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aug 12 2011

How do you choose where to go on a three-day weekend?

The Statue of Liberty ((Courtesy Coolcameragirl/myBudgetTravel)

Hotwire.com released its list of the top-ten most booked destinations for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, and as usual, big cities dominate.

New York $195 (average nightly hotel price)

Boston $129

Chicago $90

Las Vegas $95

San Francisco $135

Toronto $93

Vancouver $116

San Diego $94

Dallas-Fort Worth $59

Washington, D.C. $89

But it came as a slight surprise to me that New York—which has far and away the highest average hotel price on the list—ranks number one. Sure, the Big Apple is great. We have the Statue of Liberty, museums galore, pizza, Broadway, the Yankees, and most importantly, the Budget Travel offices. But I would have suspected that budget-conscious Americans might flock to more wallet-friendly regional hubs on a three-day weekend.

So what gives? Leave a comment and let us know how you decide where to go on a three-day getaway!

(And by the way, you don’t need to shell out $195 for a hotel in New York! Check out our New York hotel page for stylish options under $150.)


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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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