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Travel Deals: The Best Fall Shoulder-Season Savings

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fall-foliage-treeIt’s time to get excited about fall travel. The temperatures start to cool, the leaves begin to turn and across the country you’ll find deals where you can break out the sweaters, hike through the fall foliage, sip on hot cider or local wine, and celebrate the changing seasons. Check out the savings we found in Vermont, California, Texas, and even Cuba….And if you can’t let summer go, don’t miss last week’s Labor Day Deals.

Leaf Peeping in Vermont

Nothing says fall like New England. For a quick and easy getaway from Boston and New York, check out The Woodstock Inn & Resort. In the heart of Woodstock, Vermont, travelers can take advantage of all the quintessentially fall activities hiking, biking, antique shopping, apple picking and more. To wake up in Woodstock, the property has a fall package that includes one night luxury accommodation, a  hearty country breakfast for two, admission to the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, complimentary use of Racquet & Fitness Club and Vermont maple syrup to bring home. Fall resort rates start at $265. Click here to book.

October is Wine Month in Texas

Texas isn’t all just barbecue and beer. You might not realize it, but it’s the fifth-largest wine producer in the nation. The Texas Wine Trail links up 36 wineries offering tastings and/or tours.

Experience the trail this fall at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, located just a few miles north of the trail. In the fall, you can just experience the wine trail for 30 percent off regular rates.

October is Texas Wine Month Trail in Hill Country with tickets available for self-guided tours starting early in August. To commemorate the wine month, JW Marriott San Antonio will offer a wine-pairing dinner menu with Texas wines in its 18 Oaks Restaurant.

Fall resort rates start at $269 during September, October and November. Click here to book.

Fall in Love with Cuba

Yes, US citizens can travel to Cuba under the appropriate circumstances, so what are you waiting for? In fact, this fall you can travel there for less.

For a limited time, Insight Cuba, a U.S. licensed people-to-people travel operator, is offering savings up to $500 per person with its “Fall in Love with Cuba” promotion.

Choose between 14 departures for these five itineraries. To book, call 1-800-450-2822 and click here for more information.

California Foliage

You might think of New England for fall foliage, but California might surprise you. Less than two hours outside of Los Angeles, Ojai is often at its most beautiful in the fall months. This fall you can experience The Ojai Retreat. Their fall package offers 15 percent off accommodations, complimentary breakfast daily. The fall deal is available September 1 through December 20, 2013. Click here to book

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By Lily J. Kosner for