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Berkshires, Massachusetts, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Berkshires?

You should plan to spend around $244 per day on your vacation in Berkshires. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $73 on meals
  • $47 on local transportation
  • $281 on hotels

A one week trip to Berkshires for two people costs, on average, $3,411. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Berkshires cost?

A one week trip to Berkshires usually costs around $1,705 for one person and $3,411 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Berkshires on average costs around $3,411 for one person and $6,822 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Berkshires will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Berkshires on average costs around $7,309 for one person and $14,618 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Berkshires has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Berkshires expensive to visit?

Prices in Berkshires are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Berkshires is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Hilton Head Island or Salt Lake City.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Berkshires Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Berkshires?

The average Berkshires trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Berkshires travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $281
Local Transportation 1 $47
Food 2 $73
Entertainment 1 $25
Alcohol 2 $16 - 47
Accommodation Budget in Berkshires
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Berkshires is $141. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Berkshires is $281. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Berkshires

Looking for a hotel in Berkshires? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Berkshires based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $198. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Berkshires
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Berkshires is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 per person, per day, on local transportation in Berkshires.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Berkshires
How much does it cost to go to Berkshires? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Berkshires
The price of renting a car in Berkshires will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Berkshires
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Berkshires can vary, the average cost of food in Berkshires is $73 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Berkshires should cost around $29 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Berkshires is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Berkshires
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  • Entertainment and activities in Berkshires typically cost an average of $25 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Berkshires
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  • The average person spends about $31 on alcoholic beverages in Berkshires per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Berkshires On a Budget
Berkshires The Berkshires, MA
The Berkshires are a popular highland destination in the western part of Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut. The region has scenic landscape, hiking, lakes, recreational opportunities and other outdoor experiences. The Berkshires also has an impressive cultural scene with music, arts, museums, and live theaters.

The Berkshires can be a bit expensive to visit if you stay at a luxury resort and take advantage of the award winning restaurants in the area. Alternatively, the experience can be equally rewarding by camping, picnicking, and spending your time hiking and enjoying the beautiful natural setting.
There are a wide range of sights spread throughout the Berkshires - from the natural beauty to the cultural highlights, there really is something for everyone.

Tanglewood - Tanglewood is an open-air music venue where you can enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the summer months.

Jacob's Pillow - Jacob's Pillow is a famous dance training center that hosts a popular international dance festival and a range of other performances.

Monument Mountain - Monument Mountain is found in the town of Great Barrington and offers impressive hikes and breathtaking views of the area.

Mount Greylock - The highest point in Massachusetts- Mount Greylock is found in the town of Adams. It offers a variety of activities including hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, and more.

Clark Art Institute - The Clark Art Institute displays a range of European and American works from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.

The Mount - The former home of Edith Wharton, this estate in Lenox has a 42 room house and formal gardens that are large and impressively maintained.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - Also in the town of Lenox, the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary covers 1,211 acres and 7 miles of trails. It's maintained by the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - This popular resort offers a number of winter sports including skiing and snowshoeing. During the warmer months you can enjoy hiking, mountain views, and more.

Herman Melville Arrowhead Museum - The former home of Herman Melville, this property is now a museum with a farm and nature trails in the town of Pittsfield..

Ramblewild Adventure Park - This treetop adventure course offers something for adventurous spirits, from beginners to the experienced. There are ropes courses, zip lines, swings, and bridges.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is in North Adams and has exhibits that include sculptures, paintings, photography and more. They also host more than 75 performances a year.

Norman Rockwell Museum - In the town of Stockbridge, this Norman Rockwell Museum educates visitors on the life of this famous American artist.

The Berkshires offers a diversity of activities for visitors. During the winter months there is skiing, snowshoeing, festivals, and a number of holiday events. During the warmer seasons, hiking, swimming, adventure parks, festivals, and more are all popular.

The Berkshires has a number of towns that each offer their own personality and character. Below is a description of a few.

Lenox - Lenox is one of the most popular towns to visit in the area. It's small and charming with a quaint downtown that's perfect for walks. There's historic New England architecture, local restaurants, spas, and art venues. There's also a number of hikes in the area.

Stockbridge - Stockbridge is another charming town in a central part of the Berkshires. The downtown is a bit smaller than Lenox and there are just a handful of restaurants to choose from, but there are nice trails along the Housatonic River. This town is known for its cultural sights including the Berkshire Theater Group, which is popular for its plays and musicals. Hiking and skiing are popular in the area as well.

Pittsfield - Pittsfield is the largest city in the Berkshires, but it still has plenty of charm and character. Pittsfield is known as the "city of festivals" and it really comes to life during the summer months when there always seems to be something going on. There's a city baseball team, a lot of parks, and plenty of activities to enjoy. There are also some excellent restaurants in town.

Great Barrington - Great Barrington has one of the larger downtowns in the Berkshires. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and activities. You can wander through the town's art galleries and pop into a number of charming stores. There are also a number of great hikes, natural swimming spots, and skiing options in the area.

Williamstown - Williamstown is a charming college town in the northern part of the Berkshires. It's a great spot to escape for a romantic week or weekend. There's plenty of hiking and museums in the area, as well as the prestigious Williams College, which has some great galleries and museums. In particular, visitors enjoy the Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark Museum, which is just outside of the downtown area.

There are a number of great hiking areas near town as well. Just outside of town is Mt. Greylock, which is the highest peak in Massachusetts. Also nearby are the Taconic Trail State Park, Field Farm, and Bullock Forest.

Lee - Lee has a historic downtown and a laid back down-to-earth vibe that visitors love. The downtown has a number of historic buildings including the Congregational Church, the Lee Library, and the Civil War Memorial Hall. There are also a number of Victorian homes in the area.

Outside of the downtown area, visitors enjoy shopping at the nearby outlet mall. There are also a number of restaurants in the area. Laurel Lake is another fun place to hang out and it offers a quintessential mountain experience.

North Adams - North Adams is home to a number of historic churches, giving it a charming skyline. The area is filled with forests, parks, and beautiful landscapes.
Food and Dining
The Berkshires offers everything from award winning restaurants with fine dining and five star settings, to local cafes that serve up local specialties at a more casual pace. Family friendly restaurants that serve pizza, hamburgers, and other kid friendly classics are all common, as are more upscale settings that provide a more romantic experience.

The Berkshires is a predominantly rural area with a series of towns. Most of the towns are pedestrian friendly, but to fully experience and enjoy the Berkshires you really do need to have a car.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.