The top 15 Christmas getaway destinations for 2016

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Bing Crosby will do a lot of his usual crooning about being "home for Christmas" on radios, smartphones and MP3 players this December, but many Americans will nonetheless be taking wing — or taking to the rails or road — to spend the holidays someplace other than around the family hearth. Online travel agency Expedia.com examined its "holidata" (or holiday data) to determine where most people are headed, along with what it will cost you.

"For the December holidays, we found booking air travel [seven to] 13 days in advance of departure could lead to meaningful savings," said Sarah Gavin, Expedia.com senior editor and travel expert, in a statement. For even more discounts, Gavin recommends bundling your spending and saving by booking an entire travel package combining air, hotel, car and even activities. "When doing this simple task, travelers can save up to $600," she said. "Think of these savings as a bonus holiday gift that can help put a little something extra under the tree."

CNBC.com shares Expedia.com's top 15 Christmas travel destinations in the following slides.

Source: Expedia.com

15. Tokyo

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $171

3-star hotels: $148

4-star hotels: $412

5-star hotels: $1,084

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

14. San Diego

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $126

3-star hotels: $146

4-star hotels: $135

5-star hotels: $188

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

13. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $739

3-star hotels: $417

4-star hotels: $476

5-star hotels: $4,673

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

12. Paris

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $160

3-star hotels: $104

4-star hotels: $155

5-star hotels: $233

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

11. Kissimmee, Florida

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $152

3-star hotels: $149

4-star hotels: $361

5-star hotels: $173

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

10. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $791

3-star hotels: $142

4-star hotels: $1,278

5-star hotels: $1,400

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

9. Anaheim, California

This year Disneyland celebrates its 60th anniversary of been open.
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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $161

3-star hotels: $174

4-star hotels: $620

5-star hotels: N/A

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

8. London

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $212

3-star hotels: $97

4-star hotels: $149

5-star hotels: $414

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

7. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

People relax on lounge chairs at beach, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016 (Expedia.com found that average daily rates at hotels in Playa del Carmen are down 15 percent this year from the same time in 2015.)

All hotels: $425

3-star hotels: $226

4-star hotels: $544

5-star hotels: $1,110

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

6. Honolulu

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $342

3-star hotels: $240

4-star hotels: $758

5-star hotels: $892

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tourists rest at Bavaro beach, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on January 16, 2012.
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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $552

3-star hotels: $305

4-star hotels: $614

5-star hotels: $773

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

4. Orlando

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $175

3-star hotels: $147

4-star hotels: $202

5-star hotels: $386

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

3. Cancun, Mexico

Tourist couple looking at Gaviota Azul beach, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $524

3-star hotels: $309

4-star hotels: $633

5-star hotels: $789

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

2. New York

New York City Madison Square park view with Christmas color lights and Manhattan skyscrapers.
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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $234

3-star hotels: $180

4-star hotels: $205

5-star hotels: $395

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)

1. Las Vegas

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Average daily rates, Dec. 23–26, 2016

All hotels: $104

3-star hotels: $80

4-star hotels: $93

5-star hotels: $187

Source: Expedia.com (as of Nov. 30, 2016)