Best Winter Vacation Destinations


While some people love to head to a beach each winter to escape the cold, there are others who embrace all winter has to offer, and now a new report reveals where are the best places to go in the U.S. over the holidays, depending on which you prefer. 

WalletHub has just come out with their list of 2019’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations, judging 70 of the largest metro areas, both “warm” and “cold,” on 37 factors, including flight info, weather predictions and more.

Now if you’re someone who loves to actually be cold during the winter, the site says the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, areas of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin are the best places for a winter escape, scoring a 68.32, and coming in fourth for both travel and cost hassles, and attractions.

Top Ten Best Winter Destinations For Cold Weather Lovers

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  1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
  4. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  5. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  6. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  7. St. Louis, MO-IL
  8. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
  9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
  10. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Now, if you’re someone who needs to be in the warm weather when winter hits, that’s a whole other story. WalletHub chose the Austin-Round Rock, Texas area as the best winter destination for warm weather lovers, scoring a 75.89, and topping the list for travel costs and hassles, as well as attractions. Plus it comes in the Top Ten for weather, warm-weather activities, and safety.

Top Ten Best Winter Destinations For Warn Weather Lovers

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  1. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  3. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
  4. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
  5. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  6. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
  7. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  8. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
  9. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  10. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Source:WalletHub