But of course, there are downsides to that strategy. Staying outside of the tourist attractions will mean more time commuting, and you may have to rent a car if there isn't a good public transportation system. Here are some of the "second city" options cited by MarketWatch:
- Staying in Oakland when visiting San Francisco.
- Staying in Jersey City when visiting New York.
- Staying in Tacoma when visiting Seattle.
- Staying in Alexandria when visiting Washington DC.
- Staying in Fort Lauderdale when visiting Miami.
- Staying in Slidell when visiting New Orleans.
Would you save on the cost of the hotel by staying in another city or is the travel time not worth the savings?