For most people, they try to schedule their trips right before winter or after winter. This is because winter travel has somewhat been underrated through the years because the society and popular media has always portrayed winter as a season where you snuggle in or gather around the fireplace while sipping on a warm cup of cocoa. While this idea seems rather tempting, there are still many reasons why you shouldn’t waste a whole season of flurry and snow by staying indoors. Plus, there is always something magical about winter—you just have to be in the right place. Here are some of the best vacation spots that you should visit during the winter. Bonus: you don’t even have to leave the country to enjoy a holiday in these cities!
Who says winter is the season to bundle up in warm clothes? Bring out your suit case, pack as many swim suits as you can, and take the next flight to Hawaii for a luxury retreat you won’t forget. You may also want to pack a few rash guards or two because winter happens to be the best time to do water sports—especially surfing—in Honolulu.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
If you’re ever planning to go on a trip to New Orleans, make sure that it’s during the winter so that you won’t miss the festival that thousands of tourists flock in the city for—the Mardi Gras. Visiting New Orleans for the Mardi Gras is also a good excuse for you to get your hands on some of the city’s best delicacies. Don’t leave without trying out the jambalaya, the gumbo, and muffulettas. Forget about your diet! After all, Mardi Gras is also known as “Fat Tuesday,” right?
Salt Lake City, Utah.
If was ever a prime destination for skiing and winter sports, Salt Lake City could easily be in the short list. When you come down from the slopes, make sure to reserve some of your energy because Salt Lake City’s night life doesn’t disappoint. For those who are traveling on a tight budget, this city is also the perfect place to visit because it is known for its affordability.
It’s is considered as one of the best vacation spots when you are traveling with kids and most travelers would rather travel to Florida at a time when the kids are taking a break from school to make the most out of the city’s numerous theme parks. However, what will truly help you maximize a trip to Orlando is a visit during the winter. This means that you can enjoy the city at a time when it’s not too crowded with tourists. The best part? Shorter lines at theme park rides!