Ptown Tops List of Most Expensive U.S. Summer Destinations

Jul 4, 2013 by

Ptown Tops List of Most Expensive U.S. Summer Destinations

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Blame it on the gays, but Provincetown, lovingly known as Ptown by gay and lesbian travelers’ alike, tops CheapHotels.org’s list of most expensive hotel stays in the U.S. this summer.

This resort town located on the tip of Cape Cod, Mass. is difficult and expensive to get to in the first place, but gay – and in particular lesbian vacationers – have flocked to this destination for decades.

Where else can you meet comedian Kate Clinton and her longtime partner Urvashi Vaid and other celesbians simply walking down the street and be completely surrounded by gay women and their gay boyfriends for an entire weekend or week? Worth the price right?

Fortunately, Women’s Week, October 14 – 20, isn’t during the peak – July 1 – August 31 – when getting a room will run an average estimated $217 per night with your main squeeze or best pal, just imagine what the price might be for flying solo. But this is what women can expect to pay to go to Ptown’s assorted themed weekends for women throughout the summer.

CheapHotels.org crunched the numbers on destinations ranking them based on the average cost of the cheapest double room available at two-star and above hotels during the peak of summer vacation.

The following destinations ranked the highest in the online hotel booking company’s Top 10 list:

  1. Provincetown (Massachusetts) $217
  2. Cape May (New Jersey) $204
  3. Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts) $202
  4. Santa Monica (California) $199
  5. Old Orchard Beach (Maine) $192
  6. Calistoga (California) $186
  7. Kennebunkport (Maine) $184
  8. Ogunquit (Maine) $183
  9. Poipu (Hawaii) $176
  10. Boston (Massachusetts) $175

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