08/21/2012 07:06 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2012

7 Affordable Late Summer Getaways (PHOTOS)

Summer is quickly drifting away. The cues are all there: The Olympics are over, the NFL preseason is in full swing, back-to-school sales are in every shop window and deals are starting to pop up in popular summer travel destinations.

The same places that cost a tanned arm and a leg in the middle of summer get much cheaper once the calendar turns to mid-August. This is also the time when airfares start to drop as airlines launch fall sales. The savings often stick around through September, so there's still time to create a memorable (end of) summer vacation. Whether it's a last-minute Labor Day getaway or a final summer hurrah, the Deal Experts at Travelzoo have uncovered seven sweet spots that offer up exceptional savings.

- Andrew Young is based in New York City and is Travelzoo's U.S. Website Editor. Travelzoo has 250 deal experts from around the world who rigorously research, evaluate and test thousands of deals to find those with true value.

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