We are in the thick of winter, but that doesn’t mean we should suppress our travel bugs. Let your dreams run wild and consider one of these excellent U.S. winter road trips:
Gorgeous in the winter, with colonial red brick buildings covered in snow, Boston is within arm’s reach of some of the best skiing in the country. About four hours north, Burlington, Vermont is a smaller metropolitan hub, near top mountains like Stowe, Smugglers Notch, and Sugarbush. Avid skiers can also hit iconic ski towns like Killington and Woodstock on the way.
A gorgeous city in the snowy winter, Montreal, Quebec is just a six-and-a-half hour drive from New York City. That means, you could be skating in Rockefeller Center one day and taking in the towering stained glass of Notre-Dame Basilica the next. Skiers can hit Lake Placid and Jay Peak on the way. Once in Montreal, Bromont and Le Massif offer breathtaking runs.
Those traveling on the West Coast this winter have plenty of climates and destinations to choose from. We recommend taking a coastal route from LA to Tahoe. You can enjoy delectable wine, seafood and ocean views with a stop off in Santa Barbara, and then cruise the iconic hills of San Francisco the next day. The more straight forward route cuts through Yosemite National Park, its own breathtaking attraction in winter. Once in Tahoe, skiing snowy peaks with sweeping lake views awaits.
Those who are not running to the mountains to shred pow this winter should try the south. Washington, DC feels winter, but is within driving distance of the countries warmer East Coast destinations. Take in sights on the National Mall then embark on a sprint for the tropics with stop offs in iconic cities like Charleston and Savannah on the way. End it by running into the ocean in South Beach.
We needed to mention at least one cross country road trip for our highway-loving readers. This winter, try the famous Northern Route, where you can line up major cities like Chicago and Minneapolis, as well as natural destinations like the Colorado Rockies and Green Mountains of Vermont. This particular route from Seattle to Boston only takes 45 hours!