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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: It's time to start planning summer vacation.
Travelers looking to explore the U.S. this summer will find a treasure trove of deals — if they know where to look. If you’re trying to keep your vacation budget friendly, consider booking a hotel in August, according to data gathered by Google. Across the country, hotel rooms will generally be more expensive in June and July.
And although you may think that a five-star getaway is out of your budget, the numbers could surprise you. This August, five-star hotel rooms will be available in Miami for an average price of $273 per night. In fact, no matter which star rating you choose, Miami is one of the cheapest summer destinations in the country. Three-star hotels are available from $152 per night.
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The story is different elsewhere across the country. A three-star getaway to Los Angeles in July or Nashville in June will cost about $250 per night. And, perhaps surprisingly, Seattle is among the most expensive summer getaways. One night in a three-star hotel will set travelers back an average of $337.
Here is the best month to book your vacation to major cities around the U.S.
Atlanta: July. 3-star for $207/night, 4-star for $252/night, 5-star for $410/night
Chicago: August. 3-star for $230/night, 4-star for $278/night, 5-star for $431/night
Denver: July. 3-star for $219/night, 4-star for $324/night, 5-star for $462/night
Los Angeles: June. 3-star for $240/night, 4-star for $315/night, 5-star for $644/night
Miami: June. 3-star for $152/night, 4-star for $175/night, 5-star for $273/night
Minneapolis: August. 3-star for $204/night, 4-star for $261/night
Nashville: July. 3-star for $231/night, 4-star for $309/night, 5-star for $391/night
New Orleans: August. 3-star for $155/night, 4-star for $171/night, 5-star for $319/night
New York City: August. 3-star for $228/night, 4-star for $299/night, 5-star for $531/night
San Diego: June. 3-star for $217/night, 4-star for $280/night, 5-star for $433/night
San Francisco: June. 3-star for $257/night, 4-star for $355/night, 5-star for $637/night
Seattle: July. 3-star for $337/night, 4-star for $403/night, 5-star for $573/night