Get Great Deals by Booking Your September Travel in August

Summer is winding down, and in August great travel deals are becoming available for September trips. What happens in September? For one thing, kids go back to school, but also football games, school field trips, fall festivals and all kinds of activities pop up. Also, couples can take advantage of fall prices and create a fall getaway. There’s plenty to do for fall fun.

To fill in the lull of summer ending, resort areas look for guests. You can still enjoy the warm weather without having to compete with other vacationers. Also you’ll find that enjoyable spots, such as hotels, restaurants, beaches and trails are less crowded. You’ll have access to the same amenities, but at lower prices.

Consider using US Coachways for your travel. We are the nation’s largest bus provider, and we offer price matching guarantees, 50 percent off specials and great flexibility for travel.


Vacation Rentals in September

September is a perfect time for vacation rentals. According to the Washington Post1, there is a yearly pattern where vacation rental costs drop dramatically in September. In fact they drop to the tune of double-digit percentages. When people start renting vacation homes for summertime, you’ll see prices spike about 75 percent. However, in September, if you plan to visit San Diego, Myrtle Beach or Chicago, you can save an average of $93 a night.

When you’re booking a vacation rental, you should book farther in advance than you do for other types of travel lodging — about 12 weeks ahead of times. Pay attention to your window of opportunity because once places are booked up, good deals will disappear.

Exciting Places to See and Things to Do in September

Travel & Leisure2 has some exciting suggestions you might want to consider:

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Sparks, Nevada becomes the venue where 240,000 pounds of barbecued ribs hit the grills. The eating fest lasts for a week and world-class rib chefs make their appearances to compete in contests for the best St. Louis-style pork ribs. Top honors are awarded and prizes are doled out to the chefs, but meanwhile visitors sample some of the best ribs they’ve ever eaten. You can buy a ticket that entitles you to all-you-can-eat ribs from every vendor at the event. Mouth-watering side dishes and desserts come with the ticket and it also includes beer and wine.

For adventure lovers, there’s even a rib-eating contest. But that’s not all there is to enjoy. At the cook-off’s Beer Garden, you can imbibe select craft beers that are paired perfectly with sumptuous barbecue.

More than 20 bands will take the stage, so music will be an ongoing source of entertainment.

Something for everyone  — the Kids Area provides carnival rides and activities for children.

Crafter’s Crossing is the spot where venders come from all over the West to display and sell their wares.

The Nugget Rib Cook-Off begins on August 29 and lasts through September 3.


Kentucky Bourbon Festival

From September 12 through September 16, you can enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, a six-day event that’s brimming with Kentucky hospitality and course — bourbon! The festival has been a tradition since 1776.

Learn all about bourbon. Bourbon making demonstrations show you how the four grains that make up bourbon — corn, rye, wheat and malted barley — are blended to create various whiskies. Learn about the history and process of making Kentucky bourbon.

Take part in bourbon tasting events. Sample the various bourbons paired with authentic Kentucky cuisine and discover how particular bourbons enhance the flavor of delicious foods.

Enjoy live music. Local, regional and national-act bands are booked to fill your evening with “Music on the Lawn” events.

Local food and craft vendors contend with each other in competitions that inspire the best bourbon and fare you’ll ever have the opportunity to savor.

The festival takes place in Bardstown, Kentucky and you can also go on hot air balloon rides for a bird’s eye view of the festivities.

18th Library of Congress National Book Festival

Held in Washington, D.C. the National Book Festival celebrates books. More than 175 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets gather to give talks, sign books and provide interactive family-friendly activities. The festival takes place on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush founded the festival and the Library of Congress sponsors it. The festival’s purpose is to promote reading, education, literature and creativity. It focuses on the importance of books in our culture, which are a vital influence for Americans of all ages and all walks of life.


Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

This is the 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival3 and it is being held on September 7th through September 9th at the Northstar California resort. You’ll enjoy world-class cuisine along with award-winning wine, spirits and brews. The festival is held outdoors and there are plenty of exciting things to do, some of which include:

Wine tasting tour. Enjoy wine tasting conducted by a Tahoe Star Guide and also take part in an astronomy presentation with telescopic viewing. You’ll get a laser-tour of the sky. Children are welcome too and they can sip hot chocolate and sit with you in fireside seating while you taste delicious wines.

Mountaintop Yoga Class. You can hike up the mountain at Zephyr Lodge and breathe fresh mountain air. You can enjoy taking part in a unique setting for a yoga class with a view of the Sierra’s wild flowers and forest mountainside.

Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off. In this chef cook-off, two renowned Tahoe chefs prepare two courses of delightful dishes. Each chef will include a secret ingredient and prepare the dishes within 45 minutes.

Mountain Kid’s Cook-Off. Kids are learning how to be chefs as well. You can watch teams of eight to 12-year olds, who are young culinary artists competing for the Champion title.

A Farm to Tahoe dinner. For a savory, multi-course dining experience, you can’t beat this menu made from fresh, locally sourced produce. After your meal, take a gondola ride to scenic Zephyr Lodge and enjoy live music.

Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Festival in Chicago

What’s in store at the Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Festival4, aside from being able to send a text to vote for Chicago’s “Best Taco”? The Southport Corridor is one of the most happening commercial strips in Chicago with its mix of restaurants, boutiques and stores. But during the Taco Festival in fall, marvelous tacos take center stage and you can wash them down with seasonal beers. A wide variety of tacos await you, including shells stuffed with steak, chorizo, beef, mushroom, seafood and some are even stuffed with goat and duck.

Visit this Northside neighborhood in Chicago on Southport between Addison and Roscoe. The event begins on Saturday, September 15 and ends on Sunday September 16. It opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m., so you have a full day to pack in lots of fun.

Aside from the beer and taco pairings, there is live music from two stages, a match with Mexican wrestlers, and activities for kids too, so bring your family.

Fiesta Hermosa at Hermosa Beach California

September officially kicks off with Labor Day weekend and the Fiesta Hermosa is a great way to enjoy the holiday weekend. Arts and crafts will be on display for three days during the fiesta at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Your children will love the kiddie carnival, and you can relax along the sandy white beach and listen to live music. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Hermosa Beach to lend to the party atmosphere.


Plan Your September Getaway Weekend or Vacation

If you’re traveling with a group of family or friends for a September vacation or getaway weekend, chartering a bus is the perfect travel solution. You don’t have to deal with freeway traffic, congested city streets or parking hassles. You can avoid all the inconveniences associated with driving when you charter a bus. Here are more reasons to consider a bus charter:

Travel affordably. If you’re looking to save money, you’ve found a solution. Everyone in your group can split the costs and make the trip more affordable.

Travel safely. Many getaways enjoy festivity and having a few beers or glasses of wine can be a drawback for the individuals who are driving. Forget about designating a driver or drivers for your group and charter a bus instead. Aside from not needing a designated driver, charter buses are the safest form of ground transportation in the nation.

Travel comfortably. You’ll have plenty of legroom, and if your bus is large, it comes with a restroom. Restrooms can come in handy when traveling with kids or seniors.

Charter Your Vehicle Today

US Coachways offers nationwide service and can help you travel anywhere you want to go. We look forward to hearing about the details of your special getaway. For customized service, call our toll-free number at 1-888-340-9122 and speak with one of our representatives.


  1. Washington Post
  2. Travel & Leisure
  3. 33rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
  4. Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Festival

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