Amazing Winter Destinations in the U.S.


Winter is a great time for many Americans to unwind and relax from the hustle and bustle of daily lives. Many businesses tend to slow down as they start planning for the new year. Many employees will take a week or two off to spend time with their families. It’s a period where many things tend to slow down.

From holiday vacations to New Year’s celebrations to a quick getaway, we’ve compiled a list of winter destinations to consider visiting in December, January or February.  

Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is a perfect winter destination for many Americans. The city of Savannah is filled with many holiday events, yummy restaurants and local places to keep you busy. 

River Street, Broughton Street and The Paris Market are popular areas to visit during your stay.  

As a bonus, the weather is mild and pleasant…it can sometimes reach 70s during the winter months. Not ideal for skiing but perfect for those looking to escape the frigid cold.  

Leavenworth, WA

The primary reason tourists visit Leavenworth is to enjoy the magical lighting ceremonies and Christmas celebrations. There are numerous things to do and places to see in Leavenworth during the winter season. This Bavarian-themed town is surrounded by beautiful mountains. It’s a real-life Christmas town!  

Some things to do during your stay include visiting Eagle Creek, walking on the Icicle Road, Icicle River Snowshoe Trail, Plain Valley Ski Trails, and enjoying your time at Lake Wenatchee State Park. 

New York, NY

Everyone knows how beautiful NYC is all year round but the winter season is more magical and vibrant, making the Big Apple a must-to-visit destination in the U.S. The Christmas lights go up after Thanksgiving, and holidays/New Year’s celebrations attract thousands of tourists from different parts of the country and abroad. 

Winter in ‘The Big Apple’ boasts bare trees, snow-topped towers, vibrant nightlife and twinkling lights, making it a picture-perfect scene for visitors to create and share memories with their loved ones, friends and followers. We recommend the following activities to get the most out of the wonderland city:

  • Visiting the American Natural History Museum 
  • Enjoying music concerts and theatre scenes 
  • Celebrating Chinese New Years
  • Window shopping on Fifth Avenue 
  • Ice-skating in Bryant Park 
  • Ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center 
  • Visiting the 9/11 Museum
  • Holiday Shopping at the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

Seattle, WA

Seattle is another ideal destination for American vacationers to spend quality time with their families and friends during the winter. Looking past the overcast weather and cold temperatures, there’s many things to do in Seattle especially for couples, including:

  • Visit local coffee shops 
  • Take a ride on the ferry
  • Relax at Woodland Park Zoo
  • Shopping at the Pike Place Market
  • Head to the Seattle Aquarium
  • Explore Discovery Park
  • Theaters and music venues
  • Visiting the Space Needle

Maui, HI

There are numerous reasons to visit Maui, Hawaii, during the winter season. These include but are not limited to perfect beaches, volcanic landscapes, lush-green valleys, rich culture, diverse restaurants, historic villages and picturesque sceneries. 

Some of the best activities or things to enjoy in Maui during the winter are Whale watching, Maui Gift and Craft Fair, Art Festival in Lahaina, Holiday Lights Stroll, Lahaina Banyan Tree Lighting, etc. If you are an experienced surfer, we recommend hitting the big waves on Maui’s north shore. 

Washington, DC

The nation’s capital, Washington DC, is another winter wonderland for tourists, offering pleasant weather during the daytime and a more relaxed/chilly atmosphere at night. You can enjoy plenty of things, activities and places to see in Washington DC, including the National Christmas Tree & Pageant of Peace, the National Zoo, and eco-friendly tours to the U.S Botanical Garden. 

You can also go shopping at the downtown Holiday Market. The capital city boasts spectacular scenery and impressive architecture with dozens of scenic sites you can’t overlook. 

Are you a sports fan?  Go watch one of Washington’s professional sports teams – Washington Football Team, Wizards and Capitals.

Escape to One of These Winter Destinations

Winter vacation is an excellent way for people of all ages to unwind and celebrate the holiday season with their family and friends. Winter in the U.S is full of festivities and holidays like Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, allowing you to set aside your daily errands for exploration. 

Despite the cold, the vibrant atmosphere, beautiful attractions, delectable food, stunning sceneries and friendly atmosphere are a few things that make these the top winter destinations in the U.S. 

Start planning your winter getaway with Superior Cruise & Travel, a KROZ Company!

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