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New York City is top destination for Labor Day 2011
Tags: blog index, labor day, priceline, priceline.com

For the 2nd year in a row, New York City sits atop Priceline's list of top Labor Day destinations, followed by Chicago and Las Vegas.

I found it very interesting that, in 2009, there were no fewer than 11 European destinations on my list for the long weekend.  By 2010, the international destinations had vanished, presumably because of the high airfares.

Following the Royal Wedding, London came on like gangbusters for my Memorial Day top destinations list, then vanished come Labor Day.

Is it because of the recent civil unrest in Europe?  Possibly.  The high cost of airfare?  Possible, too.  An unfavorable exchange rate?  Maybe.  Or just challenging economic conditions.  Regardless, U.S. cities are going to be very popular as we celebrate Summer's last fling.

PS - if you're looking for last-minute Labor Day travel deals, be sure to check out http://www.priceline.com/pricebreakers.

 

Priceline’s Top 50 Destinations for Labor Day 2011
 
Rank                Neighborhood
 
#1                    New York City, Midtown West
#2                    Chicago, North Michigan Ave./River North Area
#3                    Las Vegas, Strip North
#4                    Charlotte, Downtown
#5                    Seattle, Downtown/Pike Place
#6                    St. Louis, Downtown
#7                    San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf
#8                    Atlanta, Downtown
#9                    Seattle, City Center/Space Needle
#10                  St. Catharines, Niagara Falls
 
 
#11                  Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South
#12                  New York City, Upper East Side
#13                  San Diego, Downtown & Harbor Island
#14                  Dallas, Downtown
#15                  Chicago, Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park
#16                  Atlanta, Buckhead Area
#17                  Boston, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall/Financial District
#18                  Savannah, Historic Savannah and Riverfront
#19                  New York City, Times Square/Theater District
#20                  Austin, Downtown
#21                  Baltimore, Inner Harbor Area
#22                  Boston, Cambridge
#23                  New York City, Downtown/Soho/Financial District
#24                  Providence, Downtown
#25                  New York City, Midtown East
#26                  Seattle, Lake Union
#27                  Dallas, Arlington/Grand Prairie
#28                  Boston, Waterfront/Convention Center
#29                  Seattle, Airport Area
#30                  Buffalo, Niagara Falls
#31                  Boston, Copley Square/Theater District
#32                  San Francisco, Airport/Burlingame
#33                  New Orleans, French Quarter
#34                  San Francisco, Union Square East
#35                  Virginia Beach
#36                  Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North
#37                  South Bend
#38                  Napa
#39                  Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs South
#40                  Chicago, Greater Chicago
#41                  Sonoma
#42                  Montreal, Downtown/City Centre
#43                  Atlantic City
#44                  Las Vegas, Strip West Area
#45                  Jersey City
#46                  Reno
#47                  San Antonio, Riverwalk
#48                  San Francisco, Financial District/Embarcadero
#49                  Annapolis

#50                  San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center

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