You can save money by booking an affordable stay at the most popular tourist attractions in the US.
But some of the best spots to visit in the western part of the state are still too expensive to book on Airbnb, but the price is a little less than half of what it would be in cities like San Francisco, according to a new report from the Center for Sustainable Tourism.
The report, released Thursday by the Center, looks at how travelers can save as much as $100,000 a year on airfares in some of California’s most popular cities.
The list of the top five most expensive tourist attractions includes the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park.
The most expensive is Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, which costs $6,500 a person.
Yosemite National park in California is $4,000, while Yosemite Valley in California has the highest price of all of the places on the list at $3,000.
But most of these spots aren’t for everyone.
“It’s definitely worth the effort, and the money that you save on the hotel stays will definitely go toward your future,” Matt Stossel, a Fox Business Network anchor and frequent guest on Fox & Friends, told Business Insider.
The center’s research found that about half of those who stayed in hotels during their visit to the top 50 attractions were able to save more than $100 on airfare.
Stosse explained that if you book a room in a hotel, you should expect to spend $200 on the stay, which includes meals and entertainment.
“But if you can book at a lower rate, you can save $100 a night,” he said.
“So, if you have a $2,500-a-night room, you could save $2 per night.”
Some of the cheapest hotels in California are located in San Francisco and Orange counties, which have relatively low housing costs compared to major cities.
“In general, hotels are a lot cheaper in those areas than the major cities,” Stossels said.
The top five cheapest places to stay in California include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Zoo, and Golden Gate National Park Zoo.
And the top 10 cheapest hotels are all in San Diego, with the cheapest costing $1,500 and the most expensive at $6.
“The average hotel room in San Jose is about $3.50 an hour, and there are a few that cost a little more, but they’re all very affordable,” Stessel said.
While staying in a lower-priced hotel, guests should pay attention to the price tags on the rooms they book, Stossell said.
They should ask their host for the room’s total room rate, which is the total amount that the host charges for their room, plus a tip for all the food and beverages they eat.
Stessell recommends staying in hotels with free Wi-Fi and free Internet access.
“You can get free WiFi, free Wi.fi, free Internet,” Stocks said.
For the top-rated spots, guests shouldn’t expect to save much money on the airfare either.
“There are hotels that have free Wi.-Fi in the airport, free internet, and free Wi., so those aren’t really the best places for a lot of people,” Strossel said, adding that there are some hotels that don’t offer Wi.
“If you book the hotel, make sure you book them in the same room as the wifi.
And if you do, you need to ask for free wifi,” Stlossel said of hotels that do not offer free Wi..