It is pretty cold and dreary both here in Vilnius and back where I'm from in Connecticut. About this time of year I'm always itching to get away to somewhere even slightly warmer than my current situation. This year I was lucky enough to pop over to Rome for a week to enjoy the lovely weather and incredible sites. With the blue skies and reasonably warm weather I felt so spoiled!
1) Very short lines for popular attractions. The lines for purchasing tickets for the Colosseum/Forum and the Vatican Museum were practically nonexistent. There were also very few people in these areas, so you could take your time.
2) Beautiful weather. The weather in Rome was sunny and much warmer than Vilnius. After months of cloudy weather the sun felt so wonderful.
3) Sales. My sister was unable to join our fun in Rome, so I popped into a few shops with my Mom to pick up a gift for her. We found some excellent bargains!
4) Fewer people = fewer hustlers. One of the biggest complaints I've heard about Rome is that the men selling selfie sticks and other tchotchkes can be really pushy. There were still a lot of men selling things, but we didn't see them bothering many people.
I'm linking up with the Sunday Traveler.
Do you like to travel during the off-season? Where else do you suggest to visit in the off-season?