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Labor Day 2013: Top 50 Destinations For the Holiday Weekend

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Aug 26, 2013 09:21 AM EDT

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New York City is one of the most popular travel destinations for Memorial Day weekend.(Photo : Reuters)

It seems as if travelers have had enough sand for one summer as more will be turning to the big cities for their Labor Day 2013 getaways. According to Princeline.com's top Labor Day destinations list, cities beat out the beaches for the holiday destination of choice.

Priceline released its Top 50 Labor Day for the long holiday weekend. They also revealed which destinations have been at the top over the last 11 years. Both lists show that cities are the place of choice for Labor Day weekend travelers.

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New York City's Midtown West neighborhood is s the top destination for Labor Day 2013. Chicago's North Michigan Avenue area and Las Vegas's North Strip follow in second and third.

Priceline's Top 50 Labor Day list is based on over 30,000 credit card-backed hotel room booking requests made on priceline.com's Name Your Own Price hotel service for the upcoming holiday weekend.  Priceline says their list is one of the most accurate predictors for Labor Day travel trends since it is based on actual bookings and not just polls or votes from travelers.

There is a sensible reason for why travelers choose the city over the beach for the holiday weekend.

"The fall storm season can make Labor Day weather iffy for beach goers," said Priceline's Travel Ekspert Brian Ek.  "The bigger cities offer indoor and outdoor fun, including sightseeing, sporting events, restaurants, museums, theater and back-to-school shopping.  Some cities make the list because they're big college towns and Labor Day is a time for dorm check-in and even early season football matchups."

Here are the Top 50 Labor Day Weekend Destinations for 2013 According to Priceline:

#1        New York City, Midtown West
#2        Chicago, North Michigan Ave/River North Area
#3        Las Vegas, Strip North Area
#4        Oahu, Waikiki Beach Area
#5        San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf
#6        New York City, Upper East Side
#7        New York City, Times Square/Theater District
#8        New York City, Midtown East
#9        Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South
#10      New Orleans, French Quarter
#11      Chicago, Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park Area
#12      San Diego, Coronado
#13      Las Vegas, Fremont Street Vicinity
#14      Atlanta, Buckhead Area
#15      Atlanta, Downtown
#16      Paris, Champs Elysees/Arc De Triomphe
#17      Austin, Downtown
#18      Portland, Downtown
#19      Maui, Ka'anapali - Lahaina
#20      Boston, Boston Common/Theater District
#21      Seattle, Downtown/Pike Place
#22      Chicago, McCormick Place
#23      Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim Convention Center/Garden Grove
#24      Boston, Harbor Front/Aquarium
#25      Seattle, Seattle Center/Space Needle
#26      San Francisco, Union Square East
#27      Newark, Jersey City/Hoboken/Weehawken
#28      San Diego, Downtown/Harbor Island
#29      New York City, Central Park South
#30      Los Angeles, Downtown
#31      St. Catharines, Niagara Falls
#32      Charleston, Downtown
#33      Pittsburgh, Downtown
#34      Washington, DC, Downtown
#35      Buffalo, Niagara Falls
#36      New York City, Financial District
#37      Boston, Seaport District/Convention Center
#38      Toronto, Downtown
#39      Montreal, Downtown
#40      San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center
#41      Virginia Beach
#42      Boston, Copley Square/Back Bay
#43      Los Angeles, Beverly Hills/West Hollywood
#44      Vancouver, Downtown
#45      Santa Barbara
#46      Seattle, University of Washington/Northgate
#47      Nashville, Downtown/Metro Center
#48      Philadelphia, University Area
#49      Savannah, Historic Savannah and Riverfront
#50      San Francisco, Union Square West/Nob Hill   

 

 

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