Montauk, located on the eastern end of Long Island, New York, is the most expensive destination in the United States this summer. This conclusion is according to a recent survey conducted by TravelMag.com.
The survey pitted the considered destinations against each other based on the minimum price travelers will have to pay to stay in their cheapest available double room, on average, during the month of August. It bears mentioning that only centrally located hotels and inns with an overall rating of at least 3 stars and with a positive average client evaluation were taken into consideration by this survey.
Averaging $316 nightly for its least expensive double room, Montauk sits on top of the rankings. Only a few dollars cheaper is Saratoga Springs. Also located in New York, this popular resort takes the second spot on the survey with an average overnight price tag of $312. Martha’s Vineyard, an island located eight miles off the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts, rounds out the Top 3 with an average rate of $284 per night for its most affordable double room.
Also prominently placing were Nantucket, Falmouth, Provincetown and Boston, making another four destinations in Massachusetts that landed in the Top 10. Also included in the Top 10 are Montauk’s neighbor East Hampton, Rehoboth Beach in Delaware and California’s Santa Monica.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive locales in the United States this summer. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2015.
1. Montauk (NY) $316
2. Saratoga Springs (NY) $312
3. Martha’s Vineyard (MA) $284
4. Nantucket (MA) $273
5. East Hampton (NY) $257
6. Falmouth (MA) $236
7. Provincetown (MA) $234
8. Boston (MA) $233
9. Rehoboth Beach (DE) $228
10. Santa Monica (CA) $227
For the full results of the survey, visit: http://www.travelmag.com/articles/survey-usa-2015/