Trips without the kids

Published On: Sep 04 2013 10:42:27 AM CDT

It's time to consider a grown-up getaway. Now is an ideal time for adults to take advantage of sought-after destinations, since tour operators, airlines and even high-end resorts often run specials to encourage travel during the shoulder season between summer vacation and the winter holiday travel rush.

SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

When schools are full, theme park crowds shrink, so it's a spectacular time to discover your inner child among the rides and characters otherwise swarmed by families. Check out SeaWorld Orlando's newest attraction, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, where four species of the black and white birds frolic in a frigid setting built to imitate the South Pole. Go Sept. 14-15, and you can reserve a spot to dine with animal expert Jack Hanna.

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