Despite the impression that New York City is always pricey, from January 3 to February 12 guests may take advantage of up to 23% savings at more than 140 hotels spread across the five boroughs during NYC Hotel Week.
Chicago offers an alternative in the winter months; January is the least expensive month to fly to the Windy City, even if it is typically less expensive to visit than New York City.
The average round-trip flight to Chicago in January is $187, while the average hotel room costs $140 per night, per Hopper data.
By visiting national parks in the winter, you can avoid the typical crowds while also potentially experiencing more comfortable weather in some parks,
such as those in desert regions where summertime temperatures can exceed 100 degrees.