Whether it’s catching the firework show in New York City or hitting the beautiful beaches of Florida, Americans are looking to get away and celebrate July 4th. Travelocity‘s latest booking data reveals the top 10 most popular destinations for the holiday weekend including average airfare and hotel prices travelers can expect to see.
“For travelers planning a trip for our nation’s birthday, the good news is average airfare for the majority of the hotspots are below the national average making these trips a great deal,” said Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity. “The average cost of a domestic round-trip flight for July 4th weekend is $384, and the average daily rate for a domestic hotel is $168. Travelers should think of these prices as the ‘price to beat’ and keep them in mind when booking travel.”
Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for July 4th Weekend
According to Travelocity’s booking data, among the top 10 most popular destinations for Independence Day 2013 are Boston and Washington, D.C., cities that have played important roles in American history. South Florida rose from number six on the list last year to number four on the list this year. New to the top 10 this year is Chicago, a city in its prime during the summer season; it bumped Las Vegas out of the number 10 spot. Additional destinations include some of the nation’s largest cities and popular family entertainment destinations like Orlando and Los Angeles. The full top 10 rankings of July 4th destinations are as follows:
|Top Destinations||Average Airfare||Average Daily Rate|
|2. New York City||$326||$240|
|3. Los Angeles||$368||$162|
|4. South Florida||$298||$164|
|8. Washington, DC||$314||$138|
|9. San Francisco||$393||$177|
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