Fall is the best time of the year for adults to enjoy world-class hotels and exotic adventures without an underage crowd -- and traveling after the summertime highs equals big savings as well. Even kid-friendly spots like Disney are quietest during the months leading up to the holiday season for a more "adult-friendly" trip.
Obviously, choosing an adults-only resort will guarantee a kid-free stay, but we’d also recommend looking into smaller bed-and-breakfasts over mega resorts, as many of those have a special kid-free policy over certain times of the year, if not year-round. If not traveling in fall, brush up on the school vacation schedule ... and then choose surrounding dates -- some families head out a bit early or stay a bit longer after official breaks end, so that’s something to keep in mind, too.
Grown-Up Getaway Deals
Ritz-Carlton: Colorado Mountain Stays incl. Weekends
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch • Avon, CO
Travel options into June
Top Virginia Horse Country Resort: Save 25% All Summer
Salamander Resort & Spa • Middleburg, VA
Travel between June 11 - August 31
Upscale Mexico All-Inclusive Retreat from LA
CheapCaribbean.com • Riviera Nayarit
Wisconsin: Memorial Day Savings at The Osthoff
The Osthoff Resort • Elkhart Lake, Wisc.
May 25-28, 2017
Punta Cana Luxury Boutique Hotel: 3-Nt. Stay for 2
Eden Roc at Cap Cana • Dominican Republic
Through Oct. 31, 2017
$120 & up
5-Star Resort on the Strip w/Breakfast
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas • Las Vegas
Many Sundays-Thursdays, May 24 - Sept. 28
Mediterranean 12-Nt. Cruise: Balcony, Air from NYC
Oceania Cruises • Mediterranean
Oct. 16, 25; Nov. 21; additional dates on sale