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Mag Mile among top U.S. Labor Day destinations

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Priceline.com is known for its commercials and annual list of Labor Day destinations.

Listen closely as you walk down the Magnificent Mile in Chicago - the medley of accents may confirm the travel website's results this year - Chicago's North Michigan Avenue/ River North area is the number two attraction for traveler's Labor Day weekend.

"The mighty skyscrapers, the people all around, the spirit of the city, I think that's what gets people here, especially during the holiday season," said Shiny Sarkar, a tourist.

The Windy City's Magnificent Mile slipped a spot this year but still beat out big attractions including New York's Times Square/ Theater District, New Orleans' French Quarter and the Las Vegas strip.

"There's a lot of shopping and a lot of sites to look at," said Christina Bessette, a Shorewood resident.

"It just has so much versatility because there's so many things you can do in a day," said Kody Troyner, a Shorewood resident.

Travelers are trading the sand for the city this holiday weekend. The big cities' buzz and energy outscored beach destinations on Priceline's list of this year's top Labor Day getaway locations.

The city's tourism organization Choose Chicago reportedly credits massive ad campaigns to the big boost in popularity. On its website it touts apps with instant updates and information.

"I don't know what city would have something as great as Chicago does," said Chicagoan Andrew Morowczy.

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