Round-trip air fares to Quito from Fort Lauderdale: $282, Washington DC: $348, Philadelphia: $352, Hartford: $358, New York: $372, and Cleveland: $392 on JetBlue.
Travel September to December 2016.
Quito is located right on the equator, so it has no hot/cold seasons. It is located at a high elevation, so the temperature is always mild…but take a wrap if you want to visit the higher altitude parts of the city.
Ecuador’s currency is tied to the U.S. dollar, so you do not need to change currency.
From time to time IHG will include a Quito hotel on its PointBreaks list, which is how I was able to do a multi-day visit to the city for only $35 per day.