Top Five Places to Go For Winter Break

Top Five Places to Go For Winter Break

Maddie Ng, Author

During winter break, the majesty and beauty of the winter season are most apparent. This is one of the best times for families to get out and enjoy themselves, whether with a vacation to another state, or a trip to a nearby landmark. Some of the best memories can be created when on a journey together. These are some of the best places to visit for a winter vacation in the United States.


5. Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte offers everything on ice that you can think of. Ski lifts, ice rinks, snowboarding, snowshoeing routes, sleight rides, and anything else on snow you can imagine. And after all that ice, you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful sunsets, accompanied by a backdrop of glittering snow atop pine trees. The beauty here is one for all ages and for all types, offering a place to get out and really enjoy winter.  Plus, the town includes a fantastic variety of delicious food and comfortable lodging.

4. Key West, Florida

If cold weather is not really your thing, Key West is the perfect place to escape with the average temperature being around 74 degrees Fahrenheit. And although this is a well-known fact throughout the US, Key West still provides more low-key activities, such as dining on freshly caught seafood or snorkeling through the beautiful coral reefs on the coast. And if you want to get into the center of the action, the nightly Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square and lively Duval Street are the perfect places to go.

3. San Diego, California

This is another place that pro-sand winter tourists flock to. A 100-mile sand-covered coastline that sports some of the best beaches in the world, is why San Diego is prime for a winter vacation. Among these beaches are Pacific Beach, La Jolla Beach, and Coronda Beach. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, or enjoying luxury time on the beach delights locals and tourists all year round. And the entertainment includes speedboating, sailing adventures, and whale watching all year round.

2. Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek is one of the best places to go skiing in the whole US. Known for its picturesque village, this charming resort has something for everyone in the family. With ice rinks, a performing arts center, a numerous hiking trails, it makes a lovely place for a winter vacation. For skiing, the slopes range from gentle, beginner-level hills, to steep, bumpy mountain sides, providing thrill for skiers of all levels. And the village wonders don’t stop there, offering a wide variety of mouthwatering food, from restaurants to coffee shops, fitting all budgets and tastes.

1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone is one of the most famous national parks, known for its steaming geysers and incredible wildlife. During winter, many roads are only accessible by snowmobile, or snow coach, allowing visitors to get a view of what Yellowstone was like before the cars came. And if you can handle frigid temperatures, you’ll get prime viewing at some of the most beautiful landmarks in Yellowstone due to the slow of tourists. And despite the bears hibernating, bison, elk, mule deer, moose, coyotes, and wolves roam the newly-frozen land.