San Francisco Most Expensive City For Summer Travel

San Francisco tops New York as the priciest U.S. city for summer travel.

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    San Francisco tops New York as priciest U.S. city for summer travel.

    It's official. San Francisco has been named the most expensive city in the U.S. to visit this summer, beating New York City, according to TripAdvisor.

    A TripIndex Cities survey compares the cost of a hotel stay, cocktails, a two course dinner with a bottle of wine and round-trip taxi fares in each major city.

    San Francisco came in with a daily TripIndex cost of $508, which includes $380.92 for a hotel, $24.18 for a return taxi trip, $79.98 for a dinner for two and $22.67 for cocktails for two.

    The daily TripIndex cost for New York City is $501, with Boston ($491) coming in next. At a TripIndex cost of $276, Las Vegas is the least expensive U.S. destination, followed by Atlanta ($314) and Miami ($311).

    Other statistics from TripIndex Cities include:

    • Hotel prices have decreased in 15 of the 20 examined U.S. cities since last summer, with the average nightly hotel rate down 6 percent
    • Cities around the Pacific Northwest have seen surges, while room rates in warm-weather spots including Orlando and Honolulu have dropped significantly
    • London shot up six spots from last year to be crowned the costliest destination on the international list, with Paris and New York City close behind
    • 6 of the 10 most affordable U.S. destinations are in the South
    • Hanoi is the best value international destination, followed closely by Jakarta, and Sharm el Sheikh
    • Asian destinations top the best value list with 5 of the 10 most affordable spots