According to Hot Rate® Hotel data from Hotwire®, summer travel will be most affordable during the last two weeks of August this year. The middle of September offers big savings on hotels in most major U.S. cities as well, a perfect option for those who prefer a late summer getaway.
Taking Back Summer
According to Project: Time Off, more than half of American workers had unused paid leaves at the end of 2015, resulting in up to 658 million wasted vacation days.
We believe Americans need to take more vacations- More weekend getaways. More short trips to see family and friends. And more spontaneous travel moments. That’s the ticket for summer travel 2016. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Best time to travel this summer*
The list below represents the best weekends to travel during the summer months for big savings, starting with the most affordable weekend first.
Most popular destinations from $67** a night in July, August, and September
For travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck without skimping on quality, we’ve crunched last year’s numbers to find the best rates on three to five star rooms. These 10 cities offered rooms from $67 a night:
– Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, San Diego, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Saint Louis
Traveling by car? Check out these 10 cities for the best deals on rentals.
Gas prices are still low, so why not rent a car? Last year, travelers could start a summer road trip from $13 per day*** for these cities.
– Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Orlando, Dallas, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, San Jose and San Diego
Top spontaneous travel destinations for summer
Perhaps it’s time to rethink Las Vegas as the iconic destination for spontaneous travel. According to Hotwire data, these five U.S. cities actually see the most hotel bookings within two days of arrival in July, August, and September.
From beach days and BBQs to touring national monuments, we recommend these four U.S. cities for families. All four have especially low prices in the summer months.
Travel with Friends
When it comes to great places for a getaway with friends, these five cities boast bars, sports, and a bustling city life… as well as lower-than-usual prices on hotels during the summer months.
Off the beaten path
Travelers who want to avoid the crowds during summer 2016 should check out these three cities, which traditionally offer low hotel rates during the summer months as well as great food, art, festivals, and culture.
Make the most of business travel
We recommend that travelers should stay through the weekend and explore a new city after a sales conference or business trip. Convention-friendly cities with great summer deals include the following.
Best cities to travel to during Labor Day Weekend
Take advantage of the last official weekend of summer. These U.S. cities offered three to five star rooms from $70 a night** during Labor Day Weekend 2015.
Tips and tricks on how consumers can get the most value for their travel dollars
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More insights about U.S. travel this season
Here are some additional trends that will impact travel this summer.
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