I know this has nothing to do with anyone here but I'm just looking for some advice or to see if any other travellers feel the same.
I cannot get over how expensive accom is on the east coast ; just comparing our first stop on a west coast trip last summer - 4 nights in San Diego cost us $670 in what TA calls a speciality lodging (Mudville Flats - fantastic). Cheapest quote I've got for Boston so far is $975 in a vacation rental apartment (4 nights).
Really feeling the pinch planning this trip and have had to chop a few places off the itinerary due to cost. Just wondering if anyone out there has any tips or websites (although I don't think there is a website out there I haven't checked) that might help.
We are flying into Boston, staying 4 nights then hiring a car and driving to Maine, hiring a house on lakes for 7 nights, driving to Bar Harbor for 2 nights then returning car in Portland (might stay a night) before taking the train to NYC for 6 nights. Flying home from JFK.
I totally understand that NYC is one of the most expensive cities when it comes to accom but didn't think Boston and Maine would be as expensive as the quotes I'm getting :(
If anyone has done similar trip I'd appreciate any advice.