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Study: Atlanta best cold destination for winter travel, Las Vegas best warm destination

The famed Polaris restaurant reflects in the windows of an adjacent building on May 1, 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — Atlanta is the best cold destination for winter travel, according to a new study from WalletHub.

The complete list:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Albuquerque, N.M.
  3. New York
  4. St. Louis
  5. Washington
  6. Kansas City
  7. Chicago
  8. Denver
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Cincinnati

Conversely, Las Vegas is the best warm weather destination. The complete list:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. San Diego
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Phoenix
  5. Tucson
  6. San Francisco
  7. Orlando
  8. Tampa
  9. Dallas
  10. Austin

WalletHub said their analysts compared 69 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) to identify the best winter-travel destinations. The organization said it analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions in each winter vacation spot.

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