Looking to beat the heat or take one last trip before back-to-school? Travel app Hopper predicts that these 20 destinations will see the steepest fare drops for August flights, just in time for your next vacation. Let’s take a look at the ticket price drops in U.S. cities first.
See Los Angeles by Way of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, tops the domestic list at a super wallet-friendly average flight price of $185 (a 49% decrease from the usual). Torn between lounging on sunny beaches, visiting the Queen Mary, or renting a car to explore the Pacific Coast? When flights are nearly half off, you can do all three and visit Los Angeles too!
Just to double-check the numbers, we went on Google Flights to check a couple of destinations. In July, flights from New York City and Chicago start at around $300. Flights between Miami and Long Beach are closer to $400. Do a quick Google search of your own city and take off the predicted discount to get a good idea what flight prices in your area will be.
Eat Your Heart out in Houston
Houston, TX, comes in second $231 (a 38% decrease). Texas heat in August might not be your idea of a fun time, but if you like food, Houston’s restaurant scene has been named a can’t-miss by the likes of David Chang and the late-great Anthony Bourdain.
With first-generation immigrant chefs bringing cuisine from all over the world, Houston offers you a global culinary experience without ever having to take out your passport and there’s sure to be plenty of A/C.
Other U.S. cities with cheap flights in August include:
- Washington, D.C. $199 (27%)
- New Orleans $224 (27%)
- Albuquerque $215 (24%)
- Denver $175 (23%)
- Portland $208 (21%)
- New York City $254 (21%)
- Philadelphia $206 (21%)
- Tampa $199 (20%)
Discounts for international travel are equally exciting. While these fare drops are often caused by locals emptying out of hot cities for coastal vacations, there’s no reason you can’t take advantage of a low-cost flight to do the same. Instead of jostling with other tourists at well-known landmarks, you can use destination cities as a home base for more extensive travel once you’re in the region.
Looking to fly east? Tokyo tops the Asian destinations at $571 (30%), while Hong Kong for $533 (29%), Seoul for $589 (29%), Bangkok for $588 (28%), and Taipei for $583 (27%) are also good bets. Antigua Island for $649 (31%), London for $594 (29%), and Zurich for $678 (27%) round out the list.
At these rates, there’s a destination for every traveler and every budget.