The Best Winter Vacation Destinations in the US

When someone mentions the term “vacation”, often images of beaches and bright sunny days are brought to mind. But what about those who love to travel through the holidays? We’ve compiled a couple of beautiful travel destinations for those individuals who love the crisp air, and maybe a little bit of winter snow.

These are the top winter destinations to visit in the United States.

New York, New York

New York, Usa - January 2, 2008: tourists and skaters in the famous Rockefeller Center during the Christmas holidays.

New York City in the Winter is a sight to behold and is one of the best in the United States. While sometimes reaching well below freezing temperatures, the holiday season is really when the beauty of New York shines through. With the holiday season officially beginning after Thanksgiving, New York offers gorgeous seasonal experiences, such as the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Centert or The Holiday Walk on Fifth Avenue to check out stunning window displays.

Nashville, Tennessee

They don’t call Nashville “Music City” just because. Nashville offers a handful of music events in the fall and winter, such as Holiday Harmony and the CMA Awards. Nashville also offers visitors with a wide array of farm-to-fork eateries and delicious southern cuisine. For a complete holiday guide for Nashville in the winter click here.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City

Autumn is an ideal time to visit Salt Lake City as this is when the crowds tend to die out and the vibrant foliage begins to showcase its true colors. Salt Lake City is a great place for hiking in the fall and snow sports in the wintertime. Salt Lake City is also home to several pieces of architecture, many of which are churches or places of worship.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago in the Winter

If there’s any time to visit the Windy City – it’s the fall and winter. With plenty of music festivals and street markets kicking off in the fall like the Latino Music Festival and the Christkindlmarket, Chicago is the place to be. The unique architecture of Chicago also takes the spotlight in October and November. Historic locations, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, offer tours where you can warm up and take in some history. Plus the Christmas decorations are quite lovely and over the top in the city this time of year.

Bend, Oregon

Bend Oregon in the Winter

The little-known town of Bend is full of life year-round, but it shines best in the glistening snow. You can stay at McMenamins or just go there for an evening to watch a movie, relax in their soaking pool, or discover their secret rooms. During the day, take a walk through Shevlin Park or stroll along the Old Mill River Trail for beautiful scenery. If you love to enjoy the outdoors in every season, Bend is the perfect destination for you!

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In conclusion, United States has quite a few fall and winter destinations to make your vacation memorable.

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