Amazing Winter Vacation Spots in the USA

Wendy Stokesby:


The US is one of the best places to travel, the basic reason being its enormous size, varied climate and natural diversity. The US has something to serve for travelers with different interests. Some like to flee the cold weather and others flock to the same. There are different destinations where you can visit pro-snow and pro-sand time.

One can also take price advantage in hotels, restaurants and other tourist spots in winters as they are crowded in summer and winter can be referred to an offseason in the US.

The blog guides you with top 8 destinations of the USA that you can explore in winters as per your diverse interests.


Top 8 Places To Explore In USA During Winters:

  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming:

If you enjoy the scenic beauty post snowfall then Yellowstone is the place for you. You can witness steaming geysers, white frosted forests and frozen lakes. You can feel the peace all around without any vehicle traffic and it is not even crowded in winters. In early November you have many places accessible here with snowmobile and snow coach tours. For stay, you can head to Jackson hole to visit Mountain resorts or you can even opt for hotels and log cabins.


  • Key West, Florida.

Source: Visit The USA

Florida is the most crowded place in the USA during winters. The weather is comparatively bearable that allows you to explore the city when almost all other parts in the US are frozen. The max temperature in January reaches 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Duval Street is a lively and enjoyable visit during the day and at night you must visit Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square.

You can even visit beaches, museums and churches in Florida through your day. If you are a food lover you can go for yummy seafood, Buffalo and taste all the non-vegetarian specialities of the area.


  • Minneapolis:

Source: Lonely Planet

You can enjoy in Minneapolis if you first study about this place and visit the right time. The city hosts 10 days top cold weather outdoor fest. Being here is completely an extraordinary feel. The Great Northern Winter Carnival is a complete package for a family holiday. Here you can observe a long list of activities to experience and enjoy. City of Lakes Loppet Ski festival, traversing on frozen Lake of the Isles completely bright by lanterns, torches, candles and city lights which is completely enclosed in blocks of ice. Kids can enjoy the show by fire dancers. There are even indoor eye-pleasing sights that are the collection of arts, decorations and culinary scenes.


  • Half Moon Bay, California:


If you love water and want to enjoy adventurous water sports in winter you must visit the place. You can witness the brave competition of Titans of Mavericks between November and March when there exist the best weather conditions. Apart from this, you can also explore nearby visits like forests, bluffs, beaches and Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can also explore the coastal beauty at the nearby places.


  • New Orleans:

Photo by Suzanne C. Grim/Shutterstock

With the rise of winter in February you can face the most happening winter carnival that is Mardi Gras Celebration. It is the biggest street parties held across the world. Hotels can be found completely packed during the weekends. You can experience different themes on each weekday. Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday and all the days that are completely colorful and full of tradition.


  • Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska:

Source: Jing Travel

The Aurora Winter Train is the tourist attraction that makes you travel through the Christmas card landscape. You can experience heavy snow and occasional moose before reaching Fairbanks. You can also sea mesmerizing ice sculptures at the ice museum. You can visit all the city highlights throughout the winter season that is September to March.


  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan:

Source: National Park Foundation

Elsa’s Arctic Castle in Frozen is the most attractive landscape of the place. You can completely enjoy the scenic beauty at the lakeshore. It is famous for multi colored sandstone cliffs in Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Enormous frozen waterfalls, caves covered with icicles just look like huge crystal balls, every look offered by the place is eye treating. For ice climbers, you are suggested to visit in February. The annual Michigan Ice Fest gives you a lifetime experience.

It is the festival for all visitors, viewers and players. Everyone can simply enjoy being at the place.


  • Las Vegas:

Source: Caesars Entertainment

‘Everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ this saying is not just a saying but visit to the place makes your holiday worth it. This is the most exciting place for all the party animals. Casinos, discos, pubs, clubs and hotels are all booked for the new year. The hard-partying town of the country is highly crowded during November, December and mid-January. The first choice of the people for the celebration of the new year. Nightlife is the attraction of the place. Though later parts of January and February have a comparatively low crowd.

Tips for International Travelers:

If you are an International traveler who wishes to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, you must apply for authorization. You can check ESTA application status to know the processing of your Visa.

  • To be eligible to travel in the US you must check :
  • If you are a citizen of a country that is eligible under the VisaWaiver Program
  • Your travel must be less than the period of 90 days.
  • Your motive for traveling should be clear that is business or travel.
  • You must not be in current possession of a visitor visa.
  • You must be clear about the application or authorization for travel of one or more person.
  • To be eligible for the process, you must own a valid passport of the registered Visa Waiver Program Country.
  • Valid account for money transactions. PayPal account or credit card
  • Your employment information and the present contact information.


Final Words:

Winters can be a more exciting period to travel in the US in comparison to Summer. Check the blog to know about the best places to visit in the US during Winter.

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