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Best Winter Getaway Locations to Visit This December

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Planning a winter getaway on a budget? Here are the best cheap winter getaway locations in the US that you can Visit Right now!

Beaver Creek, Colorado

This is the home of the famous Beaver Creek Resort, which attracts hundreds of people every December for one of the world’s premier ski events. With no less than 1800 acres of terrain that ranges from gentle slopes to steep bumps to thrill skiers of all skills, this picturesque village offers much more than snow-related activities.

An abundance of coffee shops and restaurants offer a wide range of mouth-watering sensations to suit all tastes and budgets. If all this is not enough for you, the unbelievable views of the Rocky Mountain from virtually every spot in Beaver Creek are something you will not forget for a while.

Miami, Florida

If you’d rather head further south for warmer temperatures and sunny skies, Miami, Florida, is your ideal destination. There’s plenty to do in Miami, from walking along world-famous South Beach to browsing galleries in the Design District to visiting the nearby Everglades National Park.

Miami Beach Florida

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is a great winter weekend trip. It’s friendly, not very expensive, it has world-class ski resorts, and quite possibly the greatest snow on earth. Once you see it, you’ll understand the intense fascination.

Besides the ski resorts and snow, Salt Lake has a robust beer scene and breweries like A. Fischer and Proper are serving up interesting brews in a fun environment.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

One of the best winter getaways if you want a city break in Montreal. A quick flight away or even a bus ride away from many East Coast cities Montreal is a must-visit if you are interested in a winter city getaway.

Montreal has many bars and restaurants where you can warm up from the cold temperatures outside. Montreal’s most famous contribution to cuisine is poutine, a dish consisting of French fries covered in brown gravy and cheese curds.

San Diego, California

Mild winters with temperatures between 55 to 70 degrees make a winter getaway in San Diego the perfect short vacation spot. With 16 museums, hiking trails, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, you could spend the entire day here.

San diego beach

Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica is a fantastic warm winter weekend escape in the United States. It’s a beachfront city in Southern California, and also the best place to stay in the county of Los Angeles. With the average winter temperature of 64 degrees, fun outdoor activities are possible year-round.

Denver, Colorado

Denver is a perfect destination for a winter getaway. In the middle of winter, Denver will have average highs in the mid-40s, with snow falling as soon as October in addition that snow can fall as late as May, giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy Denver as a winter wonderland.

If you are there on a snowy day, go to hilly parks like Ken Caryl Sledding Hill and go wild with a makeshift sled. You can also go to Ruby Hill Park, a free terrain park that gets covered in man-made snow.

Vail, Colorado

Vail is one of the most popular US Winter Destinations, with estimates of almost 700,000 people visiting during the winter! Vail has a typical temperature of about 30 degrees, but most importantly Vail receives 184 inches of snow! This means the majority of winter activities in Vail focus on snowy activities.

The most popular option is skiing or snowboarding at a famous resort. The best time to visit will be starting in January when there is a decent snow base, and before April, as the rising temperatures begin melting the snow.

Puerto Rico

With many nonstop flights offered from across the United States, plus no passport required for US citizens, Puerto Rico can be easily accessed for a weekend getaway. There are a number of places where you can stay at from the capital city of San Juan for its culture, to the nearby Condado for the shopping and nightlife, and Carolina for the beautiful beaches.

Island at Puerto Rico

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

One of the US’s top ski destinations every winter, Lake Tahoe is made to be a winter weekend getaway. Several notable ski resorts circle the lake and feature world-class skiing and snowboarding, and combined with views of the blue water of the lake, makes them magical.

Lake view of forest at Lake tahoe

Drives along Lake Tahoe are also popular, as the white blanket of snow makes the bright blue water of Lake Tahoe even more beautiful. Note that you’ll need to bring snow chains as snow and ice often lead to mandatory usage of such.

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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