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Fairbanks #2 on Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations


December 06, 2012
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Lonely Planet, the top travel guidebook publisher in the world, today released its annual list of the "Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013," and Fairbanks, Alaska landed high atop the list in the number two position based on its Arctic skies that crackle with smoky blues, greens and reds. The northern light displays of Fairbanks has long drawn interests and 2013 will be big, marking the end of a fiery 11-year-cycle, when sunspots are particularly feisty, making for a big show in the Fairbanks' sky 240 nights a year.

Every year the U.S.-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of U.S. destinations that are prime for the next year. Lonely Planet's 2013 picks are literally all over the map: once-in-a-lifetime northern lights, new top-tier museums, moose trails, Polynesian paradise and barrels of bourbon.

The locations were selected and ranked by the company's team of U.S.-based editors and authors. Top 10 destinations on the list according to their rankings:

01) Louisville, Kentucky;
02) Fairbanks, Alaska;
03) San Juan Islands, Washington
04) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
05) American Samoa
06) Eastern Sierra, California
07) Northern Maine
08) Twin Cities, Minnesota
09) Verde Valley, Arizona
10) Glacier National Park, Montana


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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