Triple-A says Iowa is one of America’s cheapest vacation spots. There’s no place like home — for a summer vacation. Triple-A’s Rose White says many folks may be staying closer to home over the next few months as four Midwestern states top the list of least expensive vacation destinations.
White says the most economical lodging and food prices are in North Dakota, where a family of four can expect to spend an average of 187-dollars a day. Nebraska is second with 199-dollars per day, while Iowa and Kansas are tied at third in the U.S. at 201-dollars per day. On the other end of the survey, she says Hawaii has the most expensive vacations, averaging 650-dollars a day.
She says the survey found two adults and two kids could expect to pay a national average of 270-dollars a day for food and lodging this summer. Of that, 152-dollars is for lodging, up about eight-percent from last year, while the cost of meals is down about one-point-three percent. White says travel numbers are expected to be up again this summer, despite escalating gasoline prices.