If it feels a little indulgent to take a vacation to Florida during fall, recast your thinking.
You’re only being a smart consumer by traveling in the off-season.
Look at it this way: plenty of towel space at the beach, zero lines at the amusement parks and all those great deals at the outlets. And while the families have to wait until spring break to get their dose of tropical weather, your tan will still be as brown as the turkey on the Thanksgiving table.
If we had a few extra days to spare, we’d be spending it in Pass-a-Grille at the St. Pete Beach vacation rentals pictured above. The price is right ($975 a week), as are the space and location. The two-bedroom cottage is 100 feet from the sand, and three blocks south of the historic Don CeSar, a historic resort identifiable by its flamingo pink facade.
Thankfully, the beach house takes a more subtle approach with its decor, favoring blue walls and a bright kitchen that doubles as entertaining space. Because you’ll want to share this moment with friends or sweethearts: being able to take time off when everyone else has already burned their vacation.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.