Last updated: 03:00 AM ET, Thu September 24 2015 Reveals Affordable Alternative Destinations for 2015

Destination & Tourism | Patrick Clarke | September 24, 2015 Reveals Affordable Alternative Destinations for 2015

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In response to its Hotel Price Index, which revealed that average hotel prices paid per night in the U.S. rose by two percent over the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014, has uncovered six overlooked destinations offering travelers tremendous value over the second half of 2015.

The coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, was the most affordable among the six listed over the first six months of 2015, with visitors spending $80 per night for a hotel room on average.

Notably, one of Brunswick's top attractions, the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. In addition to a handful of coastal activities like whale watching and fishing, travelers visiting Brunswick can take part in more unique forms of entertainment, including ghost and vampire tours.

Coos Bay, Oregon, was the other coastal city highlighted by, with visitors spending roughly $97 per night for a hotel on average between January and June 2015.

The largest city on the state's coast, Coos Bay is an outdoor lover's paradise. Shore Acres State Park and Cape Arago State Park are must-visit attractions for anyone booking a stay at the underrated destination.

Meanwhile, those looking to travel inland or hit the slopes for some world-class skiing should consider Ogden, Utah, and Leadville, Colorado, destinations where the average hotel room cost visitors $91 and $95 per night over the first half of the year, respectively. 

Ogden boasts three renowned ski resorts in addition to several museums worth visiting.

On the other hand, Leadville is an ideal stop for thrillseekers, providing visitors with access to not only skiing, but ziplining, hiking, biking and much more.

Those eyeing an affordable city escape should look no further than Mesa, Arizona, and Greenwood Village, Colorado. Both suburban destinations are located just outside of metropolises in Phoenix and Denver, respectively, and as a result, visitors will have easy access to those cities without having to break the bank.

The average nightly rate paid for a hotel room in Mesa came in at $100 between January and June 2015, while visitors to Greenwood Village paid slightly less at $96.

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