10 Fantastic Winter Vacations

Regardless of whether or not you enjoy the winter season, there are many great travel destinations for all types of people. Here are 10 winter locations you can’t miss.

Key West, Florida

Home to some of the best beaches in the US, Key West is a prime winter escape. Spend an afternoon visiting an art gallery, trying exotic local cuisine, or kayaking peacefully in deep blue waters. Lime Tree Bay Resort is a great affordable oceanfront option for travelers.

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Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is home to one of seven surviving colonial lighthouses in the US. The town has an old time feel to it with rustic boardwalks and an interesting history. Tybee is one of the few places to have survived an atomic bomb, dropped on accident by the US Air Force in 1958. Hotel Tybee offers affordable rooms within walking distance of the ocean.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Everyone knows about the world famous hotels. Lesser know is that Vegas continues to build amazing family friendly attractions. The glittering lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a perfect place for kids to enjoy the spirit of the season. With so many options and hotels available for as little as $50 a night, it's hard to pass on Christmas in Vegas.

San Diego, California

With over 3,700 animals and 650 different species, the San Diego Zoo is a must visit this holiday season. Combo tickets allow visitors to split a week between the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. With hotel prices for under $100, San Diego is perfect for adventure seeking families.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Between the extravagant light show in City Park, bonfires along the Mississippi River levees, and musicals in classic cathedrals, New Orleans is a city full of life. By booking a hotel before Mardi Gras families can save big, often finding deals under $100 a night.

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Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Home to one of the best ski resorts in the Northeast, Stratton offers majestic mountainside views and plenty of wildlife to see. At lift prices under $100 per person, this ski resort is a can't miss this holiday season.

Keystone, Colorado

From skiing, snow shoeing, cat tours, tubing, and a day spa, this winter resort has something to offer every family member. And if the volume of activities wasn’t enough, kids ride the slopes free. With no limit on the length of stay for most cabins, why not enjoy a spacious Keystone rental property this winter.

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Bridger Bowl, Montana

Buried deep in the heart of the Rockies, Bridger Bowl is home to some of the best skiing Montana has to offer. Season passes are offered at reasonable prices. Located conveniently 16 miles outside Bozeman, feel free to split time between the slopes and the Museum of the Rockies (home to the largest collection of dinosaur remains in the US).

Estes Park, Colorado

Situated on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, this mountain village is a perfect base camp for the outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy the many elk, mule deer, big horn sheep, and black bear that are native to this area. Experience the outdoors like never before on backcountry snowshoeing trails or romantic sleigh rides.

Jackson, Wyoming

Just 5 miles from the majestic Grand Teton National park, Jackson offers some of the best winter activities in the nation. The park itself covers 2 million acres, plenty of room for snowmobiles, skiers, and hikers alike. Aside from the great outdoors, the town itself has many luxury hotels, diners, and museums.

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