Survey Ranks the Most Expensive U.S. Destinations This Summer

nantucketProvincetown, located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, has just earned the distinction of being the most expensive American city in which to lodge this summer, according to a new survey from The survey revealed this after comparing the hotel rates of all U.S. destinations during the main summer travel period of July 1 to August 31. says the average price of each locale’s cheapest available room determined the rankings. As a result, all of the rates expressed by the survey are indicative of the minimum amount vacationers will have to pay to lodge in a specific destination this summer. Hotels had be rated two stars or higher to be considered by the survey.

The following table shows the 20 most expensive destinations in the USA. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each city’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2013.

1. Provincetown $217

2. Cape May $204

3. Martha’s Vineyard $202

4. Santa Monica $199

5. Old Orchard Beach $192

6. Calistoga $186

7. Kennebunkport $184

8. Ogunquit $183

9. Poipu $176

10. Boston $175

11. Laguna Beach $174

12. Waikoloa $169

13. Newport $167

14. Cambridge $166

15. Princeville $164

16. Kill Devil Hills $163

17. Rockport $157

18. Bar Harbor $154

19. Ocean City $152

20. Wildwood Crest $146


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