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Top 5 places New Englanders like to go in winter

Our favorite destinations aren’t all warm — plus fast facts on seasonal travel.

Associated Press

> $141.17 — Average cost of a night in a Mass. hotel room last winter

> 59 percent — Percentage of drivers with jumper cables in their cars (64 percent of men, 53 percent of women)

> 25 degrees — Average temperature across New England during the winter months

> 734,828 — Number of travelers departing Logan during last winter’s holiday season

> 6 a.m. — Busiest time at Logan during that holiday season

> 18 percent — Percentage of flights delayed at Logan last winter

> 2,556,112 — Number of visitors to Mass. museums last winter

THE TOP FIVE WINTER DESTINATIONS FOR NEW ENGLANDERS:

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1. Naples, Florida

2. Honolulu

3. The White Mountains, New Hampshire

4. Stowe, Vermont

5. Palm Springs, California

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO VISIT?

The five states that send the most winter tourists to the region: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland

QUOTABLE “30 ROCK” MOMENT

Jojo Whilden, Courtesy of Sony P

From season 4’s “Winter Madness” episode:

Nancy Donovan (Julianne Moore): “I’ve got to scrape the icicles off the gutters. I’m tired of waking up to a porch full of dead squirrels.”

Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin): “God, I miss Boston.”

Sources: Discover New England; Hopper; State Farm; Automobile Association of America; TripAdvisor; Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism


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