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New York's Times Square Tops New Year's Destinations
Tags: blog index, expedia, new years, orbitz,, times square, travelocity

 Time to give some major props to New York City.  For the last 6 years, the Las Vegas Strip was the #1 destination on my list of the top 50 destinations for New Year's.  The list is based on hotel room reservation requests made through's Name Your Own Price hotel reservation service.

I was expecting more of the same for this year, but no.  New York's Times Square leap-frogged ahead of Las Vegas into this year's top spot.  In fact, New York City neighborhoods took 7 of the top 10 spots on the list.

I think a lot has to do with the fact that New York is forecast to be warmer (and a lot less snowier) than other years, which makes haning out waiting for the ball to drop just that much more bearable.

Take a look at the list and see if your city scored any spots on the list.’s Top 50 New Year’s Destinations for U.S. Travelers
#1        New York City, Times Square/Theater District
#2        Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South
#3        New York City, Midtown West
#4        Las Vegas, Strip North
#5        New York City, Midtown East
#6        New York City, Central Park South
#7        New York City, Madison Square Garden/Convention Center Area
#8        New Orleans, French Quarter
#9        New York City, Empire State Building Area
#10      New York City, Chelsea Area
#11      New Orleans, Downtown Area
#12      New York City, Hell’s Kitchen
#13      Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity North
#14      Chicago, North Michigan Avenue/River North Area
#15      New York City, Upper East Side
#16      San Francisco, Union Square East
#17      Chicago, Millennium Park/Loop/Grant Park Area
#18      San Francisco, Union Square West/Nob Hill
#19      New York City, Upper West Side
#20      Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista
#21      Las Vegas, Near Strip West
#22      Las Vegas, Near Strip East
#23      Miami, South Beach/Collins Avenue Oceanfront
#24      Miami, South Beach/Ocean Drive
#25      New Orleans, Convention Center and Warehouse/Arts District
#26      Las Vegas, Convention Center Area
#27      San Francisco, Financial District/Embarcadero
#28      New York City, Queensborough Bridge Area
#29      Orlando, Sea World/International Drive/Convention Center
#30      Miami, South Beach/Central
#31      Miami, Downtown
#32      San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf
#33      New York City, Soho/Tribeca
#34      Philadelphia, Downtown
#35      New York City, Downtown/Financial District
#36      Atlanta, Downtown
#37      Los Angeles, Hollywood
#38      Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Area/Int’l Drive North
#39      Orlando, Disney/Maingate/Celebration
#40      Nashville, Downtown/Vanderbilt/Metrocenter
#41      Minneapolis, Downtown
#42      San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center
#43      Miami, International Airport Area
#44      New Orleans, Garden District
#45      San Francisco, Fremont St. Vicinity
#46      New York City, Lower East Side
#47      San Diego, Downtown/Harbor Island
#48      Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim South/Orange/Garden Grove
#49      Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North

#50      Toronto, Downtown South