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    New York City, Midtown West. Topping the list is the area of the Big Apple known as Midtown West. Bryant Park, a top attraction in the area, shows outdoor movies on summer evenings and bikini bodies during the day.
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    Las Vegas, Strip North Area. Coming in at No. 2 is Sin City's North Strip, home to the Stratosphere hotel, a popular option for travelers looking for an affordable option in the middle of the action.
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    Chicago, North Michigan Avenue/River North Area. One of the Windy City's most famous attractions is Michigan Avenue, pictured here. But if you need a little fun in the sun, be sure to head to the miles of Chicago beach that front Lake Michigan.
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    Paris, Champs Elysees/Arc De Triomphe. Even this weekend's high cost of international airfare can't keep travelers away from Paris. And since it's still technically spring, you can say you experienced springtime in Paris. It's the only international destination to make the top 11.
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    New York City, Midtown East. The No. 5 destination is the second of four NYC destinations to make the list. The neighborhood is home to Grand Central Station, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
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    New York City, Upper East Side. New York City's Upper East Side is known for high-end shopping, pricey hotels and some of the world's top museums. It's also a great place from which to explore Central Park, a true gem of the Big Apple.
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    San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf. No visit to the City by the Bay is complete without a trip to Fisherman's Wharf. Try the Dungeness Crab.
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    New York City, Times Square/Theater District. You'll likely find more tourists than locals in Times Square over the holiday weekend, but that's OK: the bright lights are a must-see when the sun goes down.
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    New Orleans, French Quarter. If you're looking for a good time, it's a guarantee on a trip to the Crescent City's French Quarter. Live music, friendly people, great food and cheap drinks: You'll never want to leave.
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    Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South. Coming in at No. 10 is another Sin City destination, this one the South Strip. You'll want to check out the famous Vegas pool scene while you're in town, and the Strip is home to some of the city's best.
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    Oahu, Waikiki Beach Area. Now this is the way to kick off the summer! Beaches, sun and surfing is what summer -- and Waikiki Beach -- are all about. This popular Hawaii destination rounds out the top 11 Memorial Day destinations.
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