New York City top New Year's destination

Dec. 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- New York City topped Priceline.com's Top 50 destinations for New Year's based on thousands of hotel booking requests, officials of the travel website said.

"This is the second straight year that New York City has taken the top spot, so revelers will probably see a crowded Times Square this year," Brian Ek, in-house Travel Ekspert at Priceline.com said in a statement. "Elsewhere, New Year's crowds appear to be headed to Florida and southern California where the theme parks and major parades should see solid turnouts."

The Ninth annual list of the Top 50 destinations for New Year's included sections of cities such as the Latin Quarter in New Orleans, or New York City's Midtown West. Florida destinations took 12 spots on the list of 50 destination, while major theme park destinations in the Sunshine State and southern California appeared on the list seven times. New York City appeared on the list six times.

The top 10 New Year's destinations are:

-- New York City, Midtown West.

-- New Orleans, French Quarter.

-- Las Vegas, Strip North.

-- New York City, Upper East Side.

-- Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South.

-- New York City, Times Square/Theater District.

-- Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista.

-- Miami, Downtown.

-- San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf.

-- Chicago, North Michigan Ave./River North Area.

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