Although I enjoy curling up by the fire with a book during winter, there are so many adventures in the snowy season.
There are so many places to visit in America, from Anchorage to New York City. Start planning your next adventure, whether you are looking to race up the mountains or relax at a luxurious ski resort.
- 1 Park City, Utah
- 2 Leavenworth, Washington
- 3 Boulder, Colorado
- 4 Mammoth in California
- 5 New York City, New York
- 6 Lake Tahoe, California
- 7 Charleston, South Carolina
- 8 San Diego, California
- 9 Aspen, Colorado
- 10 Jackson Hole, Wyoming
These are the top ten weekend getaways for winter in the USA.
Park City, Utah
Utah has some top-class ski resorts. Deer Valley was actually ranked the number one North American ski destination for three consecutive years.
This is the ideal place for both newbies and old pros alike. There are many great schools as well as slopes that cater to all levels.
You want all the European vibes you can get without having to leave the USA? Leavenworth, a Bavarian-styled town, is the perfect place!
Leavenworth, located in the Cascade Mountains is lined with Alpine-style buildings. There are also restaurants offering German beer and other food. You can birdwatch at the nearby lake of Wenatchee from your cozy cabin.
Did I mention the wineries and ski areas? Yep! This is the ideal place to spend winter holidays.
Boulder, Colorado is a great place to ski. It is only 35 minutes from the closest ski resort. However, Boulder offers ice climbing and sledding as well as hiking.
The Boulder International Film Festival is a must-see if you’re lucky enough to be there in February. Denver is also worth a visit if you still have time.
Mammoth in California
Mammoth is the perfect place for extreme sports and quiet days of trekking. This California hot spot offers the ideal place for paragliding and ice climbing as well as skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
Cool boutiques, as well as international brands, can be found here. The variety of restaurants and beers will appeal to foodies. There’s something for everyone, from traditional American cuisine to international fusion.
New York City, New York
Even if NYC is familiar to you, winter will bring a new perspective.
New York City has it all: the Rockefeller Center ice skates, an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration and the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world.
Lake Tahoe, California
Skiers and outdoor enthusiasts have been arguing over Lake Tahoe or Aspen for years.
Both are amazing destinations. It doesn’t matter if you are a skier or apres-skier, it is impossible to see all of Lake Tahoe in one weekend.
Charleston, South Carolina
Conde Nast Traveler readers voted Charleston, South Carolina their favorite American city for its southern cuisine, friendly hospitality and rich culture.
It’s a great time to go exploring the area, with mild temperatures still reaching the 50s in winter.
San Diego, California
Are you not into the snow? Go to Southern California instead! San Diego is the perfect place to escape winter, with temperatures still in the sixties and seventies. You may even get a beautiful beach day!
Winter is a great time to travel because of the lower costs and smaller crowds.
The San Diego Zoo is the most loved zoo in the world. Also, take in the culture at the many museums located around Balboa Park.
Whale watching is best done in winter. Book a tour and see the 20,000 gray whales passing by San Diego’s shores during winter.
Stay in one of the most luxurious Airbnbs in San Diego for the ultimate getaway!
Winter is a wonderful time to visit Aspen. The snowy season brings out the best of Colorado’s mountains.
Aspen is a winter wonderland with dog sled tours and snowshoe tours.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
You don’t have to travel to Africa to experience an unforgettable safari. Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris allows you to get up close and personal in Wyoming with local wildlife like buffalos and bald eagles.
Make sure you bring your camera! Plan to take some time afterwards to ski, snowmobile, or hike this beautiful land.
Which places in the USA would make great winter getaways? Comment below to let me know!