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The Absolute Cheapest Times to Visit the Most Popular Cities in the US

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Besides the North Face, superb coffee palate, and that newly acquired pretension, only one thing separates you from that dude who just got back from his trip to San Francisco: Money. If you had it, you'd probably go to San Francisco too, and all the other popular cities throughout the US. Luckily, Kayak just released a report that will help those without the funds get to just about anywhere they desire.

Kayak combed through its data to determine the most searched-for US destinations, then mapped out the rise and fall of airfare and hotel prices throughout the year. Below, you'll find the results broken down to show the only that info and the most important thin you need to know: when is travel there the cheapest?

10. Seattle


When flights are the cheapest:

January, February, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, February, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month before departure

9. Washington DC


When flights are the cheapest:

January, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, July, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

Two months before departure

8. Miami


When flights are the cheapest:

August, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

July, September, and October

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month before departure

7. Denver


When flights are the cheapest:

January, April, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

August, November, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

Two months before departure

6. San Francisco


When flights are the cheapest:

January, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, November, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month before departure

5. Chicago


When flights are the cheapest:

January, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, February, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

Two months before departure

4. Orlando


When flights are the cheapest:

January, May, and September

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, September, and November

How far in advance to book airfare:

One - two months before departure

3. Los Angeles


When flights are the cheapest:

January, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

August, November, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month or six months before departure

2. New York City


When flights are the cheapest:

January, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, February, and March

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month before departure

1. Las Vegas


When flights are the cheapest:

August, September, and October

When hotels are the cheapest:

January, November, and December

How far in advance to book airfare:

One month before departure


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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and is gonna do Thanksgiving in Vegas. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow her at @karatillie.