Winter Travels: The best vacation destinations in America

The winter can be gloomy, so it can be nice to escape the monotony and head out on the road for some adventure. Whether you’re skiing the Rockies, visiting Disneyland, or heading south for some fun, it’s a good idea to do some homework and think about what you might want to do on a winter vacation. Look no further, because some of the best winter vacation spots in America are right here:

5 top winter travel destinations in America -- isn't it time to try a new travel spot?

 

A Phoenix Escape

If you want to get away from a dreary, snowy winter, both Phoenix and Scottsdale have a lot to offer. Go for a hike in South Mountain Park or Echo Canyon Trail. Check Papago Park or the Phoenix Art Museum. At night treat yourself to The Nash, for some jazz and drinks, or Char’s Has the Blues for some laid back listening and cocktails. With temperatures in the mid sixties Phoenix is the perfect temperature in the wintertime to get outside and hit the trails.

Hunting in Georgia

Whether you are an expert hunter or going on your first trip, Georgia is an excellent destination in the winter for hunting. From quail to deer and even alligator, the state of Georgia offers a variety of game and hunting techniques. Whether you want to bow hunt or just carry your trusty firearm, it’s important to remember to have the correct permits and know the laws. Luckily, online hunter education resources like HunterCourse offers all the information you’ll need to stay safe and within the law.

Mardi Gras Party

Winter is the season of Mardi Gras down in New Orleans. Whether you’re looking for a party or you just want to explore the city, the culture and have some amazing southern cajun cuisine, New Orleans has a lot to offer. Spend a day in the Garden District, or at night, take a cemetery tour that will make your blood run cold. If you’re looking for some good music, check out The Candlelight Lounge, which is a local favorite, or The Spotted Cat. Both Of these venues are bare-bone local spots, The Spotted Cat even has a cash only bar. If you’re looking for the authentic experiences these places are worth a look.

Livin’ Las Vegas

Known for it’s other worldly casinos, lax laws and beautiful nighttime cityscapes, Las Vegas is a great place to escape to during the winter. Whether you enjoy some blackjack, craps, or simply tossing coins into slots, Las Vegas offers something for everyone. Go see Cirque du Soleil or maybe a Pen and Teller act. Cruise the strip, rent a limo, or just people watch—with so much happening you’ll never be board.

Colorado and the Snow Pass

If you enjoy hitting the slopes there is no better place to do it than Colorado. From Aspen to Breckenridge the Rockies boast some of the best skiing in the United States. Explore the alpine landscapes on board or skis and at the end of the day head back to the lodge for a cool beer and a soak in the hot tube. In Steamboat Springs visit the winter carnival, check out the fireworks display, or catch some live music at one of the local bars. No matter where you end up in the Rockies you’re bound to have good time.

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mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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