For many, September marks the end of the travel season as back-to-school and back-to-work realizations set in. Because of this trend, we’d like to argue that September is by far the best month for travel. If you do it right, you can take advantage of great deals, optimal weather and minimal crowds. We’ve curated a list of five incredible cities to visit in the month of September, both stateside and international.
Photography by Spencer Means and Ken Lund.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Enjoy the historic cobblestone streets of Charleston in later in the month as humidity drops and temperatures linger before the winter cooldown begins. For foodies, September also marks a great time to make the journey to Charleston due to the annual Restaurant Week.
Photography by Jim G.
NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
September is the most anticipated time of the year in wine country. The grapes are finally ready for harvest, so take advantage of this month to be immersed in the full winemaking experience that Napa Valley has to offer. You can even witness the first hints of the leaves changing color by booking your travel later in the month.
Photography by Loren Kerns, GPS, and Forrest Norvell.
The untouched landscapes and diverse wildlife makes Yellowstone National Park a true American gem. Throughout the summer months of July and August you’ll see the park bustling with a nonstop stream of tourists, so when travel slows down in September, you’ll find that this is by far the best time to visit.
Photography by Daxis, MojoBaron, and Mike Behnken.
Known for its iconic skyline, pulsing energy and delicious cuisine, Hong Kong is one city that should definitely be on your travel list. September is the best month to visit Hong Kong’s stunning beaches as ocean temperatures stay high and humidity drops. If you’re traveling to Hong Kong this September, don’t miss the renowned Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival.
Photography by Patrick Nouhailler and Marcus Hansson.
Fall in the states means Spring in Australia. Experience Melbourne like the locals do by heading over at the start of the Spring season to enjoy the warmer weather without all of the crowds. Spring in Melbourne is also known for is abundance of blooming flowers at the numerous public parks and gardens.