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One of America’s most expensive tourist destinations is right here in Georgia

When it comes to food and drink costs, average nightly hotel rates and airfare, some tourist destinations require deeper pockets than others.

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Analysts over at GOBankingRates examined the top vacation hotspots across the United States to determine which cities are priciest, and noted that they only looked at the three least expensive hotels’ nightly rates during the October season.

With an average $578 airfare rate, Napa, California, famous for its stunning vineyards, earned top honors on the list of 29 cities.

Rounding out the top five were Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York City and Savannah.

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Here’s what analysts discovered about spending costs in Savannah for a 3-night stay:

  • Total cost: $1,942.06
  • Meals: $360
  • Drinks (including beer): $44.88
  • 3-night hotel stay: $699
  • Airfare: $838.18

How to save money in Savannah, according to GOBankingRates:

  • Consider purchasing the 72-hour Savannah ePass app for $4.95, which offers discounts on attractions, dining, shopping and more.
  • Take advantage of low-cost or free activities, including a trip to the Art Center or the famous 30-acre Forsyth Park.

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While a trip to Savannah may mean spending a few extra bucks, the scenic city is still considered one of the top travel destinations in the country.

Famous for its raucous River Street and boulevard full of eateries, boutiques overlooking the water, the Georgia city has also been recognized as the most romantic destination in the state.

But Savannah wasn’t the only Georgia city to make GOBankingRate’s list of most expensive destinations. Atlanta didn’t fall too far behind, ranking 16th overall.

Here’s what analysts found out about spending costs in Atlanta for a 3-night visit:

  • Total cost: $1,551.40
  • Meals: $330
  • Drinks (including beer): $44.40
  • 3-night hotel stay: $464
  • Airfare: $713

Some cost-savings tips, according to GOBankingRates, include:

  • Opt to use MARTA (one-way fares come to $2.50 and three-day passes, $16)
  • Take advantage of free or low-cost activities, such as visiting the Carter Center.

Explore the full list at gobankingrates.com.

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