You might be inclined to stay cooped up inside once the cold weather hits, but there are so many spots that are just as fun—if not better—in the winter than they are in the summer. Whether you want to ski, visit museums and art galleries, eat insanely delicious food, or escape the cold weather entirely, we've got you covered with the best winter getaways in the United States. You'll want to plan a trip for every single weekend this season.
Gorham’s Bluff is a quaint community atop Sand Mountain that overlooks the scenic Tennessee River Valley in the Heart of Dixie. Find your home away from home at the mainstay lodge and enjoy plenty of local attractions in the surrounding area—there's even the treehouse of your childhood dreams nestled in the woods nearby.
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The Last Frontier State, and Anchorage in particular, thrive during the winter months. With festivals, ski races, dog sled tours, ice fishing, and prime northern lights sightings, this popular destination boasts crystal clear days that lead into ideal star-gazing nights.
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Check the Grand Canyon National Park off your bucket list this winter when tourism is at an all-time low. Escape the daily routine in one of the most picturesque destinations across the United States. Just remember to bring a warm jacket and waterproof socks as frosty temperatures average around 30 degrees.of your
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Travel to Petit Jean State Park for a rustic getaway. The iconic 3,471-acre park is filled with plenty to see and do including 20 miles of hiking trails around Petit Jean Mountain with overlooks, bridges, and historic structures.
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Trade your sandals for snow boots and head to Mammoth, one of California's premier ski resorts. If a day on the slopes isn't your thing, you can also go snow shoeing, visit the waterfalls, or go snowmobiling.
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Head to this cozy town for some skiing, spa-time, and strolling around what feels like one giant snow globe. Not a skier? No problem! Downtown is dotted with colorful shops and quaint eateries making this destination the perfect getaway for everyone.
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Although this coastal Connecticut town is known as a warm weather haven, the calming ocean sounds and marina views make the winter months feel like summer.
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With a top-rated art museum and a spectacular orchid population at Longwood Gardens, there is plenty to do during the winter in this waterfront city. For a quick day trip, drive through Chateau country, home of the grand DuPont mansions.
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Melt away your winter woes with a trip down south to Miami Beach. Experience 70 degree weather, salsa dancing, and a renowned art scene.
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A drop in temperature in the southern city of Savannah, GA, means a drop in hotel rates with still plenty to do and see. Enjoy comfortable sweater weather (between 40-60 degrees), but if it’s chillier than usual, there are plenty of one-of-a-kind mansion tours and museums to explore.
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Say goodbye to slushy snow and aloha to sandy toes in Hawaii. Winter time is technically tourist season, but well worth the money and travel. Surf it up on the north shore with some of the biggest waves of the year, or spot a humpback whale during their famous migration to the Aloha State from January to March.
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You can experience every type of skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, but if you prefer life off of the mountain, there are plenty of cute shops, tranquil spas, and cozy eateries to enjoy.
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Don't be put off by the blistering cold—there's plenty indoors to keep you occupied. The Windy City is known for its iconic deep dish pizza and impressive array of world-class museums and aquariums like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Shedd Aquarium.
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, check out this quaint town, known for its historic mineral springs. Home to two hotels, three golf courses, two spas, and a casino, the French Lick Resort has loads of winter activities to enjoy while you're there.
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Settled between two scenic bluffs, Fort Madison has the longest double deck swing-span bridge in the world. After experiencing the sites, hit the town for some of the best antique shopping around.
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It's worth the trip if only to see the 80 million year old national landmark, Monument Rocks. If you're in the area, check out Castle Rock, too. Or, when in Kansas, head to the Oz Museum in Wamego.
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There’s more to Louisville than mint juleps. Get a taste of this sweet Southern city’s charm by checking out the Urban Bourbon Trail, a bluegrass bar (like Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar), or any of the area's art galleries.
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No matter what season it is, the city of NOLA is a buzzing with energy. Filled with jazz clubs, so many beignets, and French-Creole architecture, visit this vibrant city while there is a comfortable cool in the air.
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The beer-flowing breweries, Victorian-era mansions, and of course, the epic lobster rolls are just a few reasons to visit this New England waterfront city. Nix the beaches and opt to explore the cobblestone streets of Old Port where live music plays on almost every block.
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This capital city is famous for its blue crabs, charming 18th century architecture, and museums, which will keep you entertained and out of the cold.
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Best known for unbelievable fall foliage, you can also cozy up here during the winter months. Whether you’re out snowboarding or simply getting snowed in, you'll get a healthy dose of nature.
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Make Traverse City your playground for a winter weekend with hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing trails, and loads of nearby wineries and micro-distilleries. Wine not, right?
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Stay snug in any of Bluefin Bay's waterfront hotels with sweeping Lake Superior views, or venture out to explore nearby attractions like the Temperance River State Park or the Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort.
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Get your hiking boots ready and head to this scenic park with plenty of trails and a lake located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. There are both campsites and hotel suites fit for whichever type of rustic getaway you're in the mood for.
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Escape to the Show Me State for a low-key trip in the Midwest. St. Louis is home to the famous Gateway Arch and the heralded City Museum. If you’re looking for some one-on-one time with nature, head to Forest Park that includes four museums and a zoo inside the public space.
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Besides the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, the park has so many options for winter fun, including skiing and snowshoeing. With over 700 miles of rivers and lakes, Glacier National Park is the perfect destination for an outdoorsy vacation any time of year.in addition to stunning
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The rock formations in northwestern Nebraska’s Toadstool Geological Park are definitely worth a visit. The park is open 24 hours a day, all year long, and offers camping May through November.
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Nevada may be known for its desert, but visitors can still take in the splendor of Lake Tahoe (which sits on the California and Nevada border). Whether you’re in the mood to ski or more of an après ski kind of person, the Tahoe area has something for everyone.
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If you’re looking for a winter getaway with a historical twist, Portsmouth is the place. The quaint New England town has everything from a retired Navy submarine to the homes of famous colonial figures.
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Take a gamble on your winter escape with Atlantic City. The boardwalk isn’t as busy during the winter, but you can still get your poker face on in any of the casinos. With proper planning, you might even be able to catch your favorite musical act passing through town at one of the town’s big concert venues.
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