TripAdvisor’s 2018 Vacation Value Report is here to help you plan a great summer vacation.

By Lauren Phillips
May 15, 2018
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Summer’s not quite here yet, but if you’re already itching to start planning your warm-weather escape, you’re not alone.

In TripAdvisor’s 2018 Vacation Value Report, released today, the travel planning, reviewing, and booking site reveals that 87 percent of U.S. travelers are planning a summer vacation this year, compared to 81 percent last year. Of the more than 3,000 travelers TripAdvisor surveyed, 91 percent intend these vacations to be domestic, with the majority looking to visit the Northeast. 

In the report, TripAdvisor also ranked the top 10 U.S. destinations for the summer, based on increase in booking interest from site users from spring to summer. The site also found the least expensive week to visit, when hotel prices are lowest for each destination and travelers can take advantage of major savings compared to typical hotel rates.

The 10 Hottest U.S. Destinations for Summer 2018 are:

1. Mackinac Island, Michigan

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of June 4 (8 percent savings)

2. Bar Harbor, Maine

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of May 28 (26 percent savings)

3. Block Island, Rhode Island

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of June 11 (19 percent savings)

4. Lake George, New York

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of June 11 (30 percent savings)

5. West Yellowstone, Montana

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of August 27 (9 percent savings)

6. Ocean City, Maryland

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of May 28 (24 percent savings)

7. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of May 28 (33 percent savings)

8. Anchorage, Alaska

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of August 27 (9 percent savings)

9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of May 28 (20 percent savings)

10. Nantucket, Massachusetts

Least expensive time to visit this summer: the week of May 28 (31 percent savings)

For more information on these destinations, visit TripAdvisor’s website.

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