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July 01, 2016    Featured Story

The Top 25 Destinations and Best Travel Deals “Sparking” This July 4th Weekend from Priceline.com

The Top 25 Destinations and Best Travel Deals “Sparking” This July 4th Weekend from Priceline.com

 

NORWALK, Conn., July 1, 2016 . . . From fireworks to barbecues, bonfires and more, the Independence Day holiday is an opportunity to take a long weekend getaway and spend time with friends and family. Based on advance hotel reservations, priceline.com has released its annual list of the top 25 destinations where travelers will be heading this weekend.

 

Topping the list is Las Vegas, which took the number two spot last year, followed by Chicago and New York City. Best bargain destinations showing the biggest drops in average daily hotel room rates (ADR) compared to last year include Chicago ($73/night drop) and Boston ($28/night drop).

 

For those unsure of their holiday plans and looking to take a last-minute getaway, priceline.com compiled recommended beach deals under $150 per night and patriotic destinations across the country. Travelers hitting the road this holiday weekend can check the priceline.com app for ultra-last-minute hotel rooms with savings up to 60 percent off, and affordable rental car deals.

 

Best Beach Deals Under $150*

Destination                                                    ADR

Corpus Christi, TX                                         $101.41

Ventura County, CA                                       $125.94

Orange County, CA                                        $130.60

St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL                         $135.72

Miami, FL                                                       $141.78

Daytona Beach, FL                                         $145.16

Fort Lauderdale, FL                                        $147.95

Bar Harbor, ME                                              $148.14

 

Popular Patriotic Destinations*

Destination                                                    ADR

Gettysburg, PA (Battle of Gettysburg)           $129.53

Baltimore, MD (Fort McHenry)                     $124.57

Boston, MA (Freedom Trail)                          $198.94

Black Hills, SD (Mount Rushmore)               $124.07

Washington, D.C. (Monuments)                     $141.82

San Antonio, TX (The Alamo)                       $131.20

 

Top 25 Destinations for July 4, 2016*

Destination                                                    ADR

  1. Las Vegas, NV                         $121.77
  2. Chicago, IL             $149.08
  3. New York, NY                         $197.59
  4. San Diego, CA                         $163.86
  5. Orlando, FL             $116.16
  6. Washington, D.C.                         $134.85
  7. Los Angeles, CA                                     $157.21
  8. Hampton Road, VA             $146.15
  9. New Orleans, LA                         $206.58
  10. Boston, MA             $185.98
  11. Seattle, WA             $153.39
  12. Orange County, CA             $130.71
  13. San Francisco, CA             $177.63
  14. Miami, FL                         $140.70
  15. Atlanta, GA             $96.89
  16. Toronto, ON             $131.14
  17. Louis, MO             $132.49
  18. Denver, CO             $126.99
  19. Nashville, TN             $147.24
  20. San Antonio, TX                         $128.02
  21. Buffalo – Niagara Falls, NY             $129.15
  22. Dallas, TX                         $103.54
  23. Myrtle Beach, SC                         $196.68
  24. Milwaukee, WI                         $136.61
  25. Vancouver, BC                         $158.99

 

*Compiled on June 15, 2016. Prices may vary. All rates and availability are subject to change at any time.

 

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For press information: Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, press@priceline.com