High vs. Low Season

So should you visit during high season, low season or somewhere in between? Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons:

High Season
  • best weather the destination has to offer
  • you’ll find all attractions, restaurants, clubs open


  • large crowds can mean long lines or even sold-out attractions
  • most expensive period
Low Season
  • light crowds
  • fewer visitors
  • least expensive period
  • easier to meet local residents
  • easier to book shows, tours
  • shorter lines
  • poorer weather
  • shorter days (if winter)
  • some attractions, restaurants may be closed or have shortened hours


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Lovetripper.com editors John Bigley and Paris Permenter are a husband-wife team of travel writers. Longtime residents of central Texas near Austin, the couple has authored 27 guidebooks. Their travel coverage has included destinations from Malta to Morocco, Cyprus to the Cayman Islands. Both Paris and John are members of the Society of American Travel Writers.


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