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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Top 4th of July holiday destination revealed

New Orleans' French Quarter is the most popular destination for July 4 weekend travelers, according to’s Top 50 Destinations list. The destination topped last year’s top spot, New York City’s Midtown West area, which came in at No. 3 this year, as well as Chicago's trendy North Michigan Avenue, which is No. 2 this year.

The list is based on more than 30,000 hotel room booking requests made by customers using the company’s Name Your Own Price hotel reservation service. The 2013 list is based off of credit card-backed booking requests on, revealing actual consumer travel intent for the upcoming holiday.