DALLAS, TX – According to the Hotel Price Index (HPI), hotel prices paid* per night rose in the US by 2% between January and June of this year, compared to the same period last year, but there is still value to be found in alternate vacation destinations around the country. Hotels.com® has uncovered coastal destinations, ski towns and metropolitan suburbs that proved the most affordable – less than $100 per night – in the first half of 2015.
Coastal Cities under $100
Brunswick, GA ($80) – On the Southeast corner of Georgia, this peaceful waterfront town is a beautiful place to get away. Visitors can capture the sunset at Great Dunes Beach Park, snag fresh seafood at Indigo Coastal Shanty or take a trip out to historical Saint Simons Island.
Coos Bay, OR ($97) – Coos Bay is the largest city on the Oregon Coast, and home to a host of fishing, swimming and other outdoor activities. Shore Acres State Park provides breathtaking views of the ocean where guests can catch a glimpse of a variety of marine animals.
Ski Towns under $100
Ogden, UT ($91) – About ten miles east of the Great Salt Lake lies Ogden with three award-winning ski resorts. The charming town is also chock-full of historical museums, art galleries and theatrical performances year-round.
Leadville, CO ($95) – Leadville is one of the best kept secrets in the U.S. Surrounded with snow-capped peaks, the city is a ski bum’s playground. Once part of the silver mining boom, this city preserved in time is a great place to get a peek into the history of the Wild West.
Metropolitan Suburbs $100 or less
Mesa, AZ ($100) – Mesa is a great budget-friendly location just a short drive from Phoenix. With many of its own offerings such as the Red Rocks Music Festival, Salt River Tubing, the Commemorative Air Force Museum and a plethora of authentic Mexican cuisine.
Greenwood Village, CO ($96) – Just outside of Denver lies Greenwood Village, Colorado, a small town with panoramic views of The Front Range – a mountain range part of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Known for its biking trails, delicious cuisine, art and music this metropolitan suburb is a great alternative vacation destination.
*Average prices paid per night inclusive of taxes and fees and based on data from the first six months of 2015.