Atlantic City is the second most expensive U.S. destination in which to spend New Year's Eve based on the cost of lodging. That’s according to a new survey from TravelMag.com, which compared 30 major destinations in the USA on the basis of their hotel rates.
For each destination, the survey established the amount a couple will have to spend on December 31, 2014 to stay overnight in the cheapest available double room. Only such hotels rated 3 stars or higher and those that are located in or close to the city center were considered in coming up with the rankings.
With a rate of $350 for the least expensive double room, Atlantic City takes the second spot on the survey. In the New Jersey resort city, New Year’s Eve celebrators will have to spend close to 600% more than usual compared to regular rates. That percentage places Atlantic City, by far, as the city with the biggest rate increase among all destinations considered.
Only slightly more expensive is New Orleans, Louisiana. In the Big Easy, a room on New Year's Eve will cost revelers at least $359. Also pricey in which to spend New Year’s Eve are New York City and Miami Beach. Ranking third and fourth most expensive, these Eastern seaboard cities are posting New Year’s Eve rates of $345 and $313, respectively. On the other hand, the most affordable U.S. destinations in which to ring in the New Year are Indianapolis and Baltimore, where celebrators should find a room for less than $100.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the United States for New Year's Eve. The rates shown reflect the price for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) on December 31, 2014. A comparison with regular rates is added, which reflects rates for the least expensive double room the following week (January 7–8, 2015).
1.New Orleans $359 (+ 302%)
2.Atlantic City $350 (+ 586%)
3.New York City $345 (+287%)
4.Miami Beach $313 (+ 144%)
5.Honolulu $284 (+ 162%)
6.Nashville $284 (+ 167%)
7.Denver $269 (+ 108%)
8.Las Vegas $249 (+ 117%)
9.Savannah $223 (+ 153%)
10.Los Angeles $209 (+ 36%)