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Top 5 Off-Peak Destinations for Summer 2014

Off-Peak Summer Spots
French Quarter, New Orleans (Photo: Infrogmation via flickr/CC Attribution)

Summer travel is synonymous with swarms of vacationers in shorts and sunblock. In many popular destinations, especially in Europe and North America, longer days signal the onset of the high-season travel crush, with its excessive prices and loud crowds. If this sounds unappealing, there’s an easy answer. Avoid all the expense and commotion of a peak getaway by choosing an off-season spot—and we know just where you should go. Here are five destinations that yield enjoyable warm-weather activities plus enticing low-season pricing for flights and accommodations.

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