The 10 cheapest US destinations to visit this summer

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TripAdvisor just released the results of its annual TripIndex Cities study, which compares the cost of a three-night trip for two people across 39 popular tourist cities around the world.

To find the top 10 cheapest US destinations, TripAdvisor compared the cost of a three-night stay in a four-star hotel, a visit to three attractions each day, the cost of lunch and dinner each day, and the cost of two Uber or taxi rides of two miles each way per day.

The prices for lunch (a meal and soft drink) and dinner (a starter, a main meal, and a bottle of wine to share) were collected from menus on restaurant websites. Transportation costs were based on prices from Uber and from local standard taxi rates. Attraction rates are based on the price of entry for the top five activities in each city, while hotel rates covered the average cost of a one night's stay in 4-star and 4.5-star hotels from June 2 through September 30 2016.

The 10 cheapest US destinations to visit this summer:
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#10: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lunch (per day): $32 

Dinner (per day): $93 

Uber (two trips per day): $20 

Tour/Activity (per day): $32 

Hotel (per night): $328 

Total cost for three days: $1,516  

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#9: San Diego, California

Lunch (per day): $34 

Dinner (per day): $79 

Uber (two trips per day): $21

Tour/Activity (per day): $50 

Hotel (per night): $314 

Total cost for three days: $1,491  

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#8: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lunch (per day): $34 

Dinner (per day): $101 

Uber (two trips per day): $26 

Tour/Activity (per day): $26

Hotel (per night): $307 

Total cost for three days: $1,483

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#7: Washington, DC

Lunch (per day): $46 

Dinner (per day): $111 

Uber (two trips per day): $23 

Tour/Activity (per day): Free

Hotel (per night): $289 

Total cost for three days: $1,406 

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#6: Miami, Florida

Lunch (per day): $35 

Dinner (per day): $98 

Uber (two trips per day): $24 

Tour/Activity (per day): $38 

Hotel (per night): $258 

Total cost for three days: $1,359 

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#5: Dallas, Texas

Lunch (per day): $33

Dinner (per day): $103

Uber (two trips per day): $15 

Tour/Activity (per day): $34 

Hotel (per night): $252

Total cost for three days: $1,315

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#4: Atlanta, Georgia

Lunch (per day): $35 

Dinner (per day): $96

Uber (two trips per day): $21

Tour/Activity (per day): $33 

Hotel (per night): $247

Total cost for three days: $1,296

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#3: Las Vegas, Nevada

Lunch (per day): $40

Dinner (per day): $96

Uber (two trips per day): $21

Tour/Activity (per day): $51

Hotel (per night): $190

Total cost for three days: $1,195 

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#2: Houston, Texas

Lunch (per day): $39

Dinner (per day): $102

Uber (two trips per day): $18

Tour/Activity (per day): $29 

Hotel (per night): $209 

Total cost for three days: $1,190  

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#1: New Orleans, Louisiana

Lunch (per day): $31 

Dinner (per day): $103 

Uber (two trips per day): $21

Tour/Activity (per day): $10

Hotel (per night): $217

Total cost for three days: $1,148 

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#10: Portland, Oregon

Median list price: $428,600
Bubble index compared with 2001: +6%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -26%

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#9: Charleston, South Carolina 

Median list price: $322,300
Bubble index compared with 2001: +7%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -20%

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#8: Buffalo, New York

Median list price: $159,900
Bubble index compared with 2001: +7%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -1%

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#7: Fresno, California

Median list price: $272,100
Bubble index compared with 2001: +9%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -31%

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#6: Los Angeles, California

Median list price: $690,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +10%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -35%

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#5: Dallas, Texas

Median list price: $335,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +13%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -2%

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#4: Salt Lake City, Utah

Median list price: $347,200
Bubble index compared with 2001: +14%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -20%

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#3: Austin, Texas

Median list price: $400,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +17%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -1%

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#2: San Francisco, California 

Median list price: $855,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +19%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -26%

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#1: San Jose, California 

Median list price: $981,500
Bubble index compared with 2001: +19%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -18%

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