Top Five Winter Vacation Spots in the U.S.

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are two types of winter travelers.  On the one hand, there are those who love the cold weather and welcome it with open arms.  These individuals spend their winter vacation skiing on the slopes or spending time in a winter cottage with friends and family. On the other hand, there are the travelers who journey to the warmer climates to enjoy the beach and wear summer clothes. Whether you enjoy the cold snow on your face or the warm sand beneath your feet, be sure to check out’s favorite winter vacation spots in the country for the upcoming frosty months.

Destination #1: Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Denver is the perfect winter wonderland vacation spot! With more than 30 ski resorts in the city alone, Denver is ideal if you want to hit the slopes with family and friends. Be sure to visit Lower Downtown, nicknamed LoDo, for the LoDo Aglow window design contest where local artists decorate store windows each holiday season.  In January, your inner cowboy can shine at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, where pro rodeo and horse shows take place in the city.

Destination #2: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Although Las Vegas is a top vacation spot year-round, it’s best to visit the “Sin City” during the winter months when it’s not as crowded on the Strip.  There are lower rates and shorter lines for all attractions.  During this time of year, it’s also easier to obtain VIP reservations at the best fine dining establishments, such as Le Cirque at the Bellagio Hotel.

Destination #3: Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

There’s so much to do in Los Angeles in the winter! What’s great about the Los Angeles area is that you’re an hour or two away from the beach, desert, and the mountains!  Disneyland is only an hour away as well.  Take a drive down Hollywood Boulevard and Rodeo Drive for amazing shopping.  The city is also home to numerous ski destinations if you want to hit the slopes.

Destination #4: Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Do you like themed amusement parks? Do you also like 70 degree weather in December and January? Then Orlando is a great winter vacation spot for you! Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Universal Studios are all located in Orlando, so there’s plenty to do. If you want to take a break from the theme parks, Orlando is also home to the Orlando Ballet, three outlet malls, and the Orlando Museum of Art.

Destination #5: New York, New York

New York City, New York

Ice skating at Rockefeller Center, walking in the snow in Central Park, attending winter Broadway shows… the winter activities in New York City are endless. In February, New York City celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year with cultural performances, including a parade with magicians, acrobats, and elaborate floats.  For an unforgettable experience, visit New York City during New Years and watch the crystal ball drop in the middle of Times Square with thousands of others!

Does this list include one of your favorite winter vacation spots?  If you’re thinking about renting an apartment in one of these cities, you can visit for wonderful rental listings.

Category: Holidays

About Elyssa Bernstein:

Hi! My name is Elyssa and I am the Social Media Marketing Assistant for and in my lovely hometown of Norfolk, VA. I assist the amazing social media team by writing content for our blogs, updating all of our social media platforms, and managing our Instagram accounts. When I’m not at work, I love to travel… especially to Virginia Tech to watch a Hokie football game!

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