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Survey Reveals the Most Expensive Destinations in the USA

July 8, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Provincetown, located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, is the United States’ most expensive destination in terms of its hotel costs.

That’s the finding of a new survey from The survey compared hotel rates for all destinations in the USA for this summer’s main travel period of July 1 to August 31.

The rankings were determined based on the average cost of each location’s cheapest available double room. As such, the prices mentioned reflect the minimum amount travelers will have to spend to stay at a certain destination. Only those hotels rated two stars or higher were considered for the survey.

Visitors to Provincetown will have to spend, on average, $217 per night for a double room. That figure makes the coastalMassachusetts city the country’s most expensive destination. Coming in as second most expensive is New Jersey’s Cape May with an average price of $204 per night. Following closely in the number three spot is Martha’s Vineyard, which is located close toProvincetown in southern Cape Cod. The most affordable double room in Martha’s Vineyard is averaging $202 nightly this summer.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the USA. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2013.

  1. Provincetown (Massachusetts) $217
  2. Cape May (New Jersey) $204
  3. Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts) $202
  4. Santa Monica (California) $199
  5. Old Orchard Beach (Maine) $192
  6. Calistoga (California) $186
  7. Kennebunkport (Maine) $184
  8. Ogunquit (Maine) $183
  9. Poipu (Hawaii) $176
  10. Boston (Massachusetts) $175

For the full rankings of the survey, visit

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