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Three Hawaiian islands make list of top 5 U.S. destinations

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    This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows a view of the Kapalua coastline on Maui.

Maui, Hawaii island and Oahu are ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, as the top U.S. destinations in the annual TripAdvisor.com Travelers’ Choice Awards.

New York City topped the U.S. list for the seventh year in a row, and Bali, Indonesia, is the global top choice.

Rankings were determined by an algorithm that factored in the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in each destination over a 12-month period.

Following Oahu at No. 4, were Las Vegas (5); Orlando, Fla. in sixth place; No. 7, Chicago; San Diego, Calif. and San Francisco at Nos. 8 and 9, and the last of the top 10 is Key West, Fla.

Booking interest by travelers using the site also was included in determining rankings.

“We’re excited to reveal our community’s favorite travel destinations for 2017 and recognize these iconic places with Travelers’ Choice awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, in a statement.

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