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Miami Beach most expensive New Year's Eve destination

30 December 2013

Miami Beach is the most expensive US destination for New Year´s Eve, according to the latest survey from, which compared 30 major US destinations based on the cost of their lodging.

For each destination, the survey established the minimum amount visitors will have to spend on December 31 to stay overnight in a double room. Only three-star or higher hotels located close to the city centre/ beach were considered. With a rate of USD360 for the most affordable room, Miami Beach leads the list.

Thus, Florida´s main beach destination is, quite surprisingly, even a bit more expensive than the usually pricey New York City. Indeed, the Big Apple ranks second most expensive on the survey at a nightly rate of USD354. Coming in third most expensive is South Carolina´s seaport city of Charleston. There New Year´s celebrators will have to spend USD339 for the cheapest double room.

In Florida´s other top tourist destination, Orlando, travelers can find a double room from USD101 per night. Only Indianapolis (USD100) and Salt Lake City (USD79) are even more affordable to spend New Year´s Eve.

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 on December 31st.

1. Miami Beach USD360
2. New York City USD354
3. Charleston USD339
4. Honolulu USD295
5. Nashville USD239
6. Atlantic City USD234
7. Denver USD229
8. Los Angeles USD228
9. San Francisco USD219
10. Las Vegas USD215

For the full rankings of the survey, visit


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