Top view of a free skier descending down a snowcapped hill, copy space.

Heading into winter, domestic travelers will have more variety when choosing travel destinations. From snowy favorites to always-sunny staples, these are a few of our suggested spots to vacation in the US this winter:

New England

New Englanders often say their attraction to the region is inspired by the seasons. Head there during the most intense and awe-inspiring time of year for skiing the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. City-lovers can find colonial charm with a trip to Boston, where red-brick buildings and centuries-old restaurants define a cultured atmosphere. 

Miami

If you cant handle the cold, then a tropical destination is best for your winter vacation. Check out our Winter Haven and Blue Moon hotels in South Beach, surrounded by iconic art deco architecture and gorgeous beaches. Late night clubbing, world class dining, and golfing in January all help make this southern city an easy winter stop.

New York City

For those who can make it for December, New York City is the quintessential holiday season destination. The tree at Rockefeller Center, decadent retail-window displays on Fifth Avenue, and sprawling winter markets at Union Square and Bryant Park all create an undeniably jolly atmosphere. For New Years, the city hosts the ball drop, and the world’s largest celebration. The rest of winter includes a romantically snowy Central Park, Rangers games and much more.

Southern California

Bringing it back to the sun for our warm-weather readers, Southern California is as desirable a winter destination as there is. Shop designer boutiques and explore movie studios in Los Angeles. Head up north to Santa Barbara for gorgeous views and world class wine. You could also take a trip down to San Diego for warmer ocean waters and excellent fish tacos.

Colorado

From Aspen to Vail, Colorado offers travelers some of the world’s finest mountains and resorts for winter sports. Whether you ski or board, this is a slope-lover’s paradise. Rent a car and explore various mountain destinations. Stop off in Denver for some fine dining and craft beer, or head to Boulder for a charming, small town vibe.