When the temperatures start falling, some folks head to the beach or a tropical destination to warm up, while others embrace the cold and all that comes with it. Whether you welcome the chill or just want to escape it, a new report recommends the best places to travel this winter to find what you’re looking for.
- WalletHub has just released their list of 2023’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations.
- They rated 70 of the biggest metro areas in the U.S. on 37 factors and split the destinations into “warm” and “cold.”
- They were judged on everything from travel costs and hassles to accommodations to weather.
- For those who can’t get enough of the cold, the number one winter destination is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Georgia. It comes in first for cold-weather activities and second for weather.
- For the warm-weather lovers, the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, area tops the list for winter destinations, coming in at number two for attractions and it’s fourth for warm-weather activities.
Top 10 Best Winter Destinations for Cold-Weather Lovers
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- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Georgia
- Washington-Alexandria-Arlington, Virginia
- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois/Indiana/Wisconsin
- New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania
- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado
- Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana
- St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois
- Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware/Maryland
- Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts/New Hampshire
Top 10 Best Winter Destinations for Warm-Weather Lovers
- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada
- San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, California
- Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, Texas
- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
- San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
- Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina
- San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California
- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California