3 fall travel deals

In these three must-visit destinations, fall is shoulder season - which means fewer crowds and lower prices.

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Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
High season: $1,534
Shoulder season: $984

WHY GO: Hotel rooms here tend to be cheaper than in many other major European cities, but airfare is where you'll really save in the fall. Flights in July are, on average, $300 more costly than in October, reports Expedia.com.

In autumn you'll also spare yourself the two-hour wait to enter Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral, leaving you more time to explore this walkable city -- which enjoys fall highs above 60 degrees.

WHERE TO STAY: Lock in a price with Virgin Vacations' Barcelona at Its Best package, which includes airfare from New York and six nights at a three-star hotel. It starts at $984 in fall, vs. $1,534 in summer.

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Last updated September 03 2010: 4:29 PM ET
* Your savings for six nights' hotel stay and airfare for one, from NYC.
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