TripAdvisor Names Top Spots for Summer; Where and When to Save

Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016

tripadvisorTripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, today revealed its 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report, revealing the top 10 destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on booking interest, along with the average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare, meals and tours1. The seasonal report helps travelers discover savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels and popular attractions.

 

“A recent TripAdvisor survey found that 88 percent of U.S. respondents are planning to vacation this summer, up six percent from those who took a summer trip last year,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “According to booking interest on TripAdvisor, the top 10 destinations for U.S. travelers this summer are a split between domestic and international destinations, and those planning summer trips can save 16 percent on average when traveling to these popular spots during the least expensive summer week compared to the peak.”

 

Top 10 Summer Destinations and Average Summer Costs

 

  Destination Avg. Nightly Hotel Rate Avg. Domestic US Roundtrip
Airfare
Avg. Meal Cost Avg. Tour Cost Avg. Cost of a
One-Week Summer Trip
1. Las Vegas, Nevada $135 $384 $31 $122 $2,224
2. Cancun, Mexico $181 $513 $23 $108 $2,480
3. Orlando, Florida $137 $336 $23 $79 $1,932
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $246 $600 $27 $103 $3,098
5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina $210 $376 $18 $37 $2,304
6. New York City, New York $306 $372 $32 $73 $3,341
7. London, England $213 $1,662 $34 $92 $4,056
8. Destin, Florida $222 $518 $22 $139 $2,807
9. Paris, France $180 $1,433 $32 $107 $3,579
10. Playa del Carmen, Mexico $178 $513 $18 $121 $2,374

 

Summer Vacation Value Itineraries

 

With six of the ten least expensive summer weeks starting on August 22, late August proves to be a budget-friendly time to visit these popular destinations. This is consistent with the 2015 report.

 

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 15 – 21: $2,050 (13% below summer peak2)

 

  1. Cancun, Mexico

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $2,222 (16% below summer peak)

 

  1. Orlando, Florida

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $1,733 (13% below summer peak)

 

  1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $2,848 (10% below summer peak)

 

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $1,812 (26% below summer peak)

 

  1. New York City, New York

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: June 27 – July 3: $3,092 (10% below summer peak)

 

  1. London, England

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 1 – 7: $3,788 (10% below summer peak)

 

  1. Destin, Florida

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $2,320 (25% below summer peak)

 

  1. Paris, France

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 8 – 14: $3,111 (25% below summer peak)

 

  1. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 22 – 28: $2,212 (10% below summer peak)

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