(USA TODAY) If the sky's the limit for your summer vacation this year, then you may want to consider visiting San Francisco.
TripAdvisor, the travel planning and review website, today named San Francisco the most expensive U.S. city for summer travel.
If you're on a budget, head to Las Vegas. For the fourth straight year, Vegas earned the title of most affordable U.S. destination for the summer.
EXPERIENCE LAS VEGAS:Plan your next trip here
The annual TripIndex Cities cost comparison study compares the price of an evening out and overnight stay in 67 key tourist cities around the USA and world. It measures typical costs for two for cocktails, a two-course dinner paired with a bottle of wine, round-trip taxi transportation, and a one-night stay in a hotel from June to August.
The daily cost of staying in San Francisco was $508. New York City, with a cost of $501, and Boston, with $491, rounded out the top three most expensive U.S. cities.
London was the most expensive city worldwide with a daily cost of $520. Paris followed with $510. New York City rounded out the top three.
Western and northern Europe have seven of the 10 most expensive international destinations.
If you're on a budget, head to Vegas. A day and night in Vegas costs just $276. Miami, with a cost of $311, and Atlanta, with $314, rounded out the three least expensive U.S. cities. Six of the 10 most affordable cities were in the south.
Travelers looking for an inexpensive overseas vacation should head to Vietnam. Hanoi was the least expensive international destination with a daily cost of $153. Jakarta followed with $158, and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt rounded out the top three with a daily cost of $159.
Asian cities took up half the 10 least expensive city spots, while Eastern Europe had three.
The study also found that U.S. hotel prices have decreased in 15 of the 20 examined U.S. cities since last summer. The average nightly hotel rate is down 6%. That said, areas around the Pacific Northwest have had increases in rates.
"Travelers are eager to get out and explore this summer, and with hotel prices in major U.S. and global cities down 6% and 7%, respectively, travelers will be able to find more affordable stays and dedicate a bigger chunk of their budgets to meals and entertainment," Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor, said in a written statement.
The full list of expensive and affordable destinations and the daily cost of staying there (in U.S. dollars):
Least expensive U.S. cities:
Las Vegas, $276.03
New Orleans, $323.36
Most expensive U.S. cities:
San Francisco, $507.75
New York City, $501.16
Los Angeles, $408.49
Washington, D.C., $401.14
Portland, Ore., $391.95
San Diego, $391.12
Least expensive cities worldwide:
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, $159.49
Sofia, Bulgaria, $187.56
Cape Town, $190.41
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $195.56
Most expensive cities worldwide:
New York City, $501.16