Miami Beach Most Expensive U.S. Destination for New Year's Eve
For each destination, the survey established the minimum amount visitors will have to spend on December 31 to stay overnight in a double room. Only such hotels rated 3 stars or higher and those located close to the City Center/ beach were considered. With a rate of $360 for the most affordable room, Miami Beach leads the list.
Thus, Florida's main beach destination is, quite surprisingly, even a bit more expensive than the usually pricey New York City. Indeed, the Big Apple ranks second most expensive on the survey at a nightly rate of $354. Coming in third most expensive is South Carolina's seaport city of Charleston. There New Year's celebrators will have to spend $339 for the cheapest double room.
In Florida's other top tourist destination, Orlando, travelers can find a double room from $101 per night. Only Indianapolis ($100) and Salt Lake City ($79) are even more affordable to spend New Year's Eve.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the United States for New Year's Eve. The rates shown reflect the price for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) on December 31st.
1. Miami Beach $360
2. New York City $354
3. Charleston $339
4. Honolulu $295
5. Nashville $239
6. Atlantic City $234
7. Denver $229
8. Los Angeles $228
9. San Francisco $219
10. Las Vegas $215
For the full rankings of the survey, visit http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/newyearseve2013.html
SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE