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The Most Expensive Tourist Destinations in the US

GOBankingRates Logo By Charlene Oldham of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 32: Staying stateside is often a great way to cut costs while traveling. But vacations in the U.S. aren’t all created equal when it comes to certain expenses.After reviewing rankings from a variety of travel sites to determine the nation’s most popular U.S. tourist attractions, GOBankingRates calculated food and drink costs, the average nightly rate for the three least-expensive hotels in the area and 2018 airfare averages to find out which destinations might be the biggest blow to travelers’ bank balances.Keep in mind that hotel rates are based on October stays, and seasonality can drive prices up or down at some expensive tourist destinations. But even in these swank spots, there are ways savvy spenders can cut costs.Click through to see the cheapest and most expensive places to travel in the U.S., starting with the cheapest.

Staying stateside is often a great way to cut costs while traveling. But vacations in the U.S. aren’t all created equal when it comes to certain expenses.

After reviewing rankings from a variety of travel sites to determine the nation’s most popular U.S. tourist attractions, GOBankingRates calculated food and drink costs, the average nightly rate for the three least-expensive hotels in the area and 2018 airfare averages to find out which destinations might be the biggest blow to travelers’ bank balances.

Keep in mind that hotel rates are based on October stays, and seasonality can drive prices up or down at some expensive tourist destinations. But even in these swank spots, there are ways savvy spenders can cut costs.

Click through to see the cheapest and most expensive places to travel in the U.S., starting with the cheapest.

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