10 Most Expensive States For Travelers

The AAA 2008 Vacation Costs Survey, which culls published rates for more than 60,000 restaurants and lodgings, recommends a budget of $244 per day for two while traveling in North America.

Here are the states found to be the most expensive vacation spots. (Costs are based on average published prices for meals and lodgings for two adults.)

1. Hawaii

Lodging: $675.36

Meals: $117.40

Total average daily cost: $792.76

hawaii

2. Washington, D.C.

Lodging: $459.90

Meals: $114.84

Total average daily cost: $574.74

washington dc

3. New York

Lodging: $219.96

Meals: $99.90

Total average daily cost: $319.86

newyork city

4. Nevada

Lodging: $177.32

Meals: $123.52

Total average daily cost: $300.84

nevada

5. Florida

Lodging: $212.49

Meals: $76.26

Total average daily cost: $288.75

florida

6. Massachusetts

Lodging: $203.18

Meals: $83.52

Total average daily cost: $286.70

massachusetts

7. Rhode Island

Lodging: $202.72

Meals: $83.82

Total average daily cost: $286.54

rhode island

8. California

Lodging: $188.38

Meals: $97.16

Total average daily cost: $285.54

california

9. Delaware

Lodging: $179.46

Meals: $104.20

Total average daily cost: $283.66

delaware

10. New Jersey

Lodging: $186.97

Meals: $94.04

Total average daily cost: $281.01

new jersey

Source: http://www.latimes.com/

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  1. paresh says:

    nice travel blog.

  2. meh says:

    BS. Lodging may be that much but there’s ways around the food costs.

  3. Hawaii $792/couple/day is pretty disappointing, specially cosidering that food is only $117

  4. Stuart says:

    Seriously? I spent 2 weeks in south beach, miami at christmas and it cost me maybe $35-50 a day, depending on how uspcale i went in the food department. Its all in where you stay and eat

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