Places that are Cheap Now part 4
The region boasts miles of scenic hiking trails.
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Aspen's reputation as a high-end ski destination means warm-weather travelers can find great discounts. Hotwire's Year-Over-Year analysis shows that average hotel rates have dropped 12 percent since last summer while airfare has experienced a four-percent dip. And the best of the Rockies -- outdoor activities like hiking and biking -- won't cost you a penny. For those of you planning a September trip, make sure to pack your camera: This is when the region's numerous aspen trees don their golden autumn foliage.
For more savings… Opt for a seat at the bar rather than a table in the restaurant. Many restaurants in Aspen offer discounted lunch and dinner menus at the bar. Sure, the choices may be more limited than in the dining room, but it's all coming from the same kitchen.