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Summer Vacation Value Report reveals U.S. destinations seeing greatest seasonal booking increase; Also highlights bargain hotels and least expensive week to go.

NEEDHAM, MASS. - TripAdvisor revealed its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report, highlighting the top 50 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs1 for hotels and airfare. The report also helps travelers discover savings at popular U.S. travel destinations by showing the least expensive summer week to visit with highly rated value hotels.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey2 of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent of respondents are planning to vacation this summer, up seven percent from those who took a summer trip last year. Of those respondents, 91 percent will travel domestically, and 71 percent will stay in a hotel. In addition, about half (49 percent) will plan a leisure trip to the beach/ocean and 44 percent will plan a leisure trip to a city destination.

"TripAdvisor hotel pricing and airfare data show that U.S. travelers planning vacations to these popular destinations can save 40 percent on average when visiting during the least expensive summer week," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "Everyone wants to make the most of their travel budget and the Summer Vacation Value Report highlights when and where to save with great value hotels. Travelers can easily find the latest reviews and lowest prices on TripAdvisor when they pick the destination and hotel that's right for them."

Top 50 U.S. Summer Destinations: Average Costs and When and Where to Save

 

.S. Destination

Avg.

Nightly

Hotel

Rate

Avg.

Domestic

Roundtrip

Airfare

Avg.

Weeklong

Expense

Per

Person3 

Least Expensive

Summer Week To

Visitand Savings

Compared to Summer

Peak5  

Value Hotel

 on TripAdvisor and

Nightly Rate During

Least Expensive

Summer Week

1. Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

$243

$363

$2,064

May 29 – June 4

$1,424

(60% savings)

Aqua Beach Resort

TripAdvisor pricing from $115

2. Ocean City, New Jersey

$267

$363

$2,232

May 29 – June 4

$1,565

(58% savings)

Harris House MotelTripAdvisor pricing from $128

3. Lake George, New York

$188

$494

$1,810

June 12 – June 18

$1,540

(27% savings)

Lake MotelTripAdvisor pricing from $92

4. Bar Harbor, Maine

$237

$570

$2,229

May 29 – June 4

$1,733

(43% savings)

Atlantic Eyrie LodgeTripAdvisor pricing from $156

5. Ocean City, Maryland

$290

$331

$2,361

May 29 – June 4

$1,860

(41% savings)

Safari Motel BoardwalkTripAdvisor pricing from $127

6. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

$264

$363

$2,211

May 29 – June 4

$1,841

(30% savings)

Atlantis InnTripAdvisor pricing from $230

7. Ogunquit, Maine

$233

$351

$1,982

May 29 – June 4

$1,403

(65% savings)

Gorges Grant HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $122

8. West Yellowstone, Montana

$339

$646

$3,019

August 28 – September 3 $2,857

(12% savings)

The Historic Madison Hotel TripAdvisorpricing from $56

9. Montauk, New York

$482

$637

$4,011

June 5 – 11

$2,971

(52% savings)

Aqualina Inn Montauk TripAdvisorpricing from $319

10. Cape May, New Jersey

$313

$363

$2,554

May 29 – June 4

$1,984

(42% savings)

Buckingham MotelTripAdvisor pricing from $97

11. Estes Park, Colorado

$205

$263

$1,698

May 29 – June 4

$1,502

(24% savings)

Hotel EstesTripAdvisor pricing from $153

12. Traverse City, Michigan

$262

$529

$2,363

June 5 – 11

$1,694

(60% savings)

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel TripAdvisorpricing from $126

13. Jackson, Wyoming

$393

$646

$3,397

June 5 – 11

$2,977

(70% savings)

Wyoming Inn of Jackson HoleTripAdvisor pricing from $268

14. Virginia Beach, Virginia

$271

$422

$2,319

May 29 – June 4

$1,973

(31% savings)

Belvedere Beach Resort TripAdvisorpricing from $185

15. Anchorage, Alaska

$246

$568

$2,290

August 28 – September 3

$2,154

(8% savings)

The Lakefront AnchorageTripAdvisor pricing from $170

16. Lake Placid, New York

$281

$516

$2,483

May 29 – June 4

$1,927

(82% savings)

Lake HouseTripAdvisor pricing from $151

17. North Conway, New Hampshire

$188

$351

$1,667

May 29 – June 4

$1,321

(36% savings)

Golden Gables InnTripAdvisor pricing from $90

18. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

$188

$478

$1,794

May 29 – June 4

$1,482

(34% savings)

Black Hawk Motel & Suites TripAdvisorpricing from $70

19. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

$227

$422

$2,011

May 29 – June 4

$1,841

(22% savings)

Shutters On the Banks TripAdvisorpricing from $200

20. South Lake Tahoe, California

$218

$430

$1,956

June 5 – 11

$1,611

(45% savings)

Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly TripAdvisorpricing from $165

21. Newport, Rhode Island

$475

$421

$3,746

June 5 – 11

$3,170

(37% savings)

Gilded TripAdvisorpricing from $252

22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

$262

$368

$2,202

August 21 – 27

$1,797

(38% savings)

Regency TowersTripAdvisor pricing from $211

23. Fort Walton Beach, Florida

$260

$460

$2,280

May 29 – June 4

$ 1,752

(47% savings)

Comfort Inn and Suites TripAdvisorpricing from $158

24. Colorado Springs, Colorado

$202

$485

$1,899

May 29 – June 4

$ 1,719

(19% savings)

TownePlace Suites Colorado Springs Garden of the GodsTripAdvisor pricing from $139

25. Branson, Missouri

$123

$525

$1,386

August 21 – 27

$1,246

(21% savings)

Fall Creek Inn & Suites TripAdvisorpricing from $62

26. Destin, Florida

$290

$460

$2,490

August 21 – 27

$1,869

(48% savings)

SummerPlace InnTripAdvisor pricing from $102

27. Gulf Shores, Alabama

$250

$437

$2,187

August 21 – 27

$ 1,497

(68% savings)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores TripAdvisorpricing from $111

28. Hilton Head, South Carolina

$329

$607

$2,910

August 28 – September 3

$ 2,441

(24% savings)

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head IslandTripAdvisor pricing from $229

29. Williamsburg, Virginia

$168

$463

$1,639

May 29 – June 4

$1,524

(17% savings)

Wyndham KingsgateTripAdvisor pricing from $127

30. Orange Beach, Alabama

$371

$437

$3,034

August 21 – 27

$2,058

(59% savings)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Orange BeachTripAdvisor pricing from $229

31. Wilmington, North Carolina

$160

$456

$1,576

August 21 – 27

$1,489

(16% savings)

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/MayfaireTripAdvisor pricing from $149

32. Panama City Beach, Florida

$250

$669

$2,419

August 21 – 27

$1,688

(68% savings)

Beach Tower By The Sea TripAdvisorpricing from $118

33. Seaside, Oregon

$200

$367

$1,767

June 5 – 11

$1,403

(40% savings)

Ashore HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $149

34. Seattle, Washington

$365

$363

$2,918

July 3 – 9

$2,725

(16% savings)

The Paramount HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $241

35. Pensacola Beach, Florida

$381

$437

$3,104

August 21 – 27

$ 2,284

(70% savings)

Travelodge Pensacola BeachTripAdvisor pricing from $186

36. Santa Cruz, California

$277

$410

$2,349

August 21 – 27

$2,071

(19% savings)

Mission InnTripAdvisor pricing from $165

37. Tybee Island, Georgia

$227

$455

$2,044

August 21 – 27

$1,719

(32% savings)

Desoto Beach HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $163

38. Carlsbad, California

$267

$376

$2,245

May 29 – June 4

$1,997

(27% savings)

Omni La Costa Resort and SpaTripAdvisor pricing from $211

39. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

$152

$471

$1,535

August 21 – 27

$1,302

(33% savings)

The Inn On The RiverTripAdvisor pricing from $107

40. Laguna Beach, California

$400

$386

$3,186

May 29 – June 4

$2,812

(22% savings)

The Tides Laguna Beach TripAdvisorpricing from $193

41. Portland, Oregon

$265

$367

$2,222

May 29 – June 4

$1,971

(20% savings)

Inn at Northrup Station TripAdvisorpricing from $170

42. Lincoln City, Oregon

$241

$367

$2,054

May 29 – June 4

$1,396

(227% savings)

The Coho Oceanfront Lodge TripAdvisorpricing from $137

43. Corpus Christi, Texas

$169

$431

$1,614

August 28 – September 3

$1,367

(32% savings)

Hotel DeVilleTripAdvisor pricing from $110

44. South Padre Island, Texas

$235

$559

$2,204

August 28 – September 3

$1,825

(31% savings)

Isla Grand Beach Resort TripAdvisorpricing from $194

45. Boston, Massachusetts

$396

$334

$3,106

August 28 – September 3

$2,773

(19% savings)

The Verb HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $238

46. San Diego, California

$294

$376

$2,434

May 29 – June 4

$2,087

(44% savings)

Blue Sea Beach Hotel TripAdvisorpricing from $214

47. Galveston, Texas

$229

$341

$1,944

August 28 – September 3

$1,686

(23% savings)

Harbor HouseTripAdvisor pricing from $164

48. Denver, Colorado

$260

$263

$2,083

May 29 – June 4

$1,931

(12% savings)

Magnolia Hotel Denver TripAdvisorpricing from $172

49. Salt Lake City, Utah

$190

$400

$1,730

May 29 – June 4

$1,462

(44%)

Little America HotelTripAdvisor pricing from $104

50. Avalon, California

$275

$490

$2,415

May 29 – June 4

$2,174

(19% savings)

Hotel St. LaurenTripAdvisor pricing from $170

 

1Top domestic destinations for U.S. travelers for summer (June 1, 2017 — August 31, 2017) according to destinations seeing the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest from spring to summer 2017 on TripAdvisor. Destinations were required to have a minimum of 200 accommodations. All hotel and airfare prices are based on trips departing and returning between June 1 and August 31, 2017.

2According to a TripAdvisor survey of 1,381 U.S. travelers, conducted in May 2017.

3Average costs to visit the top summer travel destinations are representative of a one-week trip including a seven-night hotel stay and roundtrip average airfare from the domestic U.S.

4Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit is based on the average summer hotel rate during the least expensive summer week for a seven-night stay and roundtrip airfare.

5Percent savings below summer peak is determined by comparing the cost of the least and most expensive summer weeks to visit each destination.

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