September 2018

Club Traveler

3 Back-to-School Travel Destinations

As kids sharpen their pencils and pick out their first-day-of-school outfits, make sure you grab your suitcases too. Just because September signals that class is back in session, it doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy a back-to-school break.

Not sure where to go? Below are three cities primed and ready for visitors, especially during this time of year.


Take advantage of discounted dining during Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, which began in August and continues through September. During this promotion, you can enjoy fixed three-course meals for $35 all around town. Additionally, with school back in session, September has historically been a less-crowded month at Orlando’s theme parks. More than 10 years of data went into creating this crowd calendar, which will help you plan when to visit the parks.

Where to Stay: Rest your head at Las Palmeras, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Planning to travel a little later in the fall? From now through September 9, get a $200 gift card at check-in when booking stays between November 25–December 2 or from September 10-30 for stays from December 7-17 at Las Palmeras. For more information about these and other Club Member exclusives, visit the Club website.

San Diego and Carlsbad, California

On the West Coast, consider Southern California in October during Kids Free San Diego—a monthlong celebration offering free perks like waived admission and activity fees and meals for your kiddos in and around San Diego. This includes free admission for children 12 and younger at more than 40 museums, one free kid’s ticket per every adult ticket at Legoland in Carlsbad when using this promo code, free Flagship cruise rides and meals for kids at restaurants including Vela at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Where to Stay: Just a stone’s throw from San Diego and home to area attractions like Legoland, Carlsbad offers three resorts for Club Members: Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Carlsbad Seapointe Resort.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

While Myrtle Beach certainly has a summer draw, this South Carolina beach town’s average high temperature can stay in the 70s through October, making it a fun and temperate fall escape. Plus, starting in September, you’ll find better golf rates, smaller crowds and plenty of festivals and events—from the town’s Irish Italian Festival to Myrtle Beach Mustang Week.

Where to Stay: Club Members can stay at either Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club or Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Planning for next year? You’ll have even more options, because Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is anticipated to be complete and ready to welcome Members by then. Read more about the new resort in the July edition of the eClub Traveler.

*The photo featured at the top of this article is by Noblige / Getty Images.