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Huntington Beach second most expensive summer destination in California

Huntington Beach second most expensive summer destination in California

Huntington Beach, the popular surf resort lying southeast of Los Angeles in Orange County, is the second most expensive destination in California over the 2018 summer season. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by

The survey compared destinations in the Golden State based on their cost of lodging. The months of July and August 2018 served as the comparative basis. The survey took into consideration only hotels rated at least 3 stars and those located close to the beach or city center.

At an average nightly rate of $292 for its most affordable double room, Huntington Beach ranks the second priciest overall. Only a few dollars more expensive in the number one spot is Coronado in the San Diego Bay. Meanwhile, the popular coastal mecca of Santa Monica rounds out the podium at an average price tag of $254 per night.

Another popular beach destination in Orange County, Laguna Beach, makes a showing in the survey’s Top 10. Palo Alto distinguishes itself as the priciest destination without a beach, ranking fourth most expensive overall.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive summer destinations in California. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each city’s cheapest available double room (minimum 3-star hotel) for the period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2018.

1. Coronado $297
2. Huntington Beach $292
3. Santa Monica $254
4. Palo Alto $252
5. Laguna Beach $237
6. Pismo Beach $236
7. Santa Barbara $234
8. Napa $231
9. Santa Cruz $226
10. San Jose $226

For the full results of the survey, check