The average price of a 7-day trip to Watsonville is $2,275 for a solo traveler, $4,086 for a couple, and $7,660 for a family of 4. Watsonville hotels range from $79 to $354 per night with an average of $90, while most vacation rentals will cost $240 to $660 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) are between $760 and $1,028 per person for economy flights and $2,385 to $3,226 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $71 to $134 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Watsonville, CA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MRY and stay in a Watsonville hotel:

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Watsonville is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Watsonville Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Watsonville for a week is $1,524-$3,422($218-$489 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $71 to $134 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $499 to $894 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $175 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $217 to $265 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Watsonville for a week is $3,042-$5,522($435-$789 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $142 to $268 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $998 to $1,788 for economy

Lodging: $88 to $175 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $217 to $265 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Watsonville for a week is $5,040-$9,554($720-$1,365 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $284 to $536 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,996 to $3,576 for economy

Lodging: $176 to $350 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $304 to $371 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Watsonville

How cheap can you make a vacation to Watsonville? The cheapest trip to Watsonville is about $161 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $71.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Watsonville for a week is $1,128-$2,387($161-$341 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $59 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $499 to $894 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $79 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Watsonville for a week is $1,830-$3,694($261-$528 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $118 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $998 to $1,788 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $79 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $180 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Watsonville for a week is $3,660-$6,740($523-$963 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $236 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,996 to $3,576 for economy

Lodging: $142 to $158 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $252 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Watsonville cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Watsonville Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Watsonville.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Watsonville for a week is $3,376-$11,440($482-$1,634 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $142 to $295 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,158 to $1,851 for first class

Lodging: $204 to $354 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $660 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Watsonville for a week is $5,528-$15,356($790-$2,194 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $284 to $590 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,316 to $3,702 for first class

Lodging: $204 to $354 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $660 to $1,254 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Watsonville for a week is $11,056-$26,200($1,579-$3,743 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $568 to $1,180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,632 to $7,404 for first class

Lodging: $408 to $708 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $990 to $1,756 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Watsonville Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Watsonville is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Watsonville due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Watsonville Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Watsonville hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Watsonville.

 

Flight Costs to Watsonville

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,028 average in early August to a low of $760 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $717. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Watsonville our data includes 410 originating airports, and 111 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Watsonville from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,634 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like San Diego International (SAN) in San Diego, CA (the United States) at an average of just $238.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Watsonville, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $268, so you can easily save about 35% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Watsonville can easily cost $440 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $882 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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