Next Stop: Fargo?
In case you missed it, AAA announced earlier this week where you should go for vacation this summer if you want to save some money.
But first, here's where you shouldn't go.
According to an Associated Press story, "a family of two adults and two children could expect to pay an average of nearly $270 a day for food and lodging this summer." If that's your budget, stay away from Rhode Island (where for some reason you'll pay an average of $345 a day), New York ($326) and New Jersey ($324). Hawaii topped the list of expensive states ($650 a day, but we already knew that place was expensive). And in second place? The District of Columbia, at about $611 a day.
Still, prices may be high, but it's hard to imagine that DC or New York or even Jersey will be hurting for tourists this season.
And the cheapos? Tourism officials are no doubt cheering in Nebraska ($199), Iowa and Kansas ($201), and South Dakota ($204), among the bottom five. But if you really want to make your money last the longest, you'll be heading to North Dakota, where that fake family of four will spend about $187 a day.
Start your planning now. You can find everything you need at the North Dakota Tourism Division Web site -- and say hi to Paul Bunyan for me.
And on that note, does anyone actually ever plan a trip based on these sorts of surveys? Anyone trading in Boston for Bismarck?
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