Virginia Beach, Virginia
Average September Rate: $168 (down 30%)
If sitting still isn’t your thing, VB has plenty to keep you occupied, and most of it’s either free or very close to free. A big draw is the six-acre Adventure Park forest, where you can kill an afternoon hiking through the treetops on elevated walking trails, climbing up rope ladders, and zipping on zip lines. All of which aren’t nearly as enjoyable when you’ve got a massive group of people stumbling through the course ahead of you. Ah, the bliss of off-season.
If elevated obstacles do not sound to you like a particularly good time, there’s a national wildlife refuge to explore, state parks to bike, and three miles of boardwalk to amble down. You’ll find far fewer kids scampering through the aquarium in September as well. It’s just you and the stingrays, baby.