Winter has always been our favorite season. Drinking hot chocolate in front of the fire, dressing in comfortable clothing, and snuggling into warm blankets with a hint of snow around you add some magic to the winter months.
However, the cold is not so magical for everyone. Many of us want to get away from the biting snow and enjoy the warmth of the sun that is so rare in the winter season. Luckily America is full of gems that continue to glow with warmth and sunshine during these gray days.
If you are looking for the best winter getaways, we bring you a list of some of the best winter cities and the best warm climates, all in one delicious slice!
Not only are some festive themed activities taking place in this exciting venue, but you can also find some of the best deals on hotel rates during these times. Also home to the ever so popular Mardi Gras this time of year, New Orleans has some of the best coffee to make your experience unforgettable.
Concord, New Hampshire
This location is for true winter fans who face the season with a sense of adventure. With 6 ski locations within a 50 mile diameter of Concord, this place is bustling with activity. 55 trails, 8 ski lifts and slopes make it the perfect place for the adventurous soul to visit. If you like cross country and downhill skiing, sledding, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and snowboarding, then Concord is a must see for you this year. Just remember to bundle up while tackling over 63 inches of snow.
While most people would flock to Honolulu; Hawaii’s capital in the winter, this underdog is just as good, if not better, for the winter. What makes this secluded little island so attractive for winter is that you can make the most of the beaches and the sun without the congestion and crowds. Although it is not like winter, the island also has a certain magic of its own. Go swimming and explore the sea caves, and snorkel in the water against the backdrop of lush green mountains and beautiful rainbows every day.
The chattering of the teeth in freezing temperatures at the anchorage have done little to prevent visitors from frequenting this place. Staying absolutely frozen from October to April, Anchorage offers you all kinds of winter activities in the sun (which, ironically, is pretty hard to come by in Anchorage). This urban center in the middle of nowhere has restaurants, pizzerias, sushi bars and pubs. Not only can foodies find every possible cuisine here, they can also enjoy a cultural experience by visiting Cyrano’s Theater Company, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and the 22 museums in this beautiful location. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice fishing, hockey, snowboarding and many other activities ensure that you don’t miss a thing.
What makes Anchorage special is the Aurora Borealis, which paints the canvas of the sky in vivid colors and lets your imagination run wild. It is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for inspiration.