A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Bar Harbor vs. Lewisburg

Should you visit Bar Harbor or Lewisburg?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Bar Harbor and Lewisburg can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a seafront town located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. The Wabanaki Indians who seasonally fished, hunted and gathered berries, clams, and other shellfish in the area, called it the ‘clam-gathering' or ‘clambake' place. Eventually the area was settled by Europeans who established industries in fishing, lumbering, shipbuilding, and agriculture. Its maritime scenery even attracted artists of the Hudson River School like Thomas Cole, and the area soon became a seasonal resort for the affluent, comparable to that of Newport, Rhode Island.

Lewisburg

Lewisburg is a borough of Union County, Pennsylvania located right on the Susquehanna River. It was founded in 1784 by a settler named Ludwig Derr and became a center for commerce due to its location on the river. The water was used for logging and shipping, and the remains of old factories and other ancient stone structures still exist along the river banks today. A town of rich history, several locations within the town of Lewisburg even served as stopping points on the famous Underground Railroad.

Which city is cheaper, Lewisburg or Bar Harbor?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bar Harbor is $128, while the average daily cost in Lewisburg is $109. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bar Harbor and Lewisburg in more detail.




Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Bar Harbor is $164. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $56. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Lewisburg the cost is $112 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bar Harbor $82
    Lewisburg $56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bar Harbor $164
    Lewisburg $112


Food

Food in Bar Harbor costs travelers about $23 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

On average, meal and food prices in Lewisburg cost around $27 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $11.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bar Harbor $23
    Lewisburg $27
Typical Food prices in Bar Harbor

Some typical examples of dining costs in Bar Harbor are as follows:


  • West Street Cafe (for 4)
    $70


Local Transportation

The cost of a taxi ride in Bar Harbor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bar Harbor.

The cost of a taxi ride in Lewisburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $42 per person, per day, on local transportation in Lewisburg.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bar Harbor $38
    Lewisburg $42


Entertainment

Entertainment and activities in Bar Harbor typically cost an average of $14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

Entertainment and activities in Lewisburg typically cost an average of $15 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bar Harbor $14
    Lewisburg $15
Typical Entertainment prices in Bar Harbor

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Bar Harbor are as follows:


  • Acadia National Park Entrance Fee
    $25
  • Sunset Cruise (for 4)
    $96

Tours and Activities in Bar Harbor

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bar Harbor are as follows:

  • Acadia National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour: $2.50
  • Historical Guided Walking Tour: $35
  • Premium Narrated Bus Tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (3.5 Hours): $65
  • 2-Hour Tall Ship Cruise from Bar Harbor: $76
  • Bar Harbor, Maine: Culinary Walking Tour with Tastings: $85
  • Savor Bar Harbor Culinary Walking Tour: $109
  • 3 Hour: ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TOUR Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach & Thunder Hole: $590


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lewisburg may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $9.71 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bar Harbor -
    Lewisburg $9.71



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bar Harbor and Lewisburg, we can see that Bar Harbor is more expensive. And not only is Lewisburg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lewisburg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lewisburg and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bar Harbor would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bar Harbor than you might in Lewisburg.

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