Holiday Vacation Destinations

  • GoBankingRates has just come out with their analysis of the most, and least, affordable places to travel this holiday season
  • Playa Del Carmen in Mexico is one of the more affordable places you can go, with hotels over Christmas averaging only $174 a night with flights at about $526
  • Cape Town, South Africa is one of the least affordable holiday destinations basically because of the airfare, with flights over the Thanksgiving holiday costing on average $1,557, and over Christmas it goes up to $2,107

About now is the time when a lot of people start thinking and planning their holiday vacations, and it’s no secret traveling during such peak times can do some major damage to your wallet. But it turns out, it is possible to go on an affordable holiday vacation but it will all depend on where you go.

Well, GoBankingRates has just come out with their analysis of the most, and least, affordable places to travel this holiday season and you may be surprised about where you can go without spending all your savings.

While you may think that it’s impossible to get a deal on a warm destination over the holidays, according to the site, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico is actually one of the more affordable places you can go. Hotels over Thanksgiving average about $168 a night, while flights cost about $451. And the Christmas break isn’t that bad either, with the average hotel cost only $174 and the flight about $526. 

Top Five Most Affordable Places To Visit For The Holidays

  1. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Washington, DC 

On the other end of the spectrum, Cape Town, South Africa is one of the least affordable holiday vacation destinations out there. While hotels are relatively cheap ($100 for Thanksgiving, $93 for Christmas), the airfare will blow your budget, with flights over the Thanksgiving holiday costing on average $1,557, while over Christmas it goes up to $2,107.

The Five Least Affordable Holiday Vacation Destinations

  1. Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Park City, Utah
  3. Sydney, Australia
  4. Kihei, Hawaii
  5. Honolulu, Hawaii

Source: GoBankingRates

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