the Cliff Walk and outdoor activities including apple orchards where you can go apple picking with your loved ones, Newport presents an array of relaxing outings. There are also the Gilded Age Mansions that you can explore yourself and Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Food Festival.

Aspen, Colorado

An exciting year-round destination, Aspen is famous for its vast mountain range that proves perfect for skiing. But even during shoulder season as the leaves turn golden, there are hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, and nature hikes that you can enjoy, all while breathing in the fresh Colorado air.

Scottsdale, Arizona

This desert town is an ideal place to enjoy an extended summer during the shoulder season. From exploring the Sonoran Desert to enjoying the championship golf courses, there is plenty of outdoor action in this city, not to mention plenty of fine al fresco dining in downtown Scottsdale.


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