Top Travel Destinations For Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Posted: 05/ 1/2012 11:27 am Updated: 05/ 2/2012 10:56 am

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Las Vegas is a top travel destination for Canadians...but it's not the only one.

What are your top travel destinations?

It's no secret that Canadians love to travel. But where do we travel to the most?

Hotels.com® has uncovered exactly where in the world Canadians are going to indulge their international travel desires.

The United States is our closest neighbour so it's no surprise that we enjoy scooting across the border to visit our American friends. Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Atlantic City are all targets for Canadian tourists. But we aren't afraid to visit destinations in Europe and Asia either.

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  • #20 Atlantic City, N.J.

    Casinos, fishing, beaches and that famous boardwalk and other attractions make this a destination.

  • #19 Washington D.C.

    The U.S. capital is home to many monuments, the National Mall and many free museums.

  • #18 Hong Kong

    <em>Hong Kong may be a hub for business travellers, but that doesn't mean you should cross it off the list if you're planning some leisure travel. It may be a bit further than the other destinations, but the city is definitely worth the trip. Travel to Hong Kong guarantees flavourful food, scenic views and a fusion of modern culture and historic sites. Hotels in the city have an average daily rate of $165 CDN. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #17 Anaheim, Calif.

    Anaheim is home to Disneyland Resort. Need we say more?

  • #16 Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale is home to many beaches and home for many Canadians.

  • #15 Rome

    Rome wasn't built in a day, and good thing too, otherwise this breathtaking city might not be what it is now. Besides the famous, and delicious, Italian cuisine, the city of Rome is also a stunning tribute to the past with classic historic sites like Vatican City - a definite must-see for first-time visitors. Accommodation in this historic city goes for average daily rate of $188 CDN. <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #14 Newark

    The New York City area hub brings many a Canadian into the area where they are a short trip away from bustling Manhattan.

  • #13 Honolulu

    Hawaii's beaches, tropical climes and its culture make Honolulu a destination for many travellers.

  • #12 Miami

    A popular year-round getaway for Canadians looking to escape to the beaches and party lifestyle. Key West is also a short trip from South Beach.

  • #11 San Diego

  • #10 Paris

    Ah, Paris. Culture, monuments, food and museums are just the start to an immensely popular tourist destination.

  • #10 Paris

    <em>For those who have visited the 'City of Love,' it's easy to see how it got its name. Visitors fall for the French culture, cuisine and European fashion. Paris is the type of place that can make even the little things, like a coffee and croissant in the morning, special. Travellers can book hotels in Paris for an average of $205 CDN per night. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #9 London

    <strong>Aside from our neighbours to the south...</strong> <br> <em>London has been a long-standing favourite amongst Canadians who can't seem to resist this popular destination across the pond. This fast-paced city has great shops, a trendy music scene, and residents with charming accents - what's not to love? This summer stands to be a busy one for Londoners as it's also hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, so if you're looking for a London hotel, do it now! Average daily hotel rates in London are $220 CDN. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #9 London

    <strong>Aside from our neighbours to the south...</strong> <br> <em>London has been a long-standing favourite amongst Canadians who can't seem to resist this popular destination across the pond. This fast-paced city has great shops, a trendy music scene, and residents with charming accents - what's not to love? This summer stands to be a busy one for Londoners as it's also hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, so if you're looking for a London hotel, do it now! Average daily hotel rates in London are $220 CDN. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #8 Los Angeles

    L.A., home to Sunset Strip and near many amusement parks make it a must-visit U.S. city.

  • #7 Boston

    The old city has a great mix of cosmopolitan lifestyle mixed with many historic neighbourhoods and buildings.

  • #6 San Francisco

    The cool West Coast city is a great walking city, with eclectic neighbourhoods, authentic cuisine and a gateway to wine country.

  • #5 Orlando

    SeaWorld, Disney World Resort and other outdoor activities makes this a popular destination.

  • #4. Seattle

    This West Coast city is known for coffee, laid-back culture and the Space Needle and is a perfect place to explore many of the region's great cities.

  • #3 Chicago

    Chicago has literally blown away its competition in the last year, jumping from the number 10 spot in 2010, to number three in 2011. The Windy City has a wide variety of attractions for tourists alongside impressive views and architecture. It is also known as the 'City in a Garden,' and the perfect urban destination for eco-friendly travellers who are sure to appreciate all the green space. The average daily rate for hotels in Chicago comes in at $166 CDN. <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #2 Las Vegas

    <em>Vegas is a place where dreams can come true. Think Disneyland, but for adults. Vegas took the number two spot which leads us to think that maybe sleep isn't high on the agenda for Canadian travellers. Maybe it's because visitors spend so little time sleeping that the city also has some of the best travel deals. The average daily rate for hotels in Las Vegas is only $107 CDN- less than half of New York. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

  • #1 New York City

    <strong>The heavy hitters</strong> <br> <em>The Big Apple took the number one international spot for Canadian travellers and it's really no surprise. With high-end shopping, high-class restaurants and high-intensity Broadway shows, New York has something for everyone... it just might cost you. It is also the only U.S. city in the top 10 international destinations with an average daily hotel rate of more than $200, coming in at $256 CDN. </em> <br> Source - Hotels.com

The top 20 list

20. Atlantic City
19. Washington, D.C.
18. Hong Kong
17. Anaheim
16. Fort Lauderdale
15. Rome
14. Newark
13. Honolulu
12. Miami
11. San Diego
10. Paris
9. London
8. Los Angeles
7. Boston
6. San Francisco
5. Orlando
4. Seattle
3. Chicago
2. Las Vegas
1. New York City

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