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Santa Barbara among the most expensive Memorial Day Weekend destinations

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Santa Barbara is the second most expensive city in the U.S. to spend your Memorial Day Weekend—or any summer vacation dates for that matter—according to a new survey by Los Angeles-based GoBankingRates.com. Only New York City ranks higher.

Content Director Casey Bond says the findings were not a shock.

"To be honest, I mean, most people don't know Santa Barbara for its low cost-of-living, so it wasn't too much of a surprise that it came out number two in our most expensive cities to travel to," said Bond.

San Francisco came in just behind Santa Barbara.

The rankings were based on average 3-star hotel prices, airfare, food and entertainment costs. Bond says the hotel and air costs were weighted more heavily than the other factors.

As for the most dollar-friendly cities to hit up this summer, Las Vegas tops the list followed by Jacksonville and Orlando.