The Top 10 Most Expensive California Summer Travel Destinations

 Huntington Beach is the second most expensive travel destination in California.

Huntington Beach is the second most expensive travel destination in California.

Planning a trip to California? These are the 10 priciest summer vacation destinations in the Golden State.

Beautiful beaches, fabulous cuisine, stunning natural landscapes and award-winning wine are just a few of the reasons why California is a popular summer location for travel. Not only is the Golden State a popular travel destination, but it is also an expensive vacation choice. A recent survey conducted by LosAngelesHotels.org ranked the 10 most expensive destinations in California. (The study examined hotels rated at least 3 stars and close to a beach or city center.)

Where is the most expensive destination? Coronado, a small resort town in San Diego, was found to be the priciest summer vacation destination in California. Read on to see what other locations made the list for the most expensive California summer travel destinations!

 Santa Monica ranks third on the list of most expensive California summer travel destinations.

Santa Monica ranks third on the list of most expensive California summer travel destinations.

The 10 Most Expensive California Summer Travel Locations

    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

The prices shown above reflect the average rate for each city's cheapest available double room at a minimum 3-star hotel for the period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2018.

For more information on the study, visit losangeleshotels.org.