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New York's Times Square Tops New Year's Destinations
Tags: blog index, expedia, new years, orbitz, priceline.com, 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 priceline.com'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.

 

 
Priceline.com’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

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