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AAA Announces 2006 U.S. Vacation Costs

April 25, 2006

AAA Announces 2006 U.S. Vacation Costs
April 25, 2006 – The American Automobile Association (AAA), which has been tracking vacation costs since 1950, announced the top 10 most and least expensive U.S. destinations for family travel in 2006. Hawaii tops the list for most expensive at $559 per day, followed by Washington D.C. ($518) and Nevada ($348). The Midwest is home to the best savings for travelers, with North Dakota being the least expensive at $191, followed by Nebraska ($191) and Kansas ($193).

AAA’s survey shows that a family of two adults and two children can expect to pay an average $261 per day for food and lodging this summer. Lodging rates will average $141 a night, up nearly nine percent from last year, and meals will cost $120, up nearly two percent from 2005.

Here are the top 10 lists for both categories:

10 Most Expensive Destinations
Hawaii, $559
District of Columbia, $518
Nevada, $348
Rhode Island, $329
New York, $329
California, $320
New Jersey, $311
Massachusetts, $310
Florida, $303
Delaware, $294

10 Least Expensive Destinations
North Dakota, $191
Nebraska, $191
Kansas, $193
Iowa, $196
Oklahoma, $199
South Dakota, $203
Arkansas, $206
Kentucky, $210
Alabama, $211
Tennessee, $214

Click here to see complete destination costs.

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