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The Best Places to Travel This Summer, According to TripAdvisor

Can’t decide where to spend the dog days of summer? This list of top summer spots is guaranteed to have at least one destination perfect for you.
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Can’t decide where to spend the dog days of summer? This list of top summer spots is guaranteed to have at least one destination perfect for you. (Spoiler: Most of them are on the coast!)

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor recently released its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report, naming the top 50 U.S. destinations for this summer.

Destinations with major increases in hotel booking interest made it to the top of the list, and the average weeklong expense also factored into a destination’s position in the ranking. Nine of the top 10 destinations are by the water, and a grand total of 38 of the 50 destinations are waterfront, either on a lake or on the sea. If you needed a sign to book your beach vacation now, this might be it!

Scroll on for the top 10 destinations (plus the average weeklong expense and least expensive time to go), or check out TripAdvisor’s full list here. Now get ready to start dreaming of your week in paradise!

1. Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,064

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,424 (60% savings)

2. Ocean City, New Jersey

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,232

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,565 (58% savings)

3. Lake George, New York

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,810

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: June 12 – June 18, $1,540 (27% savings)

4. Bar Harbor, Maine

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,229

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,733 (43% savings)

5. Ocean City, Maryland

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,361

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,860 (41% savings)

6. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,211

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,841 (30% savings)

7. Ogunquit, Maine

Average weeklong expense per person: $1,982

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,403 (65% savings)

8. West Yellowstone, Montana

Average weeklong expense per person: $3,019

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: August 28 – September 3, $2,857 (12% savings)

9. Montauk, New York

Average weeklong expense per person: $4,011

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: June 5 – 11, $2,971 (52% savings)

10. Cape May, New Jersey

Average weeklong expense per person: $2,554

Least expensive summer week to go, and the cost: May 29 – June 4, $1,984 (42% savings)

See TripAdvisor’s full list of the top 50 U.S. Summer Destinations for the rest of the ranking and for more information.