Palo Alto Second Most Expensive Destination in California, Survey Shows

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Palo Alto is the second most expensive destination in California this summer, according to a recent survey from The survey specifically compared the Golden State’s various travel destinations throughout the prime summer 2015 months. The cost of lodging served as the comparative basis.

Overnight visitors to Palo Alto can anticipate spending $235 per night, on average, to stay in the city’s most affordable double room during the months on June, July and August. It must be noted that only centrally located hotels rated at least 3 stars were considered by the survey.

Only a few dollars more expensive is Beverly Hills, home of Rodeo Drive and the swanky 90210 zip code. It took the second spot on the survey with an average overnight rate of $235. Rounding out the top three at $234 nightly is Santa Monica, the affluent beachfront city in Los Angeles County.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in California based on the average rate for their cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) during the time period spanning June 1 through August 31, 2015.

1. Beverly Hills $239
2. Palo Alto $235
3. Santa Monica $234
4. Pacific Beach $231
5. Coronado $230
6. Santa Barbara $214
7. Catalina Island $204
8. La Jolla $203
9. Laguna Beach $201
10. Sonoma $186

For the full results of the survey, check

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