Lonely Planet Writer

The best value destinations in North America for every month of 2018

The online booking site  Booking.com has created a pricing calendar for 2018 so budget-conscious travelers can pinpoint the best North American destinations for their holidays.

To calculate the savings, the company looked at the average per night price of 3, 4 and 5-star accommodations in the most popular cities between October 2016 and October 2017. They then determined the price fluctuations to find the best times to stay and where.

10. San Diego. What’s not to love? San Diego bursts with world-famous attractions for the entire family, including the zoo, Legoland and the museums of Balboa Park, plus a bubbling Downtown, beautiful hikes for all, more than 60 beaches and America’s most perfect weather.  ©Dancestrokes/Shutterstock
10. San Diego. What’s not to love? San Diego bursts with world-famous attractions for the entire family, including the zoo, Legoland and the museums of Balboa Park, plus a bubbling Downtown, beautiful hikes for all, more than 60 beaches and America’s most perfect weather. ©Dancestrokes/Shutterstock
February is Las Vegas. A trip to Sin City is 43% cheaper this month than any other.
February is Las Vegas. A trip to Sin City is 43% cheaper this month than any other.
March in Montreal. This month might be chilly, but the Canadian city is 22% more affordable than the priciest. Image: Pierre Philippe Brunet/Getty Images
March in Montreal. This month might be chilly, but the Canadian city is 22% more affordable than the priciest. Image: Pierre Philippe Brunet/Getty Images
April in Toronto. Springtime is where you save in Canada clearly, this city is 27% more affordable in this month. Image: James Bidgood
April in Toronto. Springtime is where you save in Canada clearly, this city is 27% more affordable in this month. Image: James Bidgood
2. Orlando. If you want your summer vacation to be hot, then there’s good news: Orlando, Florida and the surrounding metropolitan area is the second best destination to visit. 
Photo: Lightkey/Getty Images
2. Orlando. If you want your summer vacation to be hot, then there’s good news: Orlando, Florida and the surrounding metropolitan area is the second best destination to visit. Photo: Lightkey/Getty Images
7. Miami. With uber cool neighborhoods like the Design District and Little Havana, along with the art deco and retro vibes of Miami beach, the city is becoming a mecca for vacationing hipsters.   Image: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images
7. Miami. With uber cool neighborhoods like the Design District and Little Havana, along with the art deco and retro vibes of Miami beach, the city is becoming a mecca for vacationing hipsters. Image: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images
July in New York. If you can withstand summer in the city, it will be 25% more affordable than other months. Image by: Christopher Penler/ShutterstockRF
July in New York. If you can withstand summer in the city, it will be 25% more affordable than other months. Image by: Christopher Penler/ShutterstockRF
August in New Orleans. If you want to go and join the 300 year celebrations, August is the month to do it, as it is a whopping 45% cheaper. Image: Loren Javier
August in New Orleans. If you want to go and join the 300 year celebrations, August is the month to do it, as it is a whopping 45% cheaper. Image: Loren Javier
1. Washington DC. The Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metro area are ranked at the top of WalletHub's list. Image by: Mark Fischer
1. Washington DC. The Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria metro area are ranked at the top of WalletHub's list. Image by: Mark Fischer
October in Los Angeles. It never rains in California they say, and if you go out of season in October, you can save yourself 14%. Image: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
October in Los Angeles. It never rains in California they say, and if you go out of season in October, you can save yourself 14%. Image: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
October in Los Angeles. It is 14% more affordable to visit the west coast city in this month. Image: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images
October in Los Angeles. It is 14% more affordable to visit the west coast city in this month. Image: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images
November in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is 31% more affordable to visit during this month than any other month in the year. Image by: Gado/Getty Images
November in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is 31% more affordable to visit during this month than any other month in the year. Image by: Gado/Getty Images
4. Atlanta. Many travelers pass through Atlanta when stopping at the world’s busiest airport – but there’s plenty more to do once you get into the city, like visiting the High Museum of Art or the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. If you are looking for a night out, it also ties with San Francisco and Las Vegas for the most dance clubs. Image: Jon Bilous/Shutterstock
4. Atlanta. Many travelers pass through Atlanta when stopping at the world’s busiest airport – but there’s plenty more to do once you get into the city, like visiting the High Museum of Art or the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. If you are looking for a night out, it also ties with San Francisco and Las Vegas for the most dance clubs. Image: Jon Bilous/Shutterstock