TripAdvisor Reveals Most Affordable Summer Vacation Rental Destinations
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Florida reigns supreme when it comes to the most affordable summer vacation rental destinations in the U.S.
TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals released the results of its price comparison study on Thursday and it appears the U.S.'s other 49 states are no match for the Sunshine State. The study, which analyzed the average weekly rate for a two-bedroom rental will undoubtedly give travelers some new destinations to consider ahead of the summer.
Here's how the top Florida-based destinations broke down:
3. St. Petersburg
5. Bonita Springs
7. Cocoa Beach
8. Marco Island
9. New Smyrna Beach
10. Fort Myers
With the average weekly two-bedroom rental going for $601, Davenport is far and away the most affordable summer vacation rental destination. But on top of the price, there are a whopping 2,504 rentals available in the overlooked city, according to TripAdvisor's research.
Second- and third-place Naples ($753) and St. Petersburg ($783) were the only others to come in under $800 per week on average. However the remaining destinations in Florida's top 10 all boast a weekly average of under $1,000.
TripAdvisor's study also analyzed destinations outside of the Sunshine State. The other locales included the top most affordable mountainside, urban hot spot and adventure-seeker destinations.
Below you'll see how each category shook out.
Top Five Most Affordable Mountainside Destinations:
1. Scottsdale, Arizona
2. Angel Fire, New Mexico
3. Big Bear City, California
4. Silverthorne, Colorado
5. Bryson City, North Carolina
Top Five Most Affordable Urban Hot Spot Destinations:
1. Tucson, Arizona
2. Phoenix, Arizona
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5. Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Five Most Affordable Adventure-Seeker Destinations:
1. Branson, Missouri
2. Kailua-Kona Hawaii
3. La Quinta, California
4. Taos, New Mexico
5. Lincoln City, Oregon
The Southwest is featured heavily across all three categories, with Arizona and New Mexico cities accounting for one-third of the listed vacation rental destinations.
TripAdvisor found that the top five most affordable mountainside destinations range from $908 to $1,130 per week on average, while the top most five most affordable urban hot spots are cheaper on average, ranging from $586 per week in Scottsdale to $1,200 per week in Corpus Christi.
Adventure seekers can expect to pay a similar amount at the top five most affordable destinations based on TripAdvisor's research, with the top finishers in that category ranging from $898 to $1,161 per week on average.
Of the 15, vacation rentals are scarcest in Bryson City, North Carolina, which only has 167 available this summer. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach boasts nearly 2,000 two-bedroom weekly rentals.
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