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America’s 10 Most Popular Summer Destinations For U.S. Travelers, 2018

So, summer vacation. Michigan’s Mackinac Island was named the number one summer travel pick for U.S. travelers by TripAdvisor Vacation Value Report for 2018. Bar Harbor, Maine, came in at No. 2 on the list, followed by Rhode Island’s Block Island – located 12 miles south of the mainland.

Where are you vacationing this summer?

Other locations named on the list include Lake George, New York; West Yellowstone, Montana; Ocean City, Maryland; Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; Anchorage, Alaska; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The travel planning and booking site ranked the destinations using hotel booking data. The list is based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest from spring to summer 2018.

America’s 10 most popular summer destinations for U.S. travelers, 2018

10. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $664
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $224 (to Logan International Airport/BOS)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $4,872
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: May 28 (31% savings)

9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $481
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $533 (to Jackson Hole Airport/JAC)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $3,900
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: May 28 (20% savings)

8. Anchorage, Alaska
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $331
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $600 (to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport/ANC)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,917
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: August 27 (9% savings)

7. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $473
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $224 (to Logan International Airport/BOS)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $3,535
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: May 28 (33% savings)

6. Ocean City, Maryland
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $281
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $302 (to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport/DCA)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,269
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: May 28 (24% savings)

5. West Yellowstone, Montana
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $331
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $419 (to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport/BZN)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,736
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: August 27 (9% savings)

4. Lake George, New York
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $225
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $383 (to Albany International Airport/ALB)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $1,958
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: June 11 (30% savings)

3. Block Island, Rhode Island
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $355
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $372 (to T. F. Green Airport/PVD)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,857
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: June 11 (19% savings)

2. Bar Harbor, Maine
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $264
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $473 (to Bangor International Airport/BGR)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,321
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: May 28 (26% savings)

1. Mackinac Island, Michigan
Avg. Summer Nightly Hotel Rate: $347
Avg. Summer Domestic Round-trip Airfare: $476 (to Cherry Capital Airport/TVC)
Avg. Summer Week Expense Per Person: $2,905
Least Expensive Summer Week and Savings: June 4 (8% savings)

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