Top Winter Travel Destinations

Winter travel destinations can be separated into two broad categories: tropical escapes from your frost-covered hometown and chilly winter wonderlands that provide relief from your muggy surroundings. We’ll give you examples of both.

The best travel locations combine luxury and affordability. We know how pricey winter getaways can be. When planning your vacation, you have to budget based on your priorities, so we’re going to give you some of the places that will deliver the winter goods.

Boston, Massachusetts

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For a vacation into the heart of winter, look no further than the snow-cloaked parks of Boston. This New England getaway is perfect for chilly days, trips to the museum to get warm, and beautiful hotels in the heart of its historic districts.

Oahu, Hawaii

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For a decadent winter getaway on the warm beaches and under the sunlit skies of Hawaii, Oahu is the place to be. Resorts on the beach offer luxury escape from your local snowstorms and the view is just perfect.

Lucerne, Switzerland

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Another high-priced winter getaway will send you to the snowy mountains of Lucerne, Switzerland. It’s one of the most picturesque winter places on earth, perfect for snowshoes and walks down historic downtowns, christened with powdery snow and Christmas cheer.

Costa Rica

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Another winter wonderland for cold folks that want to get warm, Costa Rica is a major destination for bikers, hikers, horseback riders, and more. Don’t forget to visit its world-famous beaches while you’re there.

Quebec City, Canada

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If you’re looking for temperatures in the 10s and the most elaborate Christmastime décor this side of Switzerland, look no further than the skating rinks and classic French architecture of snowy Quebec City. Visit the Mois Multi Art Festival while you’re there.

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Despite its reputation as a pricey getaway, Las Vegas is actually a bargain vacation in the wintertime. As room rates drop off, you’ll be able to get a room on the strip, take in a show, and enjoy the moderate, pleasant temperatures.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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This one may be out of the way, but for mildly warm winter travel destinations, complete with cheap rooms and incredible mountain ranges, Chiang Mai is an underrated spot. This folkloric city may not even look real when you see it for the first time.

The Takeaway

Enjoying the world’s winter vacation spots depends a bit on perspective. Whether you’re looking for a respite from the cold or a beautiful place to enjoy it, this list should serve as a starting point for you to find your way around the world this winter.

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