Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $100

  • Campgrounds and hostel dorms: $10–45
  • Free activities (beach, park concerts): $0
  • Food at farmers markets, taquerias, food trucks: $6–12
  • Bus, subway: $0–5

Midrange: $100–250

  • Mom-and-pop motels, low-priced chains: $50–125
  • Museums, national and state parks: $5–25
  • Diners, good local restaurants: $10–35
  • Economy car rental per day: from $20

Top End: More than $250

  • B&Bs, boutique hotels, resorts: from $175
  • Meal in top restaurant, excluding drinks: $30–100
  • Hiring a guide; going to a show: from $100
  • SUV or convertible rental per day: from $70