Booking.com Provides Month-By-Month Travel Recommendations
For travelers looking to make the most of 2016, Booking.com has released month-by-month list of suggestions and tips for possible destinations.
Finding a luxurious hotel for an affordable price is a huge part of booking any trip, and Booking.com analyzed the average price per night of four-star accommodations in several popular cities across the United States.
From the information gathered, the booking website’s data specialists compiled a moderately priced guide for places to visit each month throughout the next year. Part of the process in selecting the locations was taking into consideration local events and temperatures each month.
Booking.com Director Todd Dunlap released a statement about the newly released list:
“Our travelers are looking for a variety of places to stay, whether that be a traditional hotel or a luxury yacht. The one thing that remains consistent when it comes to making the final decision, is whether it falls within budget. The pricing plan will help travelers make smart financial decisions when booking their next trip.”
Here is the full list broken down month-by-month, via Booking.com:
Los Angeles, CA: The week after New Year's was the cheapest of the month with the average 4-star room night coming in at $212, 33 percent cheaper than the most expensive week in LA all year so you'll have leftover cash to splurge on detoxing and rejuvenating in one of the country's most health-conscious cities.
Honolulu, HI: Veg out on miles of perfect beach and lap up the island's laid-back atmosphere, as well as its phenomenally diverse restaurant scene. Price-wise, February is a winner. For a 4* accommodation, the first week of February 2015 was $206 per night, making it 40 percent cheaper than the peak week over New Year's Eve.
Flagstaff, AZ: In addition to crisp clear days that are perfect for being outdoors, there are also far fewer crowds. Flagstaff is pretty affordable year-round but March provides particularly good value. The first week of March 2015 was only $84 a night, 38 percent cheaper than the city's most expensive week of the year.
Chicago, IL: Spring is charming here and the first week of April in 2015 was a massive 54 percent cheaper than the most expensive all year, coming in at only $143 per night. See all the classic sights of America's Second City with plenty of events and up-and-coming eateries to keep you buzzing with activity.
Fort Lauderdale, FL: This time of year sees warm temperatures and fewer visitors, and also coincides with the start of summer vacation for many schools, making it an ideal destination for families. At just $162, the average price of a 4* accommodation here during the second week of May was 46 percent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year
San Antonio, TX: The first week of June in San Antonio was only $164 for a night at a 4* accommodation, 30 percent cheaper than the city's most expensive week of the year. Plus it's also only an hour's drive from Austin should you want to cover more ground on your trip and it's a whole lot cheaper too (San Antonio's peak price is 49 percent cheaper than Austin's peak).
Boston, MA: Take a walk along the leafy boulevards of old world-style houses or take a picnic to the park to soak up the sunny atmosphere. The first week of July 2015 saw a significant price dip to $265 per night, 31 percent cheaper than the city's peak week of the year in October at $384.
New York, NY: Central Park's SummerStage is just one such venue in a city where outdoor concerts, theater performances and exhibitions pop up all over the place in the warmer months. The average price of a 4* accommodation for the fourth week of August 2015 was only $235, 39 percent cheaper than peak season in September.
Orlando, FL: The first week of September was only $130 per night, 40 percent cheaper than the peak price all year. Plus with fewer crowds at the park, you'll have more time to explore all the other attractions Orlando has to offer, like Wekiwa Springs State Park for some gator-spotting, or Church Street Station for dinner and shopping.
New Orleans, LA: Worried you'll miss out on the fun and excitement by not visiting NoLa during Mardi Gras? Have no fear, Halloween sees tons of events and parades take to the street. And the last week of October 2015 was $202, 34 percent cheaper than the week of Mardi Gras.
San Francisco, CA: It's still sunny and temperate enough here for you to make the most of the city's many attractions, such as catching the ferry across the bay to Alcatraz or walking along the incredible feat of engineering that is the Golden Gate Bridge. The week before Thanksgiving last year was one of the cheapest weeks of the year at $202 per night, 51 percent cheaper than the city's peak price.
Las Vegas, NV: With renowned nightlife, a palpable party feel and endless shopping opportunities, December suits this city down to the ground. The third week of December 2014 was also 60 percent cheaper than the most expensive week of the year, with 4* accommodation rates as low as $84 per night.
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