Lately, weekend plans seem to revolve around brunch with bottomless mimosas and overpriced avocado toast. We wondered, would brunch-obsessed millennials give up their Saturday tradition in exchange for travel? HomeAway put it to the test, 93 percent* said they would skip brunch for a month to afford a weekend away with friends.
In fact, millennials are hungry to travel with their buds; 72 percent are planning to go on a trip with friends in the next 12 months. And almost half would prefer to take a short 2-3 night trip rather than a week vacation.
So, HomeAway ran the numbers to find out exactly how many brunches someone would have to give up for a weekend stay in hot destinations like Palm Springs, Nashville and the Hamptons.
The first ever HomeAway Brunch index compares the average cost of brunch, $34*, to the average per person cost of renting a vacation home for a weekend stay in various destinations.
Skip 2 brunches, book a weekend in…
- Breckenridge, Colo. ($70 per person)*
- Pocono Mountains, Pa. ($71 per person)
- Squaw Valley, Calif. ($72 per person)
- Bend, Ore. ($84 per person)
Skip 3 brunches, book a weekend in…
- Savannah, Ga. ($92 per person)
- Galveston, Texas ($100 per person)
- Palm Springs, Calif. ($109 per person)
- Nashville, Tenn. ($111 per person)
- Austin, Texas ($114 per person)
Skip 4 brunches, book a weekend in…
Skip 7 brunches, book a weekend in…
- The Hamptons, N.Y. ($217 per person)
Treat yourself to a long weekend at a lakefront cabin or a million-dollar beach home for less than the nightly rate of a mid-range hotel room. Afford it by skipping a few meals out? We’re in! Besides, what is better than a private stay with built-in perks and extra space from poolside cabanas to giant entertainment rooms and a kitchen fit for making brunch with all the pancakes, bacon and mimosas your heart desires?
Start planning your group getaway at HomeAway.com/getaways.
 June 2018 Ipsos survey commissioned by HomeAway with 1,087 respondents ages 18–34
 Per person calculations are based on a two-night stay in a 2- to 3-bedroom vacation home in each destination from 2017 HomeAway booking data
 The HomeAway calculated the average price of a brunch cocktail, entrée and coffee in 15 representative cities across the U.S.