By Jay Lloyd


CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) —   We’ve arrived at the week when area tourists who are seeking thinly populated getaway destinations get their wish.

A funny thing happens after Labor Day.  Kids go back to school, families that once crowded the shore and mountain resorts go into soccer mode, and rates for everything from hotels to t-shirts start a downward spiral.

It’s the time for empty-nesters and singles to enjoy less crowded restaurants, prime tee times, and uncluttered beaches.

For instance, rates at one popular hotel on the mall in Cape May, within sight of the beach, drop by $45 a night!

In the Pocono Mountains, packages for everything from golf to horseback riding get big fall discounts, and Chesapeake Bay boaters find more room to drop an anchor at normally crowded weekend coves and harbors.

And keep an eye on local and Pocono ski areas in the coming weeks for special events, created to showcase the slopes and sign up season-ticket prospects for the coming winter.

Are we really thinking snow?

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