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I'll go where it's cheap, but where is that? How do I find areas with less expensive

I'll go where it's cheap, but where is that? How do I find areas with less expensive

Old Jun 27, 2021, 6:52 pm
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I'll go where it's cheap, but where is that? How do I find areas with less expensive

I live in North Carolina, and I want to go to the beach right now. But the demand is through the roof and the prices reflect that. Honestly though, I really just want to go somewhere with my family and don't really care where. Is there a way to see the average Airbnb cost over a variety of different areas? I know you can do it by just searching a specific area and seeing, but I'd like to have a bunch of different areas presented to me as inexpensive options to choose from. Kind of like when I go on secret flying or the flight deal website, I don't really have a destination in mind, I go where I can find a cheap flight. But if I'm staying domestic and just doing a road trip or something, how can I find where the cheap airbnbs / VRBOs / average hotel costs are low? I hope that makes sense. I want to go somewhere, but I'm the type of traveler that just goes where it's inexpensive at that time or place.
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Old Jul 1, 2021, 3:37 pm
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I don't know of a tool. I think you just need to be aware of what counts as low-season in various destinations. For example, I don't see Phoenix being a top destination in the thick of Summer. But, schools being out for Summer probably creates a floor for everyplace domestic. Being familiar with current events helps, too. Right now, Seattle is probably seeing a bunch of cancellations.
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Old Jul 2, 2021, 11:41 am
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You can do this with hotels using the google hotel search function. If you filter for whatever amenities/brands/categories/ratings etc that you are seeking and then lower the price range low enough, it'll show you what is available in a geographic area (USA) for example. So this isn't really an "market average" map but a way to get more of a "what are the cheapest options that meet my requirements" tool.

I guess to some degree you can do this on airbnb too, just like you said, but because of fewer filter options and the sheer number of listings, it isn't as easy to sift through on a map.
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Old Jul 21, 2021, 11:41 am
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I always start by looking at airfares. If flights are cheap, it's usually a good indication that this isn't a high demand location. If demand is down, then lodging demand is also usually down.

Ms AM and I wanted a 4-5 day weekend, non-stop flight, near a beach with warm water. There were also some OMNI restrictions that ruled out the obvious locations. I found inexpensive tickets on B6 to Aguadilla, PR.(BQN) over the fourth of July weekend. Air B&B's were reasonable. Food was reasonable. The rental car was as reasonable as cars are right now. The weekend of the 4th was crowded, but with locals. They didn't rent Air B&B's We had a great time.
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Old Oct 9, 2021, 9:56 am
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Honestly the best solution is going through an airbnb place that is 30minutes away from the beach, just to avoid the HUGE SPIKE SURCHAGE. Ive seen room go for $200/night and houses for $750/nigh. But if you go in the city it drops down by 150% . Ive witness this because i also live in norfolk and summer time is huge
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Old Apr 24, 2022, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by AnitaBryant63
I live in North Carolina, and I want to go to the beach right now. But the demand is through the roof and the prices reflect that. Honestly though, I really just want to go somewhere with my family and don't really care where...
Retaliate. Come to south florida in the summer when all the locals are in North Carolina clogging up your roads. Seriously, prices go particularly down in Aug. and Sept. But with 24/7 breezes, it is not terribly hot-horrible directly on the ocean. Avoid hotels on the west side of A1A. You want to be up against the dunes such as Pelican Grand (suites have kitchens) or Ocean Manor in FLL or head north to Pompano Beach or Indialantic Beach (which is south of Cocoa). AirBnB / VRBO prices are crazy high since so many municipalities have made difficult to be a host.
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