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San Diego Union-Tribune

Counting on Sunnier Days

…At No. 8, San Diego made TripAdvisor’s Top 10 list of popular U.S. city destinations for summer travel. The top three were New York City, Honolulu and San Francisco (the only other California city on the list).
One-third of survey respondents told TripAdvisor that they planned to travel during Memorial Day weekend, compared with 29 percent last year. For overall summer travel, 86 percent of respondents indicated travel plans, compared with 83 percent in 2010.
Any increase in San Diego’s summer tourism compared with last year may not be as noticeable as the rise between the summers of 2009 and 2010, since recession-tinged 2009 left plenty of room for improvement. About 10.3 million visitors came here in June-August 2010, an increase of 3 percent…