Saying goodbye to summer always gives us the blues, but booking a vacation to look forward to is a no-fail way to cheer up. And scoring a great deal on said vacation? Even better. We found some best bets.
Hop a flight from New York to Istanbul, Turkey for $699, and spend four nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn for $152 when you travel Sept. 20-24 and book at cheapoair.com.
New Life Hiking Spa in the Green Mountains of Vermont is offering all-inclusive nightly rates from $210, which includes healthy meals, guided hiking along the Appalachian Trail daily, plus fitness classes and cooking demos. Stay for three nights and get a massage, too; at newlifehikingspa.com.
Get out and enjoy Manhattan (or wherever you're going) while the weather is still nice with discounts on top-rated activities. New users can save $20 on any package booked through Peek.com, where you'll find deals on bike tours, Broadway tickets, fun for kids, events for foodies and more.
Save $200 on a weekend trip to Puerto Rico thanks to CheapCaribbean and Travelzoo. You'll get roundtrip flights and three nights at the Caribe Hilton hotel, a resort located between Old San Juan and the bustling Condado shopping district, in an oceanview room starting at $349 when you travel through Nov. 17; at travelzoo.com.
In the mood for a staycation? Head to Shelter Island's quaint La Maison Blanche where you can save 35 percent on a one-night stay for two in a queen room Sunday through Thursday for travel through Oct. 10 ($179) or Oct. 14 to Nov. 27 ($98); at livingsocial.com/escapes.