What Heat? What Crowds? The Secret Season for the New York Times’ Top Summer Destinations

The New York Times Travel section just identified five destinations that are seeing a big surge in travelers this summer. No surprise, Vantage travelers have been exploring most of these hot spots for years. Here’s a tip, though: summer is often not the best time to go, for all the usual reasons — the heat, the crowds, and the high prices — particularly in Europe. That’s why Vantage chooses “secret season” dates that are ideal for each destination. Which would be your choice?