20 U.S. Hot Spots You Should Consider For Your Summer Vacation This Year

Plus, the summer week it's the cheapest to book.

Summer is just around the corner, so it's almost time to relax with the ones we can stand to spend a whole week away with. While we all wish we could travel the world on our time off, domestic trips are often easier on our bank accounts. So, we were excited to see that TripAdvisor recently released information on the top domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer. 

The travel site put the list together by looking at destinations that had a major increase in seasonal hotel booking interest. Their report details how much an average one-week vacation costs in each summer hot spot, as well as average nightly hotel prices and airfare costs. To make the list even better, they also included the least expensive summer week to visit each spot so that travelers can get the most bang for their bucks. 

Most of the top destinations are located by a lake or ocean, or some other beautiful scenery.  All in all, we have a feeling any of them would make for an excellent trip if you go with the right people or decide to adventure by yourself

Check out the top 20 U.S. summer hot spots below and then check out TripAdvisor's list for the other 30.



1. Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

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James Kirkikis / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $243

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $363

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,064

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost:  May 29 – June 4 for $1,424 (60 percent savings)

2. Ocean City, New Jersey

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Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock

Average nightly hotel rate: $267

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $363

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,232

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,565 (58 percent savings)

3. Lake George, New York

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Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock

Average nightly hotel rate:$188

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $494

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,810

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: June 12 – June 18 for $1,540 (27 percent savings)

4. Bar Harbor, Maine

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f11photo / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $237

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $570

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,229

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,733 (43 percent savings)



5. Ocean City, Maryland

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Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $290

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $331

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,361

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,860 (41 percent savings)

6. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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George Sheldon / Shutterstock.com 

Average nightly hotel rate: $264

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $363

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,211

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,841 (30 percent savings)

7. Ogunquit, Maine

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Jay Yuan / Shutterstock.com

Average nightly hotel rate: $233

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $351

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,982

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,403 (65 percent savings)

8. West Yellowstone, Montana

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Delpixel / Shutterstock


Average nightly hotel rate:$339

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $646

Average weeklong expense per person: $3,019

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: August 28 – September 3 for $2,857 (12 percent savings)

9. Montauk, New York

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mandritoiu / Shutterstock.com

Average nightly hotel rate: $482

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $637

Average weeklong expense per person: $4,011

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: June 5 – 11 for $2,971 (52 percent savings)

10. Cape May, New Jersey

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Jon Bilous / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $313

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $363

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,554

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,984 (42 percent savings)

11. Estes Park, Colorado

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Nina B / Shutterstock

Average nightly hotel rate:$205

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $263

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,698

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,502 (24 percent savings)

12. Traverse City, Michigan

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Gowri Divya Tinnanuri / Shutterstock

Average nightly hotel rate: $262

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $529

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,363

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: June 5 – 11 for $1,694 (60 percent savings)

13. Jackson, Wyoming

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B Brown / Shutterstock.com

Average nightly hotel rate: $393

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $646

Average weeklong expense per person: $3,397

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: June 5 – 11 for $2,977 (70 percent savings)

14. Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.com

Average nightly hotel rate: $271

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $422

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,319

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,973 (31 percent savings)

15. Anchorage, Alaska

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 Rocky Grimes / Shutterstock.com

Average nightly hotel rate: $246

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $568

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,290

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: August 28 – September 3 for $2,154 (8 percent savings)

16. Lake Placid, New York

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mervas / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $281

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $516

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,483

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,927 (82 percent savings)

17. North Conway, New Hampshire

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Nick Beer / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate:$188

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $351

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,667

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,321 (36 percent savings)

18. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Jason Patrick Ross / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $188

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $478

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,794

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,482 (34 percent savings)

19. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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Alexandr Junek Imaging / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $227

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $422

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,011

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: May 29 – June 4 for $1,841 (22 percent savings)

20. South Lake Tahoe, California

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 Celso Diniz / Shutterstock 

Average nightly hotel rate: $218

Average domestic roundtrip airfare: $430

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,956

Least expensive summer week to go and how much it'll cost: June 5 – 11 for $1,611 (45 percent savings)

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