Well, first off, you will see hotels trying to capitalize on empty space before summer is over. As August rolls around a lot of places especially towards east coast start school in August so it can be a slow month for some travel locations. If you are signed up for email alerts and seeing email deals like I am, there are great deals still to be had. I am seeing a lot of deals within a 3-6 hour drive of me which is a perfect getaway. The local getaway wont require any airfare and you could score a room at $100 or less per night.
Secondly September is right around the corner so if you don't have kids or maybe want to let them miss a couple days, why not take advantage of a month which is great for travel deals.
Finally as I always recommend no matter where you are going, remember to check great travel sites like Hotwire, Hotel Tonight(phone app only) and you can always score a great deal usually.
Now is also the time to start looking for Fall and early winter deals on sites like Groupon getaways or Living Social escapes too. Hotels like to start getting those in now so take a look at those.
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