Everyone loves Vegas: It’s U.S. travelers’ top pick, a survey says

Revelers pack the Strip on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.
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Americans love Las Vegas -- and apparently are prepared to love it even more this year. Las Vegas topped the list of 14 cities that travelers say they most want to visit in 2014, according to a survey by an online travel website.

Americans seem to favor big cities, at least one theme park destination (Orlando, Fla.) and beach cities, according to the findings of online travel website Hotwire. “Along with exercising or eating right, traveling more is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions,” company president Henrik Kjellberg said in a statement Tuesday.

California was the only state to have three cities -- San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego -- make the cut.


Besides Las Vegas, here’s the rest of the most desirable destinations:

2. Honolulu
3. New York City
4. San Francisco
5. Orlando
6. Washington, D.C.
7. Miami
8. Los Angeles
9. New Orleans
10. San Diego
11. Chicago
12. Boston
13. Anchorage
14. Seattle

Hotwire’s average hotel prices in those cities include $181 in New York City and $59 in Orlando. And the company recommends June as the best shoulder-season time to go to Vegas.

The online survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by Harris Interactive also found that more than a third of Americans plan to take several short getaways this year, and 29% plan to take one or two large vacations.

Now we know where they’re going too.
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