Top 10 Destinations For Winter Vacations In The US

While traveling to New York City may be an expensive endeavor, experiencing the Big Apple in the winter and particularly around Christmas is indeed a most special time. 

New York, New York

In addition to the abundance of cultural and historic attractions, and numerous famous landmarks to discover, America’s largest city also has many specific winter themed activities.

New York, New York

Truly one of the most unique and beautiful cities in the United States, is an absolute treasure to discover and a great place to escape from cold winters. 

New Orleans, Louisiana

With average highs of 18 C between December and March, “The Big Easy” is a fantastic place to enjoy plenty of light and warmth that typically evade many people during winter. 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Full of distinct cuisine, music, dialects and plenty of Caribbean and French history, this city of 384,000 residents is well known for its multicultural identity.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Considered one of the United States’ best ski destinations, the town of Whitefish is the ideal place for a winter vacation filled with alpine fun. 

Whitefish, Montana

Enjoy the slopes in the area and in particular the Whitefish Mountain Resort with some 93 runs available. Meanwhile cross country skiing can also be tried at the nearby Glacier National Park, though be sure to follow all avalanche warning signs and safety procedures.

Whitefish, Montana

With temperatures in the months of December to March averaging highs of 20 C, San Diego may indeed be just the right place to consider visiting to escape brutal winter conditions.

San Diego, California

Just a short 30 minute drive from the Mexican border, “America’s Finest City”, is California’s second largest metropolis. 

San Diego, California

Home to a world famous surfing scene and long stretches of golden sandy beaches, San Diego is a culturally rich and naturally stunning ambience to spend a winter in.

San Diego, California

A must visit for ski, snowboard, and mountain enthusiasts, the community of Beaver Creek is home to the famed Beaver Creek Resort, one of the largest in the United States.

Beaver Creek, Colorado

Host of several Alpine Ski World Cup events in December, everyone from expert skiers to beginners can enjoy the slopes and picturesque beauty of this mountain village. 

Beaver Creek, Colorado

In addition visitors can enjoy an assortment of great restaurants, coffee shops, boutique stores, and plenty of alpine beauty.

Beaver Creek, Colorado

One of America’s most historic cities, Boston was established in 1625 and remains one of the very best destinations for everything American history.

Boston, Massachusetts

For those looking for a winter holiday in a most cultural place, than Boston is surely the place to be. With its mild winters and average highs of 4 C, visitors to “Beantown” can enjoy a comfortable place and cool place to explore some of the nation’s many historic firsts.

Boston, Massachusetts

Utah’s beautiful capital, Salt Lake City is a splendid place to visit any time of the year, but those looking for a delightful winter holiday will be particularly pleased. 

Salt Lake City, Utah

Just east of the Wasatch Mountains, skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports are very popular activities in this part of the country. 

Salt Lake City, Utah

Host city of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, in addition to the venues used for the event, visitors can also marvel at the Olympic Cauldron Park where the flame once burned.

Salt Lake City, Utah

With winter temperatures averaging 7 C, the city of Hood River is a beautiful place to spend a winter vacation. Just an under an hour’s drive from the volcanic peak of Mount Hood, 

Hood River, Oregon

Hood River is an outdoor lover’s dream with great activities year round. In the winter this town of 8,313 residents is particularly popular with alpinists who head to Oregon’s tallest mountain.

Hood River, Oregon

Another Colorado winter sport haven, the town of Crested Butte was founded back in 1880 and continues to be a favorite for alpinists of all kinds. 

Crested Butte, Colorado

Informally known as “The Last Great Ski Town in Colorado”, this municipality of nearly 1,700 residents is home to the Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing, and even sleigh riding can be enjoyed.

Crested Butte, Colorado

There is never a bad time to explore America’s capital city, and with temperatures averaging 10 C from December to March, Washington DC makes for a cool and culturally rich destination for a winter holiday. A federal district, the city is well known for its monuments, marbled buildings, assortment of museums and government offices, and wide boulevards.

Washington DC

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